ד"ר עמית שרירא

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AMIT SHRIRA, Ph.D.

 

A. Contact Details

E-mail: amit.shrira@biu.ac.il

Office number: 972-3-5317543

 

B. Education

2011-2012: Post-doctoral fellow, the Israel Gerontological Data Center, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.Supervisor: Prof. Howard Litwin

2005-2010: PhD, Tel Aviv University (Psychology).

Dissertation title: "Trauma in the life story: Holocaust-related expressions and time perspective as regulators of long-term traumatic effects on emotional experience." Supervisor: Prof. Dov Shmotkin.

2003-2005: MA, Tel Aviv University (Clinical Psychology).

1999-2003: BA, University of Haifa (Psychology and History of Art).

 

C. Academic Positions and Activities

2012-: Senior lecturer, Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences, Bar-Ilan University.

2009-2011: Research Director, Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University.

2008-2012: Teaching associate Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University.

2008-2012: Seminar instructor, Department of Education and Psychology, The Open University.

 

D. Scholarships and Awards

2010: Excellence grant by the Dean of the Social Sciences Faculty for PhD students. Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University.

2009: The Bergman Award for PhD dissertation by the Herczeg Institute on Aging, Tel Aviv University.

2009: Grant given by Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute of Gerontology and Human Development and ESHEL - the Association for the Planning and Development of Services for the Aged in Israel.

2008: The Marmot Grant. Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University.

2007: Excellence grant by the Dean of the Social Sciences Faculty for PhD students. The grant was named in the honor of Dr. Bar-Lev Moshe - Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University.

2006: Excellence grant by the Dean of the Social Sciences Faculty for PhD students. The grant was named in the honor of Hermalin Yaankovska - Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University.

2005: Excellence grant by the Dean of the Social Sciences Faculty for graduate students. The grant was named in the honor of Dr. Bar-Lev Moshe and Green Irving - Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University.

2000: Outstanding Excellence grant for BA students - Department of Art Studies, University of Haifa.

 

E. Research Grants

2014: Principle investigator: research funded by the Israel Science Foundation (ISF): " Subjective age and subjective closeness to death: Can self-evaluations predict functional decline, what moderates this prediction, and what factors affect the evaluation?" Other PI: Y. Palgi, G. Kavé, & Shmotkin, D. (three-year study, IS 84,000 per year). 

2011: Co-investigator, research funded by the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry for Retirees Affairs: "Can happiness regulate late-life physical health and mortality risk under concrete realizations of the hostile-world scenario?" PI: D. Shmotkin (two-year study, IS 50,000 per year).

2010: Researcher, research funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH):  "A research module: Longitudinal Extension of SHARE-Israel Baseline Data." PI: H. Litwin (one-year study, $ 11,850).

2009: Research Director, study funded by the Israel Science Foundation (ISF): "Is massive trauma more detrimental to children than to adults? Disentangling effects of age and aging in a multi-cohort study of Holocaust survivors." PI: D. Shmotkin (two-year study, IS 78,000 per year).

 

F. Ad Hoc Reviewer

Anxiety, Stress, and Coping

Aging and Mental Health

BMC Psychiatry

Death Studies

Journal of Traumatic Stress

Israel Journal of Psychiatry

Personality and Individual Differences

Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy

Social Science and Medicine

Stress and Health

Traumatology

 

G. Clinical Experience

2013-2014: Internship in clinical psychology at Fligelman (Mazra) Psychiatric Hospital, Acre. 

2010-2013: Internship in clinical psychology at "Kupat Holim Clalit" - division of psychological services, Kiryat Eliezer, Haifa.

2005: Practicum in clinical psychology at "Kupat Holim Clalit" - division of psychological services, Kiryat Eliezer, Haifa.

2004: Practicum in clinical psychology at "Lev-Hasharon" psychiatric hospital, Pardesiya.

