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Dr. Besser has a strong social awareness and sense of commitment; he places great importance on improving the well-being of others. This sense of commitment to others is also incorporated into his research efforts and is reflected clearly by the topics he pursues. His research is focused in the area of personality and social psychology, specifically, vulnerability factors to depression across the lifespan and interpersonal functioning and relationships. His research topics include: vulnerability factors in postpartum depression; attachment and psychological adjustment in children, adolescents, and mothers; perfectionism; self-esteem; self-criticism/dependency; distress and depression; suicidality; narcissism; Machiavellianism; psychopathy; spitefulness; humor styles; and PTSD. The factors that distinguish Dr. Besser’s work are his creative ability to identify important new research topics and the methodological and statistical sophistication that characterizes his research (SEM, APIM, HLM, nonlinear models, multiple informants, community ecological validated and laboratory manipulated studies). His studies are a good reminder for other researchers of the benefits of a rigorous approach and the need to use methods that go beyond self-report data.
Educational Background
Besser was born on January 26, 1967 in Israel. Dr. Besser earned his B.A. in psychology with honors in 1991, his M.A. in Psychology in 1995, and his Ph.D. in psychology in 2000 – all from the Behavioral Science Department Ben–Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Dr. Besser worked under the mentorship of Dr. David Leiser for his M.A. and Dr. Beatriz Priel for his Ph.D. Dr. Besser is a Certified Specialist in Educational Psychology, on behalf of the Israel Psychological Association and a Mental Health Officer, IDF.
Professional career
After earning his Ph.D., Dr. Besser worked as a post-doctoral fellow from 2001-2002 at the Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada, in collaboration with Dr. Gordon L. Flett, Dr. Myriam Mongrain, and others in the field of personality vulnerability to depression. Since 2002, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Human Resource Management and in the School of Social Work, at Sapir Academic College. He is a full professor, the Chairman of the Center for Research in Personality, Life Transitions, and Stressful Life Events and serves as the Vice President for Academic Affairs. He has edited a book on the psychology of narcissism and authored several book chapters as well as nearly 120 peer-reviewed journal articles in outlets such as Journal of Personality, Personality and Individual Differences, Journal of Research in Personality, American Journal of Psychiatry, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, Psychoanalytic Psychology, Journal of Traumatic Stress, Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, and more. He presently serves as an Associate Editor for Self and Identity and as section Editor in BMC Psychology. Dr. Besser serves as Ad-Hoc reviewer and on the editorial board of several journals. His level of productivity is outstanding and he established himself as an exceptional researcher at the international level. In all, his work has been cited over 4,500 times. More importantly, it is evident that he is a person who believes strongly in the applications of psychology and “giving back” to the community.

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Besser Avi - CV

Areas of Interest

  • psychology
  • social and personality

Teaching

Hebrew lective year: תשפ
                

Research

Dr. Besser’s primary research interests have a consistent theme of personality vulnerability factors which connects most of his research. First, he has published on the links between personality vulnerability of self-criticism and dependency and the transition to motherhood and postpartum depression. He has asked new questions and introduced new research designs, which have reinvigorated a research area that was beginning to lose momentum. Second, Dr. Besser is actively researching links between personality vulnerability factors in the context of exposure to terrorism. For example, he has examined the connections that exposure to terrorism has with phenomena such as PTSD, insecure attachment, pathological narcissism, humor styles, self-esteem, optimism, hope, happiness, and quality of life. Third, Dr. Besser’s most recent research has focused on the relationship between “dark” personality features (e.g., the Dark Triad, spitefulness) have with various outcomes such as moral judgments. In all of his studies, Dr. Besser assumes that personality vulnerability factors are relatively stable individual differences that can be used to predict and understand human behavior, psychopathology, motivations, and emotions in various laboratory and real life situations.

Awards

2005 – 2007   Grant #6524 from the Chief Scientist of the Israeli Ministry

of Education. Social skills shortcomings among children with ADHD associate with difficulties in emotional recognition: The proposal and examination of an explanatory model, conducting and evaluating of an intervention program. With Beatriz Priel.

