פרופ' עמית שרירא

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פרופ' 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

2016-: Associate professor, Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences, Bar-Ilan University.

2012-2015: 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

2015: Early Career Award, Stress and Anxiety Research Society.

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

2016: Principle investigator: research funded by the Ministry of Science, Technology & Space (MOST): "Subjective age and subjective nearness to death: Their utility in predicting rehabilitation after stroke and osteoporotic fractures." Other PI: E. Bodner, Y. Palgi, & O. Zaslavsky (three-year study, IS 125,000 per year).

2015: Principle investigator: research funded by a special grant by the rector of Bar-Ilan University: "Aging successfully in the shadow of intergenerational transmission of trauma: An interdisciplinary perspective." Other CI: L. Ayalon, M. Bensimon, E. Bodner, T. Rosenbloom, & G. Yadid (one-year study, IS 30,000).

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

Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition; American Journal of Orthopsychiatry; Anxiety, Stress, and Coping; Aging and Mental Health; BMC Psychiatry; Child Development; Death Studies; Depression and Anxiety; Frontiers in Psychology; Journal of Anxiety Disorders; Journal of Happiness Studies; Journal of Psychiatric Research; Journal of Social Work; Journal of Traumatic Stress; Israel Journal of Psychiatry; Personality and Individual Differences; PLoS ONE; Psychiatric Research; Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy; Psychology and Aging; Social Science and Medicine; Stress and Health; Traumatology

 

G. Clinical Experience

2015-: Licensed clinical psychologist.

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. Keynote & Invited Presentations

1. Shrira, A. (2017). Integrative panel on insights and implications from the MOST study: Aging in a hostile world: resilience or vulnerability? (other panel members included Bodner, E., Ginzburg, K., Malkinson, R., Palgi, Y., & Shenkman, G.). Tel-Aviv, Israel.  

2. Shrira, A. (2017). Does the Holocaust trauma affect the aging of the second generation? Paper presented at the Annual Seminar on Innovations and Challenges in the Fields of Gerontology & Geriatrics, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

3. Shrira, A. (2017). Aging in the shadow of intergenerational transmission of the Holocaust. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference of the Central Welfare Board of Jews in Germany (ZWST), Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

4. Shrira, A. (2016). Studying the daily lives of older adults: difficulties and opportunities. Invited lecture presented at a workshop with Prof. Carol D. Ryff "Challenges and directions in research on aging." Tel Aviv, Israel.

5. Shrira, A. (2015). Vulnerability and resilience at the intersection of adversity and old age. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR). Tel Aviv, Israel.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

I. Conference Presentations and Active Participation in Conferences

1. Ben-Ezra, M., Hoffman, Y., Shrira, A., Grossman, E. S., Fridel-Cohen, S., Bodner, E. (2017). Who is afraid of ISIS? Associations of ISIS anxiety with media. Paper presented at the 38th STAR conference, Hong Kong, China.

2. Bergman, Y., Hoffman, Y., Shrira, A., Grossman, E. S., Bonder, E., Cohen-Fridel, S., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2017). Cross-cultural effects of the media exposure–ISIS anxiety relationship: Differential media exposure effects on ISIS anxiety in Israeli Jews vs. Arabs. Paper presented at the 38th STAR conference, Hong Kong, China.

3. Bodner, E., Shrira, A., & Palgi, Y. (2017). Younger subjective age, daily hassles, and passive death wishes in adulthood and late life. Paper presented at the 21st IAGG conference, San Francisco, USA.

4. Grossman, E. S., Hoffman, Y., Shrira, A., Bodner, E., Fridel-Cohen, S., Ben-Ezra, M., & Bodner, E. (2017). Sleeping with the enemy: Anxiety regarding the ISIS threat is related to sleep problems. Paper presented at the 38th STAR conference, Hong Kong, China.