 

H. Conference Presentations and Active Participation in Conferences

2014

Bergman, Y. S., Shrira, A., & Bodner, E. (2014). Attachment patterns moderate the relationship between subjective closeness to death and meaning in life. Paper presented at the 7th European Conference on Positive Psychology. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Bodner, E., Shrira, A., Bergman, Y. S., & Cohen-Fridel, S. (2014). Can ageists age successfully? Age and death anxieties are negatively related to subjective successful aging through ageism. Paper presented at the 7th European Conference on Positive Psychology. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M., & Bodner, E. (2014). How do subjective age and subjective closeness to death interact in regulating subjective successful aging? Paper presented at the 7th European Conference on Positive Psychology. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Shrira, A., Bodner, E., & Palgi, Y. (2014). The will to live and subjective life expectancy of older adults. Paper presented at the 7th European Conference on Positive Psychology. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Hamama-Raz, Y., Aviel, O., Dubiner, Y., Soffer, Y., & Shrira, A. (2014). Do objective risks are associated with subjective assessments of threats? The case of 2011 Japan earthquake and nuclear disaster. Paper presented at the 3rd International Preparedness and Response to Emergencies and Disasters (IPRED III). Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Bodner, E., Shrira, A., Bergman, Y., & Cohen-Fridel, S. (2014). Can ageists age successfully? Age and death anxieties are negatively related to self-rated successful aging through ageism. Paper presented at the 20th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Bergman, Y., Shrira, A., & Bodner, E. (2014). Attachment patterns moderate the relationship between subjective closeness to death and meaning in life. Paper presented at the 20th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Greenblat Kimron, L., Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., & Rubinstein, T. (2014). Posttraumatic symptoms following difficult life events: offspring of Holocaust survivors show greater vulnerability to interpersonal losses. Paper presented at the 20th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Kavé, G., Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., & Bodner, E. (2014). The relationship between medical conditions or mortality to cognitive status is moderated by subjective distance to death. Paper presented at the 20th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2014). Self- and other-oriented potential traumatic events as predictors of physical and mental distress: a longitudinal and cross-cultural study. Paper presented at "Trauma and the Family: A Life-Span Perspective." Ramat-Gan, Israel.

Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M., & Bodner, E. (2014). How does the combination between subjective age and subjective closeness to death regulate psychological distress? Paper presented at the 20th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2014). Physical health in midlife offspring of Holocaust survivors and secondary traumatization. Paper presented at the 20th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Hamama-Raz, Y., Haviv-Palgi, S., Goodwin, R., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2014). Do recollections moderate the association between exposure to Hurricane Sandy and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms? Paper presented at the 3rd International Preparedness and Response to Emergencies and Disasters (IPRED III). Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Shrira, A. (2014). Intergenerational communication on the Holocaust, secondary traumatization and perceptions on aging and dying among offspring of Holocaust survivors. Paper presented at the 20th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shrira, A., Bodner, E., & Palgi, Y. (2014). Who said that the table isn't lying?  The gap between subjective life expectancy and actuarial life expectancy, and the will to live. Paper presented at the 20th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

 

2013

Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Aviel, O., Dubiner, Y., Baruch, E., Soffer, Y., & Shrira, A. (2013). Subjective assessments of threats and their association to PTSD symptoms: The case of the 2011 Japan earthquake and nuclear disaster. Paper presented at the 34th international conference of the stress and anxiety research society (STAR). Faro, Portugal.

Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2013). A cross-cultural perspective on the effect of cumulative adversity: A longitudinal examination of the associations between cumulative adversity and physical and mental distress among midlife adults. Paper presented at the 34th international conference of the stress and anxiety research society (STAR). Faro, Portugal.

Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Hamama-Raz, Y., Goodwin, R., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2013). Not so close but still extremely loud: recollection of the World Trade Center terror attack and previous hurricanes moderate the association between exposure to Hurricane Sandy and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. Paper presented at the 34th international conference of the stress and anxiety research society (STAR). Faro, Portugal.