 

Weinberg, M[1]., & Besser, A. Exposure to Terrorism in Israel: Dyadic Examination of Resilience/Psychopathology Effects among Two Hundred Victims and their Spouses.  PSYCHOLOGY BEYOND BORDERS 2013 MISSION AWARDS. 5000$

 

 

 



[1] Post-doc student at my center at Sapir in collaboration with Prof. Neria at Colombia University, USA

Publications

  1. Priel, B., & Besser, A. (1999). Vulnerability to postpartum depressive symptomatology: Dependency, self–criticism, and the moderating role of antenatal attachment. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 18, 240–253. DOI: 10.1002/cpp.597
  2.  Priel, B., & Besser, A. (2000). Dependency and self–criticism among first–time mothers: The roles of global and specific support. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 19, pp.437–450. DOI: 10.1521/jscp.2000.19.4.437
  3. Priel, B., & Kantor, B., & Besser, A. (2000). Two maternal representations: A study of Israeli adopted children. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 17, 128–145. DOI : 10.1037/0736-9735.17.1.128
  4.  Priel, B., & Besser, A.  (2000). Adult attachment styles, early relationships, antenatal attachment and perceptions of infant temperament: A study of first–time mothers. Personal Relationship, 7, 291–310. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475–6811.2000.tb00018.x
  5. Priel, B., Melamed–Hass, S., Besser, A. & Cantor, B. (2000). Adjustment among adopted children: The moderating role of maternal self–reflectiveness. Family Relations, 49, 389–396. DOI: 10.1111/j.1741–3729.2000.00389.x
  6. Priel, B & Besser, A. (2001). Bridging the gap between attachment and object relations’ theories: A study of the transition to motherhood. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 74, 85–100. DOI: 10.1348/000711201160821
  7. Heisel, J, M., Flett, L. G., & Besser, A. (2002). Cognitive functioning and geriatric suicide ideation: Testing a mediational model. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 10, 428–436. DOI: 10.1097/01.JGP.0000218699.27899.f9
  8. Priel, B & Besser, A. (2002). Perceptions of early relationships during the transition to motherhood: The mediating role of social support. Infant Mental Health Journal, 23, 343–360. DOI: 10.1002/imhj.10021
  9. Davis, R.A., Flett, G.L., Besser, A. (2002). Validation of a new scale for measuring problematic Internet use: Implications for pre–employment screening. CyberPsychology and Behavior, 5, 331–346. DOI:10.1089/109493102760275581
  10. Vardy, D., Besser, A., Gesthalter, B., Buskila, D., Biton, A., & Amir, (2002). Reduced quality of life in psoriasis patients: The mediating role of experiences of stigmatization. British Journal of Dermatology, 147, 736–742. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365–2133.2002.04899.x
  11. Besser, A., Priel, B., & Wiznizer, A. (2002).  Childbearing depressive symptomatology in high–risk pregnancies: The roles of working models and perceived spouse support. Personal Relationships, 9, 395–413. DOI: 10.1111/1475–6811.00026
  12. Besser, A., & Priel, B. (2003a).  Trait vulnerability and coping strategies in the transition to motherhood. Current–Psychology: –Developmental, –Learning, –Personality, –Social, 22, 57–72. DOI: 10.1007/s12144–003–1013–7
  13. Besser, A., & Priel, B.  (2003b). A multisource approach to self–critical vulnerability to depression: The moderating role of attachment. Journal of Personality, 71, 515–555. DOI: 10.1111/1467–6494.7104002
  14. Flett, L. G., Besser, A., & Davis, R. (2003c). Dimensions of perfectionism, unconditional self–acceptance, and depression. Journal of Rational–Emotive and Cognitive–Behavior Therapy, 21, 119–138. DOI: 10.1023/A:1025051431957
  15. Besser, A. Flett, G. L., & Davis, R. (2003d). Self–criticism, dependency, silencing the self, and loneliness: Testing for mediational model. Personality and Individual Differences, 35, 1735–1752. DOI:10.1016/S0191–8869(02)00403–8
  16. Hewitt, P. L., Flett, G. L., Besser, A., Sherry, S. B., McGee, B.J. (2003e). Perfectionism is multidimensional: A reply to Shafran, Cooper, and Fairburn (2002). Behaviour Research and Therapy, 41, 1221–1236. DOI:10.1016/S0005–7967(03)00021–4
  17. Sherry, S. B., Hewitt, P. L., Besser, A., McGee, B. J., & Flett, G. L. (2004). Self–oriented and socially prescribed perfectionism in the Eating Disorder Inventory perfectionism subscale. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 35, 69–79. DOI: 10.1002/eat.10237