5. Hoffman, Y., Shrira, A., Grossman, E. S., Bonder, E., Cohen-Fridel, S., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2017). Shadows of the past and threats of the future: ISIS anxiety among grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. Paper presented at the 38th STAR conference, Hong Kong, China.

6. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M., Splater, T., Kave, G., & Shmotkin, D. (2017). Age-related and death-related differences in emotional complexity. Paper presented at the 21st IAGG conference, San Francisco, USA.

7. Shrira, A., Bodner, E., Hoffman, Y., & Palgi, Y. (2017). Subjective aging and emotional complexity of traumatized older adults. Paper presented at the 21st IAGG conference, San Francisco, USA.

8. Bergman, Y., Hoffman, Y., Cohen-Fridel, S., Bodner, E., & Shrira, A. (2016). The effects of perceived media control on post-traumatic stress symptoms: The moderating role of prejudicial attitudes. Paper presented at the 37th STAR conference, Zagreb, Croatia.

9. Bergman, Y., Shrira, A., & Bodner, E. (2016). The moderating role of attachment patterns in the relationship between parental communication and aging and dying anxieties among offspring of Holocaust survivors. Paper presented at the 21st Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

10. Bodner, E., Cohen-Fridel, S., Hoffman, Y., & Shrira, A. (2016). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms as a function of the interactive effect of subjective age and subjective distance-to-death along the life-span. Paper presented at the 31st International Congress of Psychology, Yokohama, Japan.

11. Bodner, E., Shrira, A., Bergman, Y. S., Cohen-Firdel, S., & Grossman, E. S. (2016). The interaction between aging and death anxieties predict ageism. Paper presented at the 23rd Nordic Congress of Gerontology, Tampere, Finland.

12. Bodner, E., Shrira, A., & Palgi, Y. (2016). Posttraumatic reactions and mental health dimensions: Findings from the Longitudinal Survey of Older Adults Exposed to Missile Attacks in Southern Israel. Paper presented at the 37th STAR conference, Zagreb, Croatia.

13. Bodner, E., Shrira, A., & Palgi, Y. (2016). Specific dimensions of meaning in life predict subjective successful aging in the second half of life. Paper presented at the 21st Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

14. Cohen-Fridel, S., Hoffman, Y., & Shrira, A. (2016). The interaction between media consumption level and use of social media on PTSD symptoms during a period of terrorist attacks. Paper presented at the 37th STAR conference, Zagreb, Croatia.

15. Cohen-Fridel, S., Shrira, A., & Bodner, E. (2016). The interaction between subjective age, subjective nearness to death and psychological distress: A diary study. Paper presented at the 21st Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

16. Halperin, M., Bodner, E., & Shrira, A. (2016). The relationship between perceptions of the future, social networks and physical and mental health at late-life. Paper presented at the 21st Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

17. Hoffman, Y., Shrira, A., Bodner, E., Cohen-Fridel, S., & Grossman, E. (2016). The relationship between missile warning time and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in young and older adults. Paper presented at the 37th STAR conference, Zagreb, Croatia.

18. Hoffman, Y., Shrira, A., Bodner, E., Cohen-Fridel, S., & Grossman, E. (2016). The relationship between trauma exposure and PTSD symptoms is moderated by the mutual effects of one's control over media exposure in conjunction with external locus of control. Paper presented at the 37th STAR conference, Zagreb, Croatia.

19. Hoffman, Y., Shrira, A., Bodner, E., Cohen-Fridel, S., & Grossman, E. (2016). The relationship between missile warning time and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in young and older adults. Paper presented at the 31st International Congress of Psychology, Yokohama, Japan.

20. Hoffman, Y., Shrira, A., Cohen-Fridel, S., Grossman, E., & Bodner, E. (2016). Subjective age, subjective nearness-to-death and trauma-related symptoms: evidence from two studies. Paper presented at the 23rd Nordic Congress of Gerontology, Tampere, Finland.