Shmotkin, D., Avidor, S., & Shrira, A. (2013). Predicting physical and mental health at old age: The role of the hostile-world scenario. Paper presented at the European Health Psychology Society Conference. Bordeaux, France.

Shrira, A. (2013). "Accelerated aging" following exposure to difficult life events. Paper presented at a study day: An Interdisciplinary Outlook on Aging, Ramat Gan, Israel.

Shrira, A. (2013). Parental behaviors and intergenerational transmission of the Holocaust in survivors' families. Paper presented at a study day in the memory of the late Dr. Natan Durst. Haifa, Israel.

Shrira, A. (2013). The effect of lifetime cumulative adversity and depressive symptoms on age-related trajectories of functional status among older adults. Paper presented at the first SHARE-Israel conference. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2013). Past traumas and future threats: Iranian nuclear threat salience among offspring of Holocaust survivors. Paper presented at the 34th international conference of the stress and anxiety research society (STAR). Faro, Portugal.

Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2013). Secondary traumatization and physical health in midlife offspring of Holocaust survivors. Paper presented at the 13th Nahariya conference on morbidity and medicine during the Holocaust. Nahariya, Israel.

Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Hamama-Raz, Y., Goodwin, R., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2013). Previous exposure to the World Trade Center terror attack and resilience among older adults following Hurricane Sandy. Paper presented at the 34th international conference of the stress and anxiety research society (STAR). Faro, Portugal.

 

2012

Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Hamama-Raz, Y., & Shrira, A. (2012). Psychosocial symptoms among hospital nurses during the Gaza War: A repeated cross sectional study. Paper presented at the Second Israeli International Conference on Healthcare System Preparedness and Response to Emergencies and Disasters (IPRED) Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., & Shrira, A. (2012). The relationship between cumulative adversity and one's subjective traumatic outlook. Paper presented at the 19th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Bodner, E., Palgi, Y., Cohen-Fridel, S., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shrira, A. (2012). Attachment measures as predictors of death anxiety among young and old people. Paper presented at the 19th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.  

Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., Tal-Katz, P., Hamama-Raz, Y., & Shrira, A. (2012). The Carmel fire disaster: What predicts posttraumatic distress among firefighters? Paper presented at the Second Israeli International Conference on Healthcare System Preparedness and Response to Emergencies and Disasters (IPRED) Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M., Spalter, T., Kavé, G., & Shmotkin, D. (2012). Emotional complexity and distance to death. Paper presented at the 19th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shmotkin, D., Avidor, S., Goldberg, S., & Shrira, A. (2012). Aspects of life adversity as predictors of functioning in SHARE-Israel. Paper presented at the 19th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shmotkin, D., Shrira, A., & Avidor, S. (2012). The role of meaningful life in regulatory failures of subjective well-being. Paper presented at the 7th Biennial International Meaning Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Shrira, A. (2012). A deeper look into the long-term effect of lifetime cumulative adversity on late-life functioning. Paper presented at the 65th annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. San Diego, USA.

Shrira, A. (2012). Long-term effects of cumulative adversity: The relationship between adversity type, well-being, and physical disability. Paper presented at SHARE-Israel Wave 2 First Results Conference, Jerusalem, Israel.

Shrira, A. (2012). Repressive coping style and reports of cumulative adversity in old age. Paper presented at the 19th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shrira, A. (2012). Resilience and vulnerability intertwined among Holocaust survivors. Paper presented at the 9th meeting of SULAM program (the foundation for the benefit of Holocaust victims in Israel). Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., & Shmotkin, D. (2012). Intergenerational transmission of resilience and vulnerability: Adult children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors cope with potentially traumatic events. Paper presented at the 19th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.  

Shrira, A., Litwin, H., & Shmotkin, D. (2012). Cumulative adversity and mental health: Accounting for adversity type and time of occurrence. Paper presented at the 19th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2012). Cross-cultural perspective on the effects of cumulative adversity: The relationship between cumulative adversity and psychological and physical functioning among Israeli-born Jews and Arabs in the first and second waves of SHARE-Israel. Paper presented at the 19th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shrira, A., Shmotkin, D., & Litwin, H. (2012). Cumulative adversity and mental health: Considering time of occurrence and primary focus of adversity. Paper presented at the international conference focusing on trauma through the life cycle from a strengths-based perspective. Jerusalem, Israel.