  18. Besser, A., Amir, M., & Barkan, S.  (2004). Who signs an organ transplant donor card?  A study of personality and individual differences in a sample of Israeli university students.  Personality and Individual Differences, 36, 17091723. DOI:10.1016/j.paid.2003.07.012
  19. Besser, A. (2004). Self– and best–friend assessments of personality vulnerability and defenses in the prediction of depression. Social Behavior and Personality, 32, 559–594. DOI: 10.2224/sbp.2004.32.6.559
  20. Besser, A., Flett, L. G., & Hewitt, P. L (2004). Perfectionism, Cognition, and Affect in Response to Performance Failure vs. Success. Journal of Rational Emotive Cognitive Behavior Therapy, 22, 297–324. DOI: 10.1023/B:JORE.0000047313.35872.5c
  21. Sherry, S. B., Hewitt, P. L., Lee–Baggley, D. L., Flett, G. L., & Besser, A. (2004). Perfectionism and thoughts about having cosmetic surgery
    performed. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Researc, 9, 244–257. DOI: 10.1111/j.1751–9861.2004.tb00103.x
  22. Lev–Wiesel, R., Amir, M., & Besser, A. (2005). Posttraumatic growth among female survivors of childhood abuse in relation to the perpetrator identity. Journal of Loss & Trauma, 10, 7–17. DOI: 10.1080/15325020490890606
  23. Sherry, S. B., Hewitt, P. L., Lee–Baggley, D. L., Flett, G. L., & Besser, A. (2005). Perfectionism and interest in cosmetic surgery. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 115, 1806–1807. DOI: 10.1097/01.PRS.0000162170.43575.57
  24. Besser, A, & Priel, B. (2005). Interpersonal relatedness and self–definition in late adulthood depression: Personality predispositions, and protective factors. Social Behavior and Personality, 33, 351–382. DOI: 10.2224/sbp.2005.33.4.351
  25. Besser, A, & Priel, B. (2005). The Apple Does Not Fall Far From the Tree: Attachment Styles and Personality Vulnerabilities to Depression in Three Generations of Women. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 1052–1073. DOI: 10.1177/0146167204274082
  26. Flett, G. L., Besser, A., & Hewitt. (2005). Perfectionism, ego defense styles, and depression: A comparison of self versus informant ratings. Journal of Personality, 73, 1355–1396. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467–6494.2005.00352.x
  27. Lev–Wiesel, R., Besser, A., & Laish, R. (2005). Measuring potency among preschool children: Instruments and intervention. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 22, 343–360. DOI: 10.1007/s10560–006–0076–3
  28. Waniel, A. Besser, A., & Priel, B. (2006).  Mother and self–representations: Investigating associations with symptomatic behavior and
    academic competence in middle childhood. Journal of Personality, 74, 223–266. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467.6494.2005.00374.x
  29. Sherry, S. B., Hewitt, P. L., Besser, A., Flett, G. L., & Klein, C. (2006). Machiavellianism, trait perfectionism, and perfectionistic self–presentation. Personality and Individual Differences, 40, 829–839. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2005.09.010
  30. Lev–Wiesel, R., & Besser, A. (2006).  Male Definitions of Sexual Assault: The Role of the Perpetrator's Gender. Individual Differences Research, 4, 46–50.
  31. Besser, A., &   Priel, B. (2006). Models of Attachment, Confirmation of Positive Affective Expectations and Satisfaction with Vacation Activities: A Pre–Post Panel Design Study of Leisure. Personality and Individual Differences, 41, 1055–1065. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2006.04.011
  32. ***[1]Besser, A., & Blatt, S. J. (2007). Identity Consolidation and Internalizing and Externalizing Problem Behaviors in Early Adolescence. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 24, 126–149. DOI: 10.1037/0736–9735.24.1.126
  33. Besser, A., Priel, B., Flett, L. G., & Wiznitzer A. (2007). Linear and Nonlinear Models in Vulnerability to Depression: Personality and Postpartum Depression in a High Risk Population. Individual Differences Research, 5, 1–29.
  34. Besser, A., & Priel, B. (2007). Perceived Social Support, Malevolent Maternal Representations, and Older Adults’ Depressed Mood. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 6, 728–750. DOI: 10.1521/jscp.2007.26.6.728