21. Muchtari, R., Shrira, A., & Bensimon, M. (2016). Offspring of Holocaust survivors who serve as caregivers to their parents: filial responsibility and filial anxiety. Paper presented at the 21st Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

22. Palgi, Y., & Shrira, A. (2016). Media use and PTSD symptoms among older adults exposed to missile attacks. Paper presented at the 37th STAR conference, Zagreb, Croatia.

23. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2016). Familial involvement and Holocaust salience among offspring and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. Paper presented at the 21st Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

24. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., & Bodner, E. (2016). The interactive effect of subjective age and subjective closeness-to-death on meaning in life. Paper presented at the 31st International Congress of Psychology, Yokohama, Japan.

25. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., & Bodner, E. (2016). The meaning of years: the relationship between subjective age, subjective closeness to death and meaning in life. Paper presented at the 21st Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

26. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., & Bodner, E., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2016). The reciprocal effects of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and subjective age: Findings from the Longitudinal Survey of Older Adults Exposed to Missile Attacks in Southern Israel. Paper presented at the 37th STAR conference, Zagreb, Croatia.

27. Rubinstein-Shasha, T., Shrira, A., & Palgi, Y. (2016). Intergenerational transmission across three generations in Holocaust survivor families. Paper presented at the 21st Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

28. Shrira, A., & Bodner, E. (2016). Feeling young and less troubled: a youthful subjective age buffers the negative effect of daily hassles. Paper presented at the 31st International Congress of Psychology, Yokohama, Japan.

29. Shrira, A., & Palgi, Y. (2016). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, posttraumatic growth and subjective successful aging. Paper presented at the 21st Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel. 

30. Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2016). A differentiated look at trauma and the aging process: which categories of trauma accelerate physical health deterioration? Paper presented at the 21st Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

31. Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2016). Offspring of Holocaust survivors who suffer from clinical level of mental distress shows accelerated aging: Findings from the Israeli component of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. Paper presented at the 21st Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

32. Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Cohen-Fridel, S., & Bodner, E. (2016). The interaction between subjective age and subjective nearness-to-death is related to psychological distress: evidence from two samples. Paper presented at the 23rd Nordic Congress of Gerontology, Tampere, Finland.

33. Shrira, A., Shmotkin, D., Palgi, Y., Hoffman, Y., Bodner, E., Ben-Ezra, M., & Litwin, H. (2016). Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder among older adults exposed to ongoing and intense time-limited missile attacks: A differentiated outlook. Paper presented at the 37th STAR conference, Zagreb, Croatia.

34. Bensimon, M., Shrira, A., & Bodner, E. (2015). The emotional impact of musical context on young and old individuals with high levels of posttraumatic symptoms. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR). Tel Aviv, Israel.

35. Bergman, Y. S., Shrira, A., & Bodner, E. (2015). Aging and dying anxieties among second-generation Holocaust survivors: The role of parental communication and attachment patterns. Paper presented at the 8th Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region. Dublin, Ireland.

36. Bergman, Y. S., Shrira, A., & Bodner, E. (2015). Aging and dying anxieties among adult offspring of traumatized parents: The role of parental communication and attachment patterns. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR). Tel Aviv, Israel.

37. Bodner, E., Shrira, A., Bergman, E., Cohen-Fridel, C., & Palgi, Y. (2015). Emotional complexity attenuates the negative effect of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms on satisfaction with aging. Paper presented at the 8th Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region. Dublin, Ireland.

38. Bodner, E., Shrira, A., Bergman, E., Cohen-Fridel, C., & Palgi, Y. (2015). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and satisfaction with aging: the moderating role of emotional complexity. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR). Tel Aviv, Israel.

39. Bodner, E., Shrira, A., Palgi, Y. (2015). Specific dimensions of meaning in life predict subjective successful aging at the second half of life. Paper presented at the 1st International Congress of Logotherapy in Israel. Haifa, Israel.

40. Bodner, E., Shrira, A., Zaslavsky, O., & Palgi, Y. (2015). Subjective age as a mediator of the reciprocal relationship between satisfaction with aging and functional limitation. Paper presented at the 8th Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region. Dublin, Ireland.