 

2011

Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Wolf, J.J., & Shrira, A. (2011). Psychosomatic symptoms among hospital physicians during the Gaza War: A repeated cross sectional study. Paper presented at the 32nd international conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society. Münster, Germany.

Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., & Shrira, A. (2011). Subjective well-being is associated with adherence to treatment among patients with gastric cancer. Paper presented at the 32nd international conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society. Münster, Germany.

Palgi, Y., Ayalon, L., Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M., & Siovitz-Ezra, S. (2011). Self and other oriented lifetime trauma as predictors of loneliness in the second half of life. Paper presented at the 32nd international conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society. Münster, Germany.

Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Haber, Y., Wolf, J.J., Goldray, O., Shacham-Shmueli, E., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2011). Comorbidity of posttraumatic stress symptoms and depressive symptoms among gastric cancer patients. Paper presented at the 32nd international conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society. Münster, Germany.

Shrira, A., Litwin, H., & Shmotkin, D. (2011). Cumulative adversity and mental health: Accounting for adversity type and time of occurrence. Paper presented at the 64th annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Boston, USA.

 

2010

Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., Shrira, A., Essar, N., Abrahami, Y., Hodedi, E., Haber, Y., Wolf, J.J., Goldray, O., & Shacham-Shmueli, E. (2010). How does past trauma affect coping with cancer in adult and old age? Paper presented at the 18th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Palgi, M., Ben-Ezra, M., Shrira, A., & Wolf, J.J. (2010). A comparison of psychiatric symptoms between two conflicts. Paper presented at the First Israeli International Conference on Healthcare System Preparedness and Response to Emergencies and Disasters (IPRED) Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2010). Happiness in adverse circumstances. Paper presented at the meeting of the Israeli Psycho-Oncological Association, Givatayim, Israel.

Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M., Spalter, T., Shmotkin, D., & Kavé, G. (2010). Are subjective well-being and subjective health ratings mainly affected by the aging or by the dying process? Paper presented at the 18th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2010). Do Holocaust survivors show increased vulnerability or resilience to post-Holocaust cumulative adversity? Paper presented at the 18th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2010). How meaning in life and subjective well-being co-regulate functioning among adults and old people with a background of cumulative adversity? Paper presented at the 18th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2010). Offspring of Holocaust survivors report they are happier but less healthy: Evidence from the Israeli component of the Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). Paper presented at the 18th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2010). Physical resilience and psychosocial vulnerability among Holocaust survivors: Evidence from two national representative samples. Paper presented at the 18th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., Spalter, T., Kavé, G., & Shmotkin, D. (2010). For better and for worse: The relationship between future expectations and functioning in the second half of life. Paper presented at the 18th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shrira, A., Spalter, T., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., Kavé, G., & Shmotkin, D. (2010). The relationship between functional deterioration and depression changes according to the balance between traumatic and positive life events. Paper presented at the 18th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

 

2008

Shrira, A., & Shmotkin, D. (2008). Can past keep life pleasant even for old-old trauma survivors? Paper presented at the U.S.-Israel Bi-national Science Foundation Workshop – Adding Life to Years: Development of Sociological and Psychological Theories in  U.S.-Israel Research, Genosar, Israel.

Shrira, A., & Shmotkin, D. (2008). Is the past pleasant or is its bad stronger than its good? A cross-cultural inquiry into conflicting expectations concerning the effects of past on present subjective well-being among the elderly. Paper presented at the 17th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

 

2006

Shrira, A. (2006). Trauma in the life story: The relationship between Holocaust-related expressions, time perspective and emotional experience. Paper presented at the Herczeg Institute Forum for Doctoral Students on Aging and Grontological Issues, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shrira, A., & Shmotkin, D. (2006). A thematic analysis of Holocaust-related expressions in life stories of Holocaust survivors. Paper presented at the National Conference on Health and Life Quality of Holocaust Survivors, Kiriat Sdeh Hateufa, Israel.