  35. Besser, A., & Shackelford, T. K. (2007). Mediation of the Effects of the Big Five Personality Dimensions on Negative Mood and Confirmed Affective Expectations by Perceived Situational Stress: A Quasi–Field Study of Vacationers. Journal of Personality and Individual Differences, 42, 1333–1346. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2006.10.011
  36. Shackelford, T. K. & Besser, A. (2007). Predicting Attitudes toward Homosexuality: Insights from Personality Psychology. Individual Differences Research, 5, 106–114.
  37. Flett, G. L., Besser, A., Hewitt, P. L., & Davis, R. (2007). Perfectionism silencing the self and depression. Personality and Individual Differences, 43, 1211–1222. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2007.03.012
  38. Kats–Gold, I, Besser, A., & Priel, B. (2007). The Role of Simple Emotion Recognition Skills among School Aged Boys at Risk of ADHD. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 35, 363–379. DOI: 10.1007/s10802–006–9096–x
  39. Blatt, S. J., Besser, A., & Ford, R. Q. (2007). Two Primary Configurations of Psychopathology and Change in Thought Disorder in Long–term, Intensive, Inpatient Treatment of Seriously Disturbed Young Adults. American Journal of Psychiatry, 164, 1561–1567. DOI: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2007.05111853
  40. Priel, B., Besser, A., Waniel, A., & Yonas–Segal, M. (2007). Interpersonal and intrapersonal processes in the formation of maternal representations in middle childhood: Review, new findings and future directions. Israeli Journal of Psychiatry, 44, 255–265.
  41. Waniel, A. Besser, A., & Priel, B. (2008). Self– and maternal representations, relatedness patterns, and problem behavior in middle childhood. Personal Relationships, 15, 171–189. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475–6811.2008.00192.x
  42. Besser, A., Guez, J., & Priel, B. (2008). The Associations between Self–Criticism and Dependency and Incidental Learning of Interpersonal and Achievement Words. Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 1696–1710. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2008.01.017
  43. Besser, A. & Priel, B. (2008). Attachment, Depression, and Fear of Death in Older Adults: The Roles of Neediness and Perceived Availability of Social Support. Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 1711–1725. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2008.01.016
  44. Besser, A., Flett, G. L., Hewitt, P. L., & Guez, J.  Perfectionism, and cognitions, affect, self–esteem, and physiological reactions in a performance situation (2008). Journal of Rational Emotive Cognitive Behavior Therapy, 26, 206–228. DOI: 10.1007/s10942–007–0067–0
  45. Shackelford, T. K., Besser, A., & Goetz, A. T. (2008). Personality, Marital Satisfaction, and Probability of Marital Infidelity. Individual Differences Research, 6, 13–25.
  46. Besser, A., Vliegen, N., Luyten, P., & Blatt, S. J. (2008). Vulnerability to postpartum depression from a psychodynamic perspective: Systematic empirical base commentary on issues raised by Blum (2007). Psychoanalytic Psychology, 25, 392–410.
  47. Sherry, S. B., Law, A., Hewitt, P. L., Flett, G. L., & Besser, A. (2008). Social support as a mediator of the relationship between perfectionism and depression: A preliminary test of the Social Disconnection Model. Personality and Individual Differences, 45, 339–344. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2008.05.001
  48. Besser, A., Flett, L. G., Guez, J., & Hewitt, P. L. (2008). Perfectionism, Mood, and Memory for Positive, Negative, and Perfectionistic Content. Individual Differences Research, 6, 211–244.
  49. Flett, L. G., Endler, N.S., & Besser, A. (2009). Separation Anxiety, Perceived Controllability, and Homesickness. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39, 265–282. DOI: 10.1111/j.1559–1816.2008.00438.x
  50. Besser, A., Priel, B. (2009). Emotional Responses to a Romantic Partner's Imaginary Rejection: The Roles of Attachment Anxiety, Covert Narcissism, and Self–Evaluation. Journal of Personality, 77, 287–325. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467–6494.2008.00546.x
  51. Manashko, S., Besser, A., & Priel, B. (2009). Maltreated Children’s Representations of Mother and Additional Caregiver: A Longitudinal Study. Journal of Personality, 77. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467–6494.2008.00558.x
  52. Besser, A., Neria, Y.  (2009). PTSD Symptoms, Satisfaction with Life and Prejudicial Attitudes towards the Adversary among Israelis Exposed to Ongoing Terrorist Attacks. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 22, 268–275. DOI: 10.1002/jts.20420