41. Cohen-Fridel, S., Hoffman, Y., Bodner, E., & Shrira, A. (2015). PTSD symptomatology as a function of the interactive effect of subjective age and subjective distance-to-death along the life-span. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR). Tel Aviv, Israel.

42. Hoffman, Y., Cohen-Fridel, S., Shrira, A., & Bodner, E. (2015). The interactive effect of framing and priming on posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR). Tel Aviv, Israel

43. Hoffman, Y., Shrira, A., & Bodner, E. (2015). Priming posttraumatic stress symptoms among individuals exposed to African refugees' violence. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR). Tel Aviv, Israel

44. Grossman, E., Hoffman, Y., & Shrira, A. (2015). Exposure to context impairs sleep among individuals with acute stress disorder symptoms: evidence from civilians exposed to missile attacks. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR). Tel Aviv, Israel

45. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., & Bodner, E. (2015). The interactive effect of subjective age and subjective distance-to-death on meaning in life. Paper presented at the 1st International Congress of Logotherapy in Israel. Haifa, Israel.

46. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Bodner, E., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2015). The association between posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and posttraumatic growth among older adults: Subjective age and distance-to-death as moderators. Paper presented at the 8th Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region. Dublin, Ireland.

47. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Goodwin, R., Hamana-Raz, Y., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2015). Fear of aging moderates post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms among older adults exposed to Hurricane Sandy. Paper presented at the 8th Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region. Dublin, Ireland.

48. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Zaslavsky, O. (2015). Quality of life attenuates age-related decline in functional status of older adults. Paper presented at the 8th Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region. Dublin, Ireland.

49. Shrira, A. (2015). Feeling young and less troubled: A youthful subjective age buffers the negative effect of daily hassles. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR). Tel Aviv, Israel.

50. Shrira, A., Bodner, E., & Palgi, Y. (2015). Younger subjective age mitigates the adverse effect of daily stress on the emotional experience of traumatized individuals. Paper presented at the 8th Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region. Dublin, Ireland.

51. Shrira, A., Zaslavsky, O., & Palgi, Y. (2015). Global quality of life modifies terminal change in physical functioning among older adult women. Paper presented at the 8th Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region. Dublin, Ireland.

52. Zaslavsky, O., Shrira, A., & Palgi, Y. (2105). The limits of optimism: the effect of dispositional optimism on age-related and death-related change in global quality of life. Paper presented at the 8th Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region. Dublin, Ireland.

53. 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.

54. 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.

55. 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.

56. Bergman, Y. S., Shrira, A., & Bodner, E. (2014). Attachment moderates the relationship between subjective closeness to death and meaning in life. Paper presented at the 67th annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Washington, USA.

57. 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.

58. 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.

59. Bodner, E., Shrira, A., Bergman, Y. S., & Cohen-Fridel, S. (2014). Death and aging anxiety, emotional complexity, and psychological distress. Paper presented at the 67th annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Washington, USA.

60. 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.

61. Kavé, G., Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., & Bodner, E. (2014). Evaluation of life expectancy is related to functioning, especially when actual death is close. Paper presented at the 67th annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Washington, USA.

62. 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.

63. 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.

64. 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.

65. 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.

66. 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.

67. 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.

68. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., & Bodner, E. (2014). The interactive effect of subjective closeness to death and subjective age on distress. Paper presented at the 67th annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Washington, USA.

69. 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.

70. Shrira, A., Bodner, E., & Palgi, Y. (2014). Age, subjective closeness to death, subjective age and emotional complexity. Paper presented at the 67th annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Washington, USA.

71. 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.

72. 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.

73. 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.

74. 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.

75. 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.

76. 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.

77. 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.

78. 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.

79. 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.

80. 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.

81. 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.

82. 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.

83. 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.  

84. 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.

85. 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.

86. 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.

87. 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.

88. 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.

89. 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.

90. 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.  

91. 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.