 

Organization of sessions, study days and conferences  

Shrira, A. (2014). Organizer of the session: Aging of Holocaust survivors and offspring. Session included in the 20th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shrira, A. (2014). Organizer of the session: Subjective evaluations of age and dying. Session included in the 20th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shrira, A., & Bodner, E. (2013). Organizer of a study day: An Interdisciplinary Outlook on Aging, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel.

Shrira, A., & Lifshitz-Vahav, H. (2013). Co-chairing of the session: Adulthood and aging. A study day for the faculty of social sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel.

Shrira, A. (2012). Organizer of the session: Lifetime cumulative adversity and late-life mental health. Session included in the 19th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shrira, A. (2012). Organizer of the session: Psychological issues on death among the elderly. Session included in the 19th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shrira, A. (2010). Organizer of the session: How past trauma affects the challenges of aging. Session included in the 18th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel. 

 

 

פירסומים

Publications in refereed journals

 

In press

Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., Hamama-Raz, Y., Shacham-Shmueli, E., & Shrira, A. (in press). The effect of age on illness cognition, subjective well-being, and psychological distress among gastric cancer patients. Stress and Health. doi: 10.1002/smi.2521

Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., & Ben-Ezra, M. Family involvement and Holocaust salience among offspring and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships

Shmotkin, D., Shrira, A., Eyal, N., Blumstein, T., & Shorek, A. (in press). The prediction of subjective wellness among the old-old: Implications for the "fourth age" conception. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbt052

Shrira, A., Bodner, E., & Palgi, Y. (in press). The interactive effect of subjective age and subjective distance-to-death on psychological distress of older adults. Aging and Mental Health. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2014.915925

Shrira, A., & Litwin, H. (in press). The effect of lifetime cumulative adversity and depressive symptoms on functional status. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbu056

Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Hamama-Raz, Y., Goodwin, R., & Ben-Ezra, M. (in press). Previous exposure to the World Trade Center Terrorist Attack and posttraumatic symptoms among older adults following Hurricane Sandy. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes.

 

2014

Letzter-Pouw, S., Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M., & Palgi, Y. (2014). Trauma transmission through perceived parental burden among Holocaust survivors' offspring and grandchildren. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 6, 420-429. doi:10.1037/a0033741

Palgi, S., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shrira, A. (2014). "I will fear no evil, for I am with me": Mentalization-oriented intervention with PTSD patients – a case study. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 44, 173-182. doi: 10.1007/s10879-014-9262-3

Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M., Spalter, T., Kavé, G., & Shmotkin, D. (2014). Age-related and death-related differences in emotional complexity. Psychology and Aging, 29, 284-296. doi: 10.1037/a0036302

Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Goodwin, R., Hamama-Raz, Y., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2014). Fear of aging moderates PTSD symptoms among older adults exposed to Hurricane Sandy. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22, 741. doi:10.1016/j.jagp.2014.03.005

Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Hamama-Raz, Y., Haviv-Palgi, S., Goodwin, R., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2014). Not so close but still extremely loud: Recollection of the World Trade Center terror attack and previous Hurricanes moderate the association between exposure to Hurricane Sandy and posttraumatic symptoms. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55, 807-812. doi:10.1016/j.comppsych.2014.01.013

Shrira, A. (2014). Greater age-related decline in markers of physical, mental and cognitive health among Israeli older adults exposed to lifetime cumulative adversity. Aging and Mental Health, 18, 610-618. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2013.860951

Shrira, A., Hoffman, Y., & Bodner, E. (2014). Older adults with prejudicial attitudes report higher posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms following exposure to African refugees' violence. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22, 523. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2014.01.007

 