  53. Besser, A., Neria, Y., & Haynes, M. (2009). Adult Attachment, Perceived Stress, and PTSD among Civilians Continuously Exposed to Terrorism in Southern Israel. Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 851–857. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2009.07.003
  54. Besser, A., & Priel, B. (2010). Personality vulnerability, low social support, and maladaptive cognitive emotion regulation under ongoing exposure to terrorist attacks. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 29,166–201. DOI: 10.1521/jscp.2010.29.2.166
  55. Besser, A., Flett, L. G., & Hewitt, P. L. (2010). Perfectionistic Self–Presentation and Trait Perfectionism in Social Problem–Solving Ability and Depressive Symptoms. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40, 2123–2156. DOI: 10.1111/j.1559–1816.2010.00653.x
  56. Vliegen, N., Luyten, P., Besser, A., Casalin, S., Kempke, S., & Tang, E.  (2010). Stability and Change in Levels of Depression and Personality: A Follow–Up Study of Postpartum Depressed Mothers Hospitalized in a Mother–Infant Unit. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 198, 45–51. DOI: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e3181c8aa57
  57. Besser, A., & Neria, Y. (2010).  The Effects of Insecure Attachment Orientations and Perceived Social Support on Posttraumatic Stress and Depressive Symptoms Among Civilians Exposed to the 2009 Israel–Gaza War: A Follow–up Cross–Lagged Panel Design Study. Journal of Research in Personality, 44, 335–341. DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2010.03.004
  58. Neria, Y., Besser, A., Kipper, D., & Westphal. M. (2010). A Longitudinal Study of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Civilians Exposed to War Trauma. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 23, 322–330. DOI: 10.1002/jts.20522
  59. Besser, A. & Zeigler–Hill, V. (2010). The Influence of Pathological Narcissism on Emotional and Motivational Responses to Negative Events: The Roles of Visibility and Concern About Humiliation. Journal of Research in Personality, 44, 520–534. DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2010.06.006
  60. Besser, A., & Priel, B. (2010). Grandiose Narcissism versus Vulnerable Narcissism in Threatening Situations: Emotional Reactions to Achievement Failure and Interpersonal Rejection. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 29, 874–902. DOI: 10.1521/jscp.2010.29.8.874
  61. Campos, C.R., Besser, A., & Blatt, S. J. (2010). The Mediating Role of Self–Criticism and Dependency in the Association Between Perceptions of Maternal Caring and Depressive Symptoms. Depression and Anxiety, 27, 1149–1157. DOI: 10.1002/da.20763
  62. Besser, A., & Priel, B. (2011). Dependency, Self–Criticism and Negative Affective Responses Following Imaginary Rejection and Failure Threats:  Meaning–Making Processes as Moderators or Mediators. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 74, 33–42. DOI: 10.1521/psyc.2011.74.1.31
  63. Zeigler–Hill, V., Besser, A. (2011). Humor Style Mediates the Association Between Pathological Narcissism and Self–Esteem. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 1196–1201. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2011.02.006
  64. Hewitt, P. L., Blasberg, J. S., Flett, G. L., Besser, A., Sherry, S. B., Caelian, C., Papsdorf, M., Cassels, T. G., & Birch, S. (2011). Perfectionistic self–presentation in children and adolescents: Development and validation of the Perfectionistic Self–Presentation ScaleJunior Form. Psychological Assessment, 23, 125–142. DOI: 10.1037/a0021147
  65. Campos, C.R., Besser, A., & Blatt, S. J. (2011). The relationships between defenses and experiences of depression: An exploratory study Psychoanalytic Psychology, 28, 196–208. DOI: 10.1037/a0022420
  66. Besser, A., & Zeigler–Hill, V. (2011). Pathological Forms of Narcissism and Perceived Stress during the Transition to the University: The Mediating Role of Humor Styles. International Journal of Stress Management, 18, 197-221. DOI:  10.1037/a0024826
  67. Besser, A., Luyten, P., & Blatt, S. J. (2011). Do Humor Styles Mediate or Moderate the Relationship Between Self–Criticism and Neediness, and Depressive Symptoms? Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 10, 757-764. DOI: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e31822fc9a8
