Research Fields

Name Research interests
Dr. Yosef Ben-Zion

Area of Specialization

  • Population dynamics and Infectious disease models.
Prof. Ehud Bodner

1. Ageism, and aging and dying perceptions, in middle age and old age

2. Psychology of music: social aspects, emotion recognition and regulation

3. Psychopathology (a cognitive and a positive perspective)






Prof. Bryna (Rina) Bogoch

תחומי מחקר


  1. Media and the Law
  2. Sociology of Law
  3. Textual Analysis of Legal Documents
  4. Computerized Databases and Family Law
  5. Gender and the Law
  6. Language and Society
Dr. Yaakov Hoffman

Central field of interests

Memory & Cognitive processing of contextual/background stimuli

Unitization and contextual locking


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Factors that can mitigate the effect of exposure on PTSD symptoms

Subjective time perceptions (subjective age/distance to death) and PTSD

Future and past resources and PTSD

ISIS terror, Anxiety complex PTSD – includes Yazidi female captive project




Dr. Ela Koren

The relationship between normal functioning and handicap people

Dr. Haim Lavie

How the contact between Jews and Arabs in different situations affect the positions of both parties (in collaboration with Dr. Mollov)

Prof. Orly C. Meron


  1. Economic Sociology of migrants, minorities and ethnic groups.
  2. Gender, work and ethnicity.
  3. Entrepreneurship and Business History of Minorities, migrants and ethnic groups.
  4. Demography: Population analysis.
  5. Demographic and economic history of the Jews during the Middle Ages and Modern Era



Dr. Benjamin Molov

How the contact between Jews and Arabs in different situations affect the positions of both parties (in collaboration with Dr. Levie)

Dr. Sagit Shilo Levin

1. The difference between the younger and older generation in regards to the home-work conflict

2. The effect of the pattern of income in regards to couples

Prof. Amit Shrira
  1. Intergenerational transmission of trauma: Holocaust survivors, second and third generation 
  2. Trauma and aging
  3. Subjective perceptions of aging
Dr. Dvora Sredni

The Involvement of various growth factors in various diseases

Dr. Gali Weissberger

My research focuses on the impact of contextual factors on the cognitive and psychological well-being of older adults. Although every older adult experiences some degree of cognitive decline during the aging process, some experience a slow and subtle decline while others experience decline to a point where their everyday functioning becomes impaired. Psychosocial, environmental, and lifestyle factors may contribute to some of the variability we see in the trajectory of cognitive changes with aging. These factors can also impact psychological wellbeing in aging. My recent research has focused on the following factors:

1) bilingualism

2) financial literacy and decision making

3) financial exploitation of older adults

4) socioeconomic status


Dr. Ruth Wolf

1. Moral Judgment and moral development – I am interested in enhancing  children's moral development and the prevention of corruption among employees of large corporations.

2. Mediation – increasing the search for peaceful resolutions of conflicts.

3. Business ethics – The implementation of ethical programs within corporations and large organizations.

4. Bibliotherapy – treatment using literature and creativity as a mean for children's cognitive and personal growth.

5. Management – Proper management in companies and organizations.