2013

Bar-Tal, Y., Shrira, A., & Keinan, G. (2013). The effect of stress on cognitive structuring: A cognitive motivational model. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 17, 87-99. doi: 10.1177/1088868312461309

Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Hamama-Raz, Y., Aviel, O., Dubiner, Y., Baruch, E., Soffer, Y., & Shrira, A. (2013). The gap between objective risk and subjective assessment of threat and their association to PTSD symptoms: The case of the 2011 Japan earthquake and nuclear disaster. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 74, 280. doi: 10.4088/JCP.12l08055

Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Hamama-Raz, Y., & Shrira, A. (2013). Somatization and psychiatric symptoms among hospital nurses exposed to war stressors. Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 50, 182-187. 

Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Hamama-Raz, Y., Soffer, Y., & Shrira, A. (2013). Against all odds: A preliminary study comparing hospital personnel and rescue personnel reactions to Haiti’s Earthquake. General Hospital Psychiatry, 35, e1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2012.06.013

Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Hamama-Raz, Y., Soffer, Y., & Shrira, A. (2013). Reactions to 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami: A preliminary matching study comparing nurses and civilians. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 201, 534-536. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e318294828e

Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Shacham-Shmueli, E., & Hamama-Raz, Y. (2013). The association between life satisfaction and adherence to treatment among patients with stage three gastric cancer. European Journal of Oncology, 18, 39-47.

Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Soffer, Y., Aviel, O., Dubiner, Y., & Shrira, A. (2013). Face it: Collecting mental health and disaster related data using Facebook vs. personal interview: The case of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Psychiatry Research, 208, 91-93. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2012.11.006

Carmel, S., Shrira, A., & Shmotkin, D. (2013). The will to live and death-related decline in life satisfaction. Psychology and Aging, 28, 1115-1123. doi: 10.1037/a0034649

Haber, Y., Palgi, Y., Hamama-Raz, Y., Shrira, A., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2013). Predictors of professional quality of life among physicians: The role of risk and protective factors. Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 50, 174-180.

 

2012

Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Soffer, Y., & Shrira, A. (2012). Mental health consequences of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster: are the grandchildren of people living in Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the drop of the atomic bomb more vulnerable? World Psychiatry, 11, 133. doi: 10.1016/j.wpsyc.2012.05.011

Kavé, G., Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Spalter, T., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2012). Formal education level versus self-rated literacy as predictors of cognitive aging. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 67, 697-704. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbs031

Keinan, G., Shrira, A., & Shmotkin, D. (2012). The association between cumulative adversity and mental health: Considering dose and primary focus of adversity. Quality of Life Research, 21, 1149-1158. doi: 10.1007/s11136-011-0035-0

Litwin, H., Shrira, A., & Shmotkin, D. (2012). Self-reported functional status among the old-old: A comparison of two Israeli cohorts. Journal of Aging and Health, 24, 846-862. doi:  10.1177/0898264312436714

Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., Aviel, O., Dubiner, Y., Baruch, E., Soffer, Y., & Shrira, A. (2012). Mental health and disaster related attitudes among Japanese after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 46, 688-690. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2012.01.028

Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., Essar, N., & Shrira, A. (2012). The effect of prolonged exposure to war-related stress among hospital personnel with different affect types: Lessons from the Second Lebanon and the Gaza "Cast Lead" operation. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 3, 7165. doi: 10.3402/ejpt.v3i0.7165

Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shiovitz-Ezra, S., & Ayalon, L. (2012). Self- and other-oriented potential lifetime traumatic events as predictors of loneliness in the second half of life. Aging and Mental Health, 16, 423-430. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2011.638903

Shmotkin, D., & Shrira, A. (2012). Happiness and suffering in the life story: An inquiry into conflicting expectations concerning the association of perceived past with present subjective well-being in old age. Journal of Happiness Studies, 13, 389-409. doi: 10.1007/s10902-011-9270-x (Selected as a Key Research Article by the Psychology Progress website, January 2013)