  68. Levin, P. A., Albert, L., Besser, A., Smithe, D., Zelenski, A., Rosenkranz, S., et al. (2011). Secondary Traumatic Stress in Attorneys and Their Administrative Support Staff Working with Trauma-Exposed Clients. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 199, 946-955. DOI: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e3182392c26
  69. Zeigler-Hill, V., Besser, A., & King, K. (2011). Contingent self-esteem and anticipated reactions to interpersonal rejection and achievement failure. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 30, 1069-1096. DOI: 10.1521/jscp.2011.30.10.1069
  70. Campos, C.R., Besser, A., & Blatt, S. J. (2012). Distress Mediates the Association between Personality Predispositions and Suicidality: A Preliminary Study in a Portuguese Community Sample. Archives of Suicide Research, 16, 44-58. DOI: 10.1080/13811118.2012.640583
  71. Besser, A., & Neria, Y. (2012). When home isn't a safe haven: Insecure attachment orientations, perceived social support, and PTSD symptoms among Israeli evacuees under missile threat. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 4, 34-46. DOI: 10.1037/a0017835
  72. Campos, C.R., Besser, A., Ferreira, R., & Blatt, S. J. (2012). Self–Criticism, Neediness, and Distress among Women Undergo Breast Cancer Treatment: A Preliminary Test of the Moderating Role of Adjustment to Illness. International Journal of Stress Management, 19, 151–174. . DOI: 10.1037/a0027996
  73. Shultz, J. M., Besser, A., Kelly, F., Allen, A., Schmitz, S., Hausmann, V., et al. (2012). Psychological Consequences of Indirect Exposure to Disaster Due to the Haiti Earthquake. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 27, 1-10. DOI: 10.1017/S1049023X12001008
  74. Besser, A., Luyten, P., & Mayes, L.C. (2012). Adult Attachment and Distress: The Mediating Role of Humor Styles. Individual Differences Research, 10, 153-164. ISSN: 1541-745X
  75. Levin, P. A., Besser, A., Albert, L., Smithe, D., & Neria, Y. (2012). The Effect of Attorneys' Exposure to Clients' Traumatic Events on Functional Impairment, Depression, and PTSD Symptoms: A Cross-Lagged Longitudinal Study. Law and Human Behavior, 36, 538-547. DOI: 10.1037/h0093993
  76. Campos, C.R., Besser, & Blatt, S. J. (2013). Recollections of Parental Rejection, Self-Criticism and Depression in Suicidality. Archives of Suicide Research, 17, 58–74. DOI: 10.1080/13811118.2013.748416
  77. Zeigler-Hill, V., Besser, A., & Jett, S. E. (2013). Laughing at the looking glass: Does humor style serve as an interpersonal signal? Evolutionary Psychology, 11, 201-226. Download PDF (free)
  78. Elad-Strenger, J., Fireman, Z., Schiller, M., Besser, A., & Shahar, G. (2013). Vulnerability-Resilience Dynamics of Ideological Factors in Distress after the Evacuation from Gush Katif. International Journal of Stress Management, 20, 57-75. DOI: 10.1037/a0031431
  79. Bers, S.A., Besser, A., Harpaz–Rotem, I., & Blatt, S. J. (2013). Representations of Self, Mother and Father: An Empirical Exploration of the Dynamics of Anorexia Nervosa. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 30, 188-209. DOI: 10.1037/a0032512
  80. Zeigler-Hill, V., Besser, A., Myers, E. M., Southard, A. C., & Malkin, M. L. (2013). The status-signaling property of self-esteem: The role of self-reported self-esteem and perceived self-esteem in personality judgments. Journal of Personality, 81, 209-220. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.2012.00790.x
  81. Besser, A., Zeigler-Hill, V., Pincus, A. L., & Neria, Y. (2013). Pathological narcissism and acute anxiety symptoms after Trauma: A study of Israeli civilians exposed to war. PSYCHIATRY:  Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 76, 381-397.
  82. Campos, C.R., Besser, & Blatt, S. J. (2013). The Portuguese Version of the Depressive Experiences Questionnaire (DEQ): Results from a Validation Program in Clinical and non Clinical Samples. Spanish Journal of Psychology, 16, e103, 1–13. DOI:10.1017/sjp.2013.104
  83. Zeigler-Hill, V., & Besser, A. (2013). A Glimpse Behind the Mask: Facets of Narcissism and Feelings of Self-Worth. Journal of Personality Assessment, 95, 249-260. DOI:10.1080/00223891.2012.717150
  84. Flett, L. G., Besser, A., & Hewitt L. P. (2014). Perfectionism and Interpersonal Orientations in Depression: An Analysis of Validation Seeking and Rejection Sensitivity in a Community Sample of Young Adults. PSYCHIATRY:  Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 77, 67-85.
