Academic Staff

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Phone: 04-8240168 (2168) | Room: 7082
Prof. Irit Akirav
Head of Psychology Department
iakirav@psy.haifa.ac.il
Cannabinoids (cannabis) as a potential treatment for neuropsychiatric disorders in animal models. The involvement of the endocannabinoid system in stress, depression, post-trauma, learning and plasticity.
Prof. Zohar Eviatar
Phone: 04-8249668 (3668) | Room: 7099Prof. Zohar Eviatarzohare@research.haifa.ac.il
The type an manner of interhemispheric interaction and its relationship to higher cognitive functions. Psycholinguistics of inner speech and bilingualism. Reading and writing in different languages
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Phone: 04-8240964 (2964) | Room: 7088
Dr. Roee Admon
Chair of The Ethics Committee
radmon@psy.haifa.ac.il
What are the mechanisms that mediate vulnerability vs. resiliency to stress in humans? | Research in the lab integrates behavioral, psychological, physiological, endocrinological and neural (brain function and structure) measures of stress response among healthy as well as psychopathological populations.
Dr. Idan M. Aderka
Phone: 04-8249673 (3673) | Room: 7114Dr. Idan M. Aderka iaderka@psy.haifa.ac.il
The lab focuses on social anxiety disorder and how it manifests in interpersonal interactions conducted in the lab and in individuals daily lives. The lab also focuses on processes of change occurring in psychotherapy conducted in both face-to-face and internet-delivered formats.
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Phone: 04-8240197 (2197) | Room: 6038
Prof. David Oppenheim
Head of Developmental Psychology Program
oppenhei@psy.haifa.ac.il
My research involves early parent-child relationships and their implications for children's socio-emotional development. I study parents' insightfulness into the inner world of the child and emotional dialogues between parents and children in normative samples and samples of children in environmental and development risk.
 Dr. Hadas Okon-Singer
Phone: 04-8249671 (3671) | Room: 7087 Dr. Hadas Okon-Singerhadasos@psy.haifa.ac.il
Cognitive and brain mechanisms enabling regulation of emotional processing | The influence of attention mechanisms on emotional reactions | Individual differences in emotion-attention interactions | Neural regulation of blood pressure reaction to emotions.
 Prof. Moshe Almagor
Phone: 04-8240965 (2965) | Room: 7083 Prof. Moshe Almagormalmagor@psy.haifa.ac.il
System therapy | Dialectics and therapy | Forensic Psychology | Objective personality assessment
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Phone: 04-6647976(7176) | Room: 7098
Prof. Tali Bitan
Head of Clinical Neuropsychology Program | Chair of M.A Committee
tbitan@research.haifa.ac.il
Brain plasticity in learning and rehabilitation of language skills; Brain imaging and functional connectivity within and between hemispheres; Reading acquisition and second language learning in children and adults; Sleep and consolidation in language learning. Brain plasticity in rehabilitation following stroke.
Prof. Amit Bernstein
Phone: 04-8240141 (2141) | Room: 7105Prof. Amit Bernsteinabernstein@psy.haifa.ac.il
Attentional (dys)regulation in mental (ill) health. | Mindfulness or present moment attention and awareness in mental life and health. | Psychological processing of internal states (e.g., thoughts, physical sensations, emotion). | Mental health of refugees and other forcibly displaced survivors of atrocities and violent conflict.
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Phone: 04-8249964 (2934) | Room: 7110
Dr. Shai Gabay
Chair of Ph.D. Committee
sgabay@psy.haifa.ac.il
My Research Interest is focused on the evolutionary predecessor and functional involvement of subcortical areas in a range of complex mental operations (e.g., attention, perception, mathematical abilities, social processes and mental representations).
Prof. Morre Goldsmith
Phone: 04-8249745 (3745) | Room: IIPDM 150-4Prof. Morre Goldsmith mgold@univ.haifa.ac.il
Human memory | Metacognition | Metacognitive regulation of memory accuracy and informativeness | Visual attention and perceptual organization | Visual attention and object perception.
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Phone: 04-8249674 (3674) | Room: 7086
Dr. Inna Gaisler-Salomon
Head of Brain and Psychopathology Program
igsalomon@psy.haifa.ac.il
Glutamate transmission in the brain: contribution to schizophrenia-like abnormalities of cognition and attention; Animal models of cognitive dysfunction; Gene x environment interactions; Epigenetics and behavior; Transgenerational transmission of stress.
Dr. Noam Weinbach
Phone: 04-6647960 (7160) | Room: 7107Dr. Noam Weinbach nweinbach@psy.haifa.ac.il
Neurocognitive functioning in psychopathology | Neurocognitive aspects of eating disorders and behaviors | body image and cognition | Emotion regulation and attention in psychopathology
Prof. Sigal Zilcha-Mano
Phone: 04-8249047 (3047) | Room: 7109Prof. Sigal Zilcha-Mano sigalzil@psy.haifa.ac.il
Research interests: What makes one treatment succeed and the other fail? What are the therapeutic processes at the basis of effective treatments? How can we increase the chances that a treatment will be effective in reducing symptoms and increasing well-being?