Shrira, A. (2012). The effect of lifetime cumulative adversity on change and chronicity in depressive symptoms and quality of life in older adults. International Psychogeriatrics, 24, 1988-1997. doi: 10.1017/S1041610212001123 (Selected as a Key Research Article by the Psychology Progress website, May 2013)

Shrira, A., Shmotkin, D., & Litwin, H. (2012). Potentially traumatic events at different points in the life span and mental health: Findings from SHARE-Israel. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 82, 251-259. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.2012.01149.x

 

2011

Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Essar, N., Abrahami, Y., Hodedi, E., Haber, Y., Wolf, J. J., Goldary, O., & Shacham-Shmueli, E. (2011). The association between previous trauma and mental health among gastric cancer patients. European Journal of Psychiatry, 25, 122-133. doi: 10.4321/S0213-61632011000300002

Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Wolf, J. J., & Shrira, A. (2011). Psychiatric symptoms and psychosocial functioning among hospital personnel during the Gaza War: A repeated cross-sectional controlled study. Psychiatry Research, 189, 392-395. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2011.02.004

Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Wolf, J. J., & Shrira, A. (2011). Psychosomatic symptoms among hospital physicians during the Gaza War: A repeated cross-sectional controlled study. Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 48, 170-174.

Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2011). World assumptions and psychological functioning among ultra-orthodox and secular Holocaust survivors. Traumatology, 17, 14-21. doi: 10.1177/1534765610395616

Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M., Cohen-Fridel, S., & Bodner, E. (2011). The relationships between daily optimism, daily pessimism, and affect differ in young and old age. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 1294-1299. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2011.02.030

Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Haber, Y., Wolf, J. J., Goldray, O., Shacham-Shmueli, E., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2011). Comorbidity of posttraumatic stress and depression among gastric cancer patients. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 15, 454-458. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2010.11.011

Shmotkin, D., Shrira, A., Goldberg, S., & Palgi, Y. (2011). Resilience and vulnerability among aging Holocaust survivors and their families: An intergenerational overview. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 9, 7-21. doi: 10.1080/15350770.2011.544202

Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2011). Functioning and mortality of Holocaust survivors: Physical resilience and psychosocial vulnerabilities. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 16, 67-83. doi: 10.1080/15325024.2010.519297

Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2011). How subjective well-being and meaning in life interact in the hostile world? Journal of Positive Psychology, 6, 273-285. doi:10.1080/17439760.2011.577090

Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2011). Transgenerational effects of trauma in midlife: Evidence for resilience and vulnerability in offspring of Holocaust survivors. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 3, 394-402. doi: 10.1037/a0020608

Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., Spalter, T., Kavé, G., & Shmotkin, D. (2011). For better and for worse: The relationship between future expectations and functioning in the second half of life. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 66B, 195-203. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbq103

Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Wolf, J. J., Haber, Y., Goldary, O., Shacham-Shmueli, E., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2011). The positivity ratio and functioning under stress. Stress and Health, 27, 265-271. doi: 10.1002/smi.1349

 

2010

Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., & Shrira, A. (2010). Late effect of the Second Lebanon War: Level of exposure and rates of comorbidity of posttraumatic stress symptoms and depressive symptoms among Israelis from Northern and Center Israel. European Journal of Psychiatry, 24, 158-166. doi: 10.4321/S0213-61632010000300004 

 

Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Sternberg, D., Essar, N., Berkley, D., Eldar, H., Gildai, Y., Moshe, L., & Shrira, A. (2010). Losing my religion: A preliminary study of changes in belief pattern after sexual assault. Traumatology, 16, 7-13. doi: 10.1177/1534765609358465

Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Sternberg, D., & Essar, N. (2010). Changes in post-traumatic symptom pattern during and after exposure to extreme war stress: An uncontrolled, preliminary study supporting the dose-response model. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 25, 38-41. doi: 10.1017/S1049023X00007640

Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M., Spalter, T., Shmotkin, D., & Kavé, G. (2010). Delineating terminal change in subjective well-being and subjective health. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 65B, 61-64. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbp095

Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2010). Do Holocaust survivors show increased vulnerability or resilience to post-Holocaust cumulative adversity? Journal of Traumatic Stress, 23, 367-375. doi: 10.1002/jts.20524

 

2009

Shrira, A., & Kaplan, O. (2009). Latent inhibition in within-subject designs: The roles of masking, schizotypy, and gender. Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 922-927. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2009.07.019

Shrira, A., & Tsakanikos, E. (2009). Latent inhibition as a function of positive and negative schizotypal symptoms: Evidence for a bi-directional model. Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 434-438. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2009.04.015

 

2008

Shrira, A., & Shmotkin, D. (2008). Can past keep life pleasant even for old-old trauma survivors? Aging and Mental Health, 12, 807-819. doi: 10.1080/13607860802428018

 

Chapters in books

Shmotkin, D., & Shrira, A. (2013). Subjective well-being and meaning in life in a hostile world: Proposing a configurative perspective. In J. A. Hicks & C. Routledge (Eds.), The experience of meaning in life: Classical perspectives, emerging themes, and controversies (pp. 77-86). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-6527-6_6

Shrira, A. (2013). Long-term effects of cumulative adversity: The relationship between adversity type and well-being and functional disability. In L. Achdut & H. Litwin (Eds.), Changes in the second half of life: Recent findings from SHARE-Israel: The longitudinal survey of people aged 50 and older, 2005-2010 (pp. 263-282). Jerusalem: The Hebrew University (in Hebrew).

Shmotkin, D., & Shrira, A. (2012). On the distinction between subjective well-being and meaning in life: Regulatory versus reconstructive functions in the face of a hostile world. In P. T. P. Wong (Ed.), The human quest for meaning: theories, research, and applications (2nd ed., pp. 143-164). New York: Routledge.

Shmotkin, D., Shrira, A., & Palgi, Y. (2011). Does trauma linger into old-old age: Using the Holocaust experience as a paradigm. In L. W. Poon & J. Cohen-Mansfield (Eds.), Understanding well-being in the oldest old (pp. 81-95). New York: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/CBO9780511920974.007

Shmotkin, D., Shrira, A., & Palgi, Y. (2010). Families of Holocaust survivors. In Y. Brick, & A. Lowenstein (Eds.), The elderly and the family: Multi-generational aspects of aging (pp. 129-145). Jerusalem: Eshel (in Hebrew).

 

Other Publications

Shrira, A., & Palgi, Y. (2014). Future expectations and functioning in later life. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research (pp. 2386-2389). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5

Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Aviel, O., Dubiner, Y., Baruch, E., & Shrira, A. (2011). Japan worst nightmare has come to life. British Medical Journal, 342, e1987.

Ben-Ezra, M., Shrira, A., & Palgi, Y. (2010). The hidden face of Haiti's earthquake tragedy. Science, 327, 1325.

קורסים

פסיכופתולוגיה,

העברה בין דורית של טראומה – סמינריון

פגיעות ועמידות במחצית השנייה של החיים 

טראומה וזיקנה

כתיבה מדעית

תחומי מחקר

נושא על:

זיקנה, טראומה ורווחה נפשית

רשימת נושאי מחקר ספציפיים:

1) תפיסות סובייקטיביות (גיל סובייקטיבי, מרחק סובייקטיבי מהמוות) ואדפטציה בקרב מבוגרים וזקנים

2) טראומה מצטברת והשפעותיה על תפיסות לגבי הזדקנות והתמודדות בזיקנה

3) התמודדות ניצולי השואה עם אתגרי הזיקנה

4) העברה בין-דורית של טראומה: כיצד הדור השני והשלישי לניצולי שואה מתמודדים עם אירועי חיים קשים ואיומים?

5) מורכבות קוגניטיבית ורגשית ואדפטציה בקרב מבוגרים וזקנים

6) משמעות בחיים ורווחה סובייקטיבית כווסתים של התמודדות מול לחץ