  85. Besser, A., & Zeigler-Hill, V. (2014). Positive personality features and stress among first-year university students: Implications for psychological distress, functional impairment, and self-esteem. Self and Identity, 13, 24-44. DOI:10.1080/15298868.2012.736690
  86. Zeigler-Hill, V., & Besser, A. (2014). Self-esteem and evaluations of targets with ostensibly different levels of self-worth. Self and Identity, 13, 24-44. DOI: 10.1080/15298868.2013.770194
  87. Campos, C.R., Mesquita, I., Besser, & Blatt, S. J. (2014). Neediness and Depression in Women. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 78, 16-33. DOI: 10.1521/bumc.2014.78.1.16.
  88. Campos, C.R., Besser, Morgado. C., & Blatt, S. J. (2014). Self-criticism, Dependency, and Adolescents' Externalizing and Internalizing Problems. Clinical Psychologis, 18, 21-32.
  89. Zeigler-Hill, V., Southard, A. C., & Besser, A. (2014). Resource control strategies and personality traits. Personality and Individual Differences, 66, 118-123. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2014.03.037
  90. Campos, R. C., Besser, A., Abreu, H., Parreira, T., & Blatt, S. J. (2014). Personality Vulnerabilities in Adolescent Suicidality: The Mediating Role of Psychological Distress. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 78, 115-139.
  91. Casalin, S., Luyten, P., Besser, A., Wouters, S., & Vliegen, N. (2014). A Longitudinal Cross-Lagged Study of the Role of Parental Self-criticism, Dependency, Depression, and Parenting Stress in the Development of Child Negative Affectivity. Self & Identity, 13, 491-511. DOI: 10.1080/15298868.2013.873076
  92. Campos, R. C., & Besser, A. (2014). Depressive Traits and Suicide Risk in Young Adults:  A Brief Report. Journal of Depression & Anxiety. DOI: 10.4172/2167-1044.S2-006
  93. Noser, A. E., Zeigler-Hill, V., & Besser, A. (2014). Stress and affective experiences: The importance of dark personality features. Journal of Research in Personality, 53, 158–164. DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2014.10.007
  94. Besser, A., Weinberg, M., Zeigler-Hill, V., & Neria, Y. (2014). Acute Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress and Dissociative Experiences among Female Israeli Civilians Exposed to War: The Roles of Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Sources of Resilience. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 70, 1227–1239. DOI: 10.1002/jclp.22083
  95. Noser, A. E., Zeigler-Hill, V., Vrabel, J. K., Besser, A., Ewing, T. D., & Southard, A. C. (2014). Dark and immoral: The links between pathological personality features and moral values. Personality and Individual Differences, 75, 30-35. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2014.11.010
  96. Weinberg, M, Besser, A., Zeigler-Hill, V., & Neria, Y. (2015). Dispositional optimism and self–esteem as competing predictors of acute symptoms of GAD and Dissociative Experiences among civilians exposed to war trauma. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 7, 34-42. DOI: 10.1037/a0035170
  97. Zeigler-Hill, V., Britton, M., Holden, C. J., & Besser, A. (2015). How will I love you? Self-esteem instability moderates the association between self-esteem level and romantic love styles. Self and Identity, 14, 118-134. DOI: 10.1080/15298868.2014.960445
  98. Besser, A., Zeigler-Hill, V., Weinberg, M., Pincus, A. L., & Neria, Y. (2015). Intrapersonal Resilience Moderates the Association between Exposure and PTSD Symptoms Among Civilians Exposed to the 2014 Israel Gaza Conflict. Self and Identity, 14, 1-15. DOI: 10.1080/15298868.2014.966143
  99. Zeigler-Hill, V., Holden, C. J., Enjaian, B., Southard, A. C., Besser, A., Li, H., & Zhang, Q. (2015). Self-esteem instability and personality: The connections between feelings of self-worth and the Big Five dimensions of personality. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 183-198. DOI: 10.1177/0146167214559719
  100. Noser, A. E., Zeigler-Hill, V., Vrabel, J. K., Besser, A., Ewing, T. D., & Southard, A. C. (2015). Dark and immoral: The links between pathological personality features and moral values. Personality and Individual Differences, 75, 30-35. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2014.11.010