92. 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.

93. 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.

94. 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.

95. 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.

96. 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.

97. 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.

98. 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.

99. 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.

100. 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.

101. 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.

102. 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.

103. 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.

104. 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.

105. 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.

106. 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.

107. 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.

108. 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.

109. 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.

110. 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.

111. 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.

112. 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  

  1. Shrira, A. (2016). Organizer and chair of the session: Age is more than just a number: perceptions of aging and mental health. Session included at the 23rd Nordic Congress of Gerontology, Tampere, Finland.
  2. Shrira, A. (2016). Organizer and chair of the session: Aging in the flames of war and terrorism. Session included at the 37th STAR conference, Zagreb, Croatia.
  3. Shrira, A. (2016). Organizer and chair of the session: Death on live: media exposure to trauma and posttraumatic reactions. Session included at the 37th STAR conference, Zagreb, Croatia.
  4. Shrira, A. (2016). Organizer and chair of the session: Offspring of Holocaust survivors. Session included at the 21st Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  5. Shrira, A. (2015). Organizer and chair of the session: Late-life adaptation to stress and traumatic exposure: The role of perceptions of aging. Session included at the 36th Annual Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR). Tel Aviv, Israel.
  6. Shrira, A. (2014). Organizer and chair of the session: "Starring at the sun": novel insights from research on self-perceptions of aging and dying. Session included at the 67th annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Washington, USA.
  7. Shrira, A. (2014). Organizer and chair of the session: Aging of Holocaust survivors and offspring. Session included in the 20th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  8. 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.
  9. Shrira, A., & Bodner, E. (2013). Organizer of a study day: An Interdisciplinary Outlook on Aging, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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