Dr. Tertsa Joels
Phone: 04-8240282 (2282) | Room: 6036Dr. Tertsa Joelsjoels@psy.haifa.ac.il
Developmental psychology | Attachment | Divorce | Holocaust | Trauma | Matrimony and family | Psychotherapy.
Prof. Yaffa Yeshurun
Phone: 04-8249656 (3656) | Room: 7090Prof. Yaffa Yeshurun yeshurun@research.haifa.ac.il
Visual attention | Visual perception | Psychophysics | Attention and cross-modalities | Models and simulations of information processing.
 Dr. Ainat Pansky
Phone: 04-8249437 (3437) | Room: IIPDM 150-17 Dr. Ainat Panskypansky@research.haifa.ac.il
Accuracy and distortion of the human memory | Constructive memory | Memory illusions | Memory | Meta-memory and aging | Eyewitness testimony | Memory of everyday life.
 Prof. Ilan Fischer
Phone: (3672) | Room: 7113 Prof. Ilan Fischer ifischer@psy.haifa.ac.il
Individual and group decision | Social dilemmas | The evolution of cooperation | Computer simulations of social processes.
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Phone: 04-8249666 (3666) | Room: 7104
Dr. Baruch Eitam
Head of Social Psychology Program
beitam@psy.haifa.ac.il
Motivation-cognition interactions in health and pathology. More specifically: Visual awareness and imagery, Information and action selection and the Sense of agency.
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Phone: 04-8240960 (2960) | Room: 7102
Prof. Danny Koren
Head of Clinical Area
dkoren@psy.haifa.ac.il
Early detection and intervention in schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders | The development of the basic sense of self in adolescence, insight, self-awareness and decision making in schizophrenia and other psychological disorders | Psychological and neuropsychological effects of traumatic events.
Dr. Oded Klavir
Phone: 04-8240142 (2142) | Room: 7095Dr. Oded Klavirklavirod@gmail.com
Research in the lab is focused on the neural circuits of learning and behavior, circuits functions and interactions underlying adaptive behavior and the malfunctions underlying psychopathology.
Prof. Jenny Kurman
Phone: 04-8249669 (3669) | Room: 7097Prof. Jenny Kurman jennyk@psy.haifa.ac.il
Cross-Cultural Psychology (pro environment behaviors. Coping with cancer, eating disorders); The social self (self-enhancement, self-regulation, self-perceptions among members of minority groups, stereotype threat); Bi-cultural Identity.
Prof. Gal Richter Levin
Phone: 04-8240962 (2962) | Room: 7092Prof. Gal Richter Levin galrichterlevin@gmail.com
Brain and behavior | Neurobiology of learning and memory | Neurobiology stress-related disorders | Emotional modulation of memory.
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Phone: 04-8249660 (3660) | Room: 7111
Prof. Tomer Shechner
Chair of B.A Committee
tshechner@psy.haifa.ac.il
The primary research focus of our lab is on the development of anxiety disorders. By using a multiple level analysis approach, we study the biological, cognitive, behavioral and environmental factors that contribute to the etiology and maintenance of pediatric anxiety disorders.
Dr. Assaf Kron
Phone: 04-6647959 (7159) | Room: 7113Dr. Assaf Kronkron.assaf@gmail.com
The emotional response | Models of emotional experience | Ambivalent feelings | Emotions and cognition.
Dr. Keren Sharvit
Phone: 04-8240929 (2929) | Room: 7103ADr. Keren Sharvitksharvit@psy.haifa.ac.il
Psychological processes involved in intergroup conflicts and their resolution | Emotions and emotion regulation in intergroup conflicts | Morality in intergroup conflicts | Societal beliefs and ideologies
Prof. Lily Rothschild-Yakar
Phone: 04-8240961 (2961) | Room: 7100Prof. Lily Rothschild-Yakarlilyrot01@gmail.com
Personality assessment – multi-methodical model | Mentalization and psychopathology | Eating disorders | Somatization | Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) | Processes of changes in a therapy | Psychopathology and developmental psychopathology.
Prof. Simone Shamay-Tsoory
Phone: 04-8288778 (8778) | Room: 7094Prof. Simone Shamay-Tsoorysshamay@psy.haifa.ac.il
The biologic basis of emotions and social behavior: How do we understand emotions? What are the brain mechanisms underlying empathy, social communication and interpersonal synchronization? | Deficits in social behavior in psychopathology, including autism, schizophrenia, social anxiety and depression.

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