  101. Zeigler-Hill, V., Besser, A., Vrabel, J., & Noser, A. E. (2015). Would you like fries with that? The role of servers’ personality traits and job performance in the tipping behavior of customers. Journal of Research in Personality, 57, 110-118. DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2015.05.001
  102. Helpman, L., Besser, A., & Neria, Y. (2015). Acute posttraumatic stress symptoms but not generalized anxiety symptoms are associated with severity of exposure to war trauma: A study of civilians under Fire. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 35, 27 - 34. DOI: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2015.08.001
  103. Besser, A., Weinberg, M., Zeigler-Hill, V., Ataria, Y., Neria, Y. (2015). Humor and Trauma-Related Psychopathology Among Survivors of Terror Attacks and Their Spouses. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 78, 341-353. 10.1080/00332747.2015.1061312
  104. Zeigler-Hill, V., Besser, A., Morag, J., & Campbell, W. K. (2016). The Dark Triad and sexual harassment proclivity. Personality and Individual Differences, 89, 47-54. DOI:10.1016/j.paid.2015.09.048
  105. Besser, A., Zeigler-Hill, V., Weinberg, M., & Pincus, A. L. (2016). Do great expectations lead to great disappointments? Pathological narcissism and the evaluation of vacation experiences. Personality and Individual Differences, 89, 75-79. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2015.10.003
  106. Weinberg, M., Besser, A., Zeigler-Hill, V., & Y., Neria, Y. (2016). Bidirectional Associations between Hope, Optimism and Social Support, and Trauma-Related Symptoms Among Survivors of Terrorism and Their Spouses. Journal of Research in Personality, 62, 29-38. DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2016.03.002
  107. Cater, T., Zeigler-Hill, V., & Besser. A. (2016). The role of adult attachment dimensions in anticipated relationship evaluation responses following exposure to an infidelity threat manipulation. Journal of Individual Differences, 37, 119–127. DOI: 10.1027/1614-0001/a000196
  108. Weinberg, M., Besser, A., Ataria, Y., Neria, Y. (2016). Survivor–Spousal Dissociation and PTSD: Personal and Dyad Relationships, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 17, 448-459. DOI: 10.1080/15299732.2015.1130006
  109. Flett, G. L., Hewitt, P. L., Besser, A., Su, C., Vaillancourt, T., Boucher, D., et al. (2016). The Child-Adolescent Perfectionism Scale: Development, Psychometric Properties, and Associations with Stress, Distress, and Psychiatric Symptoms. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 37, 634–652.  DOI: 10.1177/0734282916651381
  110. Flett, G. L., Schmidt, D. H., Besser, A., & Hewitt, P. (2016). Interpersonal personality vulnerabilities,  stress, and depression in adolescents: Interpersonal hassles as a mediator of sociotropy and socially prescribed perfectionism. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience, 4, 103-121.
  111. Zeigler-Hill, V., Besser, A., & Marcus, D. K. (2017). The roles of personality traits and perceived threat in the attitudes of Israelis toward peace with the Palestinians. Personality and Individual Differences, 116, 296-300. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2017.05.007
  112. Weinberg, M., Besser, A., Zeigler-Hill, V., & Y., Neria, Y. (in press). Marital Satisfaction and Trauma-Related Symptoms among Injured Survivors of Terror Attacks and Their Spouses. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. DOI: 10.1177/0265407517691367
  113. Zeigler-Hill, V., Besser, A., Cronin, S., & Vrabel, J. K. (in press). Pathological personality traits and utilitarian moral judgments. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.
  114. Unger-Aviram, E., Zeigler-Hill, V., Barina, M. & Besser, A. (in press). Narcissism, collective efficacy, and satisfaction in self-managed teams: The moderating role of team goal orientation. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice.

 



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Presentations

  1. Besser, A., (1996). Postpartum depression: Causes and consequences. Israel Ministry of Health, Southern District Meeting.
  2. Besser, A., & Priel, B. (1997). Personality vulnerability to postpartum depression. Paper presented to the 26th Annual Meeting of the Israeli Psychological Association, Tel Aviv.
  3. Priel, B., Melamed–Hass, S., Besser, A., & Cantor, B. (1998). Adjustment among adopted children: The moderating role of maternal self–reflectiveness. Paper presented to the Developmental