  1. Bergman, Y. S., Bodner, E., & Shrira, A. (in press). Subjective nearness to death and end-of-life anxieties: the moderating role of ageism. Aging and Mental Health. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2017.1286459 IF=2.658
  2. Bodner, E., Hoffman, Y., Palgi, Y., & Shrira, A. (in press). A light in a sea of darkness: The moderating role of emotional complexity in the PTSD symptoms-successful aging association. Aging and Mental Health. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2017.1317332 IF=2.658
  3. Hoffman, Y. S. G., Grossman, E. S., Shrira, A., Kedar, M., Ben-Ezra, M., Dinnayi, M., … Zivotofsky, A. Z. (in press). Complex PTSD and its correlates amongst female Yazidi victims of sexual slavery living in post-ISIS camps. World Psychiatry. doi: 10.1002/wps.20475 IF=26.561
  4. Shenkman, G., Shrira, A., Ifrah, K., & Shmotkin, D. (2018). Interpersonal vulnerability among gay offspring of Holocaust survivors and its association with depressive symptoms and life satisfaction. Psychiatry Research, 259, 89-94. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.10.017 IF=2.528
  5. Bensimon, M., Bodner, E., & Shrira, A. (2017). The emotional impact of national music on younger and older adults with posttraumatic stress symptoms. Aging and Mental Health, 21, 1090-1098. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2016.1196338 IF=2.658
  6. Grossman, E. S., Hoffman, Y., & Shrira, A. (2017). Trauma-related context increases sleep disturbances in people with acute stress disorder symptoms. Stress and Health, 33, 153-157. doi: 10.1002/smi.2679 IF=2.114
  7. Grossman, E. S., Shrira, A., & Bodner, E. (2017). Enduring sleep complaints predict health problems: a six-year follow-up of the Survey of Health and Retirement in Europe. Aging and Mental Health, 11, 1155-1163. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2016.1209735 IF=2.658
  8. Hoffman, Y., & Shrira, A. (2017). Shadows of the past and threats of the future: ISIS anxiety among grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. Psychiatry Research, 253, 220-225. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.03.053 IF=2.528
  9. Hoffman, Y., Shrira, A., Bodner, E., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2017). Prime and prejudice: the effect of priming context and prejudicial attitudes on posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms following immigrant violence. Psychiatry Research, 254, 224-231. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.04.061 IF=2.528
  10. Lifshitz-Vahav, H., Shrira, A., & Bodner, E. (2017). The reciprocal relationship between participation in leisure activities and cognitive functioning: The moderating effect of literacy level. Aging and Mental Health, 21, 524-531. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2015.1124838 IF=2.658
  11. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2017). The theoretical and psychometric properties of the Subjective Traumatic Outlook (STO) questionnaire. Psychiatry Research, 253, 165-173. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.03.050 IF=2.528
  12. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., & Hoffman, Y. (2017). Negative and positive perceptions of media sources and PTSD symptoms among older adults exposed to missile attacks. Personality and Individual Differences, 119, 185-188. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2017.07.025 IF=2.005
  13. Segel-Karpas, D., Palgi, Y., & Shrira, A. (2017). The reciprocal relationship between depression and physical morbidity: the role of subjective age. Health Psychology, 36, 848-851. doi: 10.1037/hea0000542 IF=3.458
  14. Shrira, A., Ayalon, L., Bensimon, M., Bodner, E., Rosenbloom, T., & Yadid, Y. (2017). Parental posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms is related to successful aging in offspring of Holocaust survivors. Frontiers in Psychology, 8. 1099. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01099 IF=2.323
  15. Shrira, A., Shmotkin, D., Palgi, Y., Hoffman, Y., Bodner, E., Ben-Ezra, M., & Litwin, H. (2017). Older adults exposed to ongoing versus intense time-limited missile attacks: Differences in symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 80, 64-78. doi: 10.1080/00332747.2016.1178028 IF=2.397
  16. Grossman, E. S., Hoffman, Y., Bodner, E., Palgi, Y., Gottlieb, M., Mesika, O., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shrira, A. (2016). Psychological effects following the Iran nuclear deal: Iranian nuclear threat salience moderates the relationship between PTSD symptoms and sleep problems. Psychiatry Research, 243, 292-294. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.06.032 IF=2.528
  17. Hoffman, Y., Cohen-Fridel, S., Bodner, E., Grossman, E., & Shrira, A. (2016). Confidence in the 'Iron Dome' missile defense system combined with sense of resilience reduced the effect of exposure on posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms after missile attacks. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 77, 407-408. doi: 10.4088/JCP.15l10024 IF=5.291
  18. Hoffman, Y., Shrira, A., Cohen-Fridel, S., Grossman, E., & Bodner, E. (2016). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms as a function of the interactive effect of subjective age and subjective nearness to death. Personality and Individual Differences, 102, 245-251. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.07.017 IF=2.005
  19. Hoffman, Y., Shrira, A., Cohen-Fridel, S., Grossman, E., & Bodner, E. (2016). The effect of exposure to missile attacks on posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms as a function of perceived media control and locus of control. Psychiatry Research, 244, 51-56. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.07.005 IF=2.528
  20. Nimrod, G., & Shrira, A. (2016). The paradox of leisure in later life. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 71, 106-111. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbu143 IF=3.064
  21. Palgi, Y., & Shrira, A. (2016). A cross-cultural longitudinal examination of the effect of cumulative adversity on the mental and physical health of older adults. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 8, 172-179. doi: 10.1037/tra0000056 IF=1.584
  22. Shmotkin, D., Avidor, S., & Shrira, A. (2016). The role of the hostile-world scenario in predicting physical and mental health outcomes in older adults. Journal of Aging and Health, 28, 863-889. doi: 10.1177/0898264315614005 IF=2.168
  23. Shrira, A. (2016). Perceptions of aging among middle-aged offspring of traumatized parents: The effects of parental Holocaust-related communication and secondary traumatization. Aging and Mental Health, 20, 65-73. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2015.1013921 IF=2.658
  24. Shrira, A., Bodner, E., & Palgi, Y. (2016). Positivity ratio of flourishing individuals: Examining the moderation effects of methodological variations and chronological age. Journal of Positive Psychology, 11, 109-123. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2015.1037857 IF=2.327
  25. Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., Hoffman, Y., & Bodner, E. (2016). A youthful age identity mitigates the effect of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms on successful aging. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24, 174-175. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2015.07.006 IF=2.868
  26. Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Bodner, E., & Shmotkin, D. (2016). Which category of lifetime adversity accelerates physical impairment among Israeli older adults? European Journal of Ageing, 13, 323-334. doi:10.1007/s10433-016-0366-3 IF=1.177
  27. Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Hamama-Raz, Y., & Shrira, A. (2015). Factors predicting risk for PTSD among highly exposed civilians: Two longitudinal studies. Psychiatric Quarterly, 86, 19-32. doi: 10.1007/s11126-014-9323-5 IF=1.449
  28. Bodner, E., Shrira, A., Bergman, Y., & Cohen-Fridel, S. (2015). Anxieties about aging and death and psychological distress: The protective role of emotional complexity. Personality and Individual Differences, 83, 91-96. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2015.03.052 IF=2.005
  29. Bodner, E., Shrira, A., Bergman, Y., Grossman, E. S., & Cohen-Fridel, S. (2015). The interaction between aging and death anxieties predicts ageism. Personality and Individual Differences, 86, 15-19. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2015.05.022 IF=2.005
  30. Bodner, E., Shrira, A., Hermesh, H., Ben-Ezra, M., & Iancu, I. (2015). Psychiatrists' fear of death is associated with negative emotions toward borderline personality disorder patients. Psychiatry Research, 228, 963-965. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2015.06.010 IF=2.528
  31. Hamama-Raz, Y., Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Goodwin, R., Kaniasty, K., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2015). Gender differences in psychological reactions to Hurricane Sandy among New York metropolitan area residents. Psychiatric Quarterly, 86, 285-296. doi: 10.1007/s11126-014-9333-3 IF=1.449
  32. Hamama-Raz, Y., Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2015). The recursive effects of quality of life and functional limitation among older adults cancer patients: Evidence from the Survey of Health and Retirement in Europe. European Journal of Cancer Care, 24, 205-212. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12300 IF=2.104
  33. Hoffman, Y., Shrira, A., & Grossman, E. S. A. (2015). Subjective age moderates the immediate effects of trauma exposure among young adults exposed to rocket attacks. Psychiatry Research, 229, 623-624. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2015.07.080 IF=2.528
  34. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2015). Family involvement and Holocaust salience among offspring and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 13, 6-21. doi: 10.1080/15350770.2015.992902 IF=None
  35. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., & Zaslavsky, O. (2015). Quality of life attenuates age-related decline in functional status of older adults. Quality of Life Research, 24, 1835-1843. doi: 10.1007/s11136-015-0918-6 IF=2.344
  36. Shrira, A. (2015). Transmitting the sum of all fears: Iranian nuclear threat salience among offspring of Holocaust survivors. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 7, 364-371. doi: 10.1037/tra0000029 IF=1.584
  37. Shrira, A., Bodner, E., & Palgi, Y. (2015). Emotional complexity and its effect on psychological distress as a function of chronological age and subjective distance-to-death. Aging and Mental Health, 19, 1056-1062. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2014.995592 IF=2.658
  38. Shrira, A., Shmotkin, D., Palgi, Y., Soffer, Y., Hamama Raz, Y., Tal-Katz, P., Ben-Ezra, M., & Benight, C. C. (2015). How do meaning in life and positive affect relate to adaptation to stress? The case of firefighters following the Mount Carmel Forest Fire. Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 52, 68-70. IF=0.620
  39. Shrira, A., Zaslavsky, O., LaCroix, A. Z., Garcia, L., Schnall, E., Seguin, R., Rillamas-Sun, E., Woods, N., Cochrane, B., & Palgi, Y. (2015). Global quality of life moderates terminal change in physical functioning among older adult women. Age and Ageing, 44, 520-524. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afu176 IF=4.282
  40. Zaslavsky, O., Palgi, Y., LaCroix, A. Z., Rillamas-Sun, E., Schnall, E., Woods, N., Cochrane, B., Garcia, L., Hingle, M., Post, S., Segiun, R., Tindle, H., & Shrira, A. (2015). Dispositional optimism and terminal decline in global quality of life. Developmental Psychology, 51, 856-863. doi: 10.1037/dev0000018 IF=3.228
  41. 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 IF=1.584
  42. 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 IF=None
  43. Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., Hamama-Raz, Y., Shacham-Shmueli, E., & Shrira, A. (2014). The effect of age on illness cognition, subjective well-being, and psychological distress among gastric cancer patients. Stress and Health, 30, 280-286. doi: 10.1002/smi.2521 IF=2.114
  44. 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 IF=2.812
  45. 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 IF=2.868
  46. 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 IF=2.194
  47. Shmotkin, D., Shrira, A., Eyal, N., Blumstein, T., & Shorek, A. (2014). The prediction of subjective wellness among the old-old: Implications for the "fourth age" conception. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 69, 719-729. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbt052 IF=3.064
  48. 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 IF=2.658
  49. Shrira, A., Bodner, E., & Palgi, Y. (2014). The interactive effect of subjective age and subjective distance-to-death on psychological distress of older adults. Aging and Mental Health, 18, 1066-1070. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2014.915925 IF=2.658
  50. 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 IF=2.868
  51. Shrira, A., & Litwin, H. (2014). The effect of lifetime cumulative adversity and depressive symptoms on functional status. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 69, 953-965. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbu056 IF=3.064
  52. Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Hamama-Raz, Y., Goodwin, R., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2014). Previous exposure to the World Trade Center Terrorist Attack and posttraumatic symptoms among older adults following Hurricane Sandy. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 77, 374-385. doi: 10.1521/psyc.2014.77.4.374 IF=2.397
  53. 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 IF=9.361
  54. 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 IF=5.291
  55. 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. IF=0.620 
  56. 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 IF=2.279
  57. 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 IF=1.860
  58. 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. IF=None
  59. 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 IF=2.528
  60. 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 IF=2.812
  61. 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. IF=0.620
  62. 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 IF=26.561
  63. 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 IF=3.064
  64. 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 IF=2.344
  65. 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 IF=2.168
  66. 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 IF=4.183
  67. 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 IF=3.278
  68. 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 IF=2.658
  69. 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) IF=2.327
  70. 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) IF=2.423
  71. 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 IF=1.692
  72. 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 IF=0.426
  73. 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 IF=2.528
  74. 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. IF=0.620
  75. 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 IF=None
  76. 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 IF=2.005
  77. 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 IF=1.826
  78. 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 IF=None
  79. 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 IF=0.744
  80. 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 IF=2.327
  81. 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 IF=1.584
  82. 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 IF=3.064
  83. 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 IF=2.114
  84. 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 IF=0.426 
  85. 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 IF=None
  86. 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 IF=None
  87. 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 IF=3.064
  88. 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 IF=2.254
  89. 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 IF=2.005
  90. 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 IF=2.005
  91. 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 IF=2.658

 

Chapters in books

  1. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., & Shmotkin, D. (2015). Aging with trauma across the lifetime and experiencing trauma in old age: vulnerability and resilience intertwined. In K. E. Cherry (Ed.), Traumatic stress and long-term recovery: Coping with disasters and other negative life events (pp. 293-308). New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-18866-9
  2. 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). New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-6527-6_6
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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

  1. Farbstein, R., Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2015). The association between religious affiliation and psychological factors among Holocaust survivors. Gerontology, 42, 13-32. (in Hebrew).
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. Ben-Ezra, M., Shrira, A., & Palgi, Y. (2010). The hidden face of Haiti's earthquake tragedy. Science, 327, 1325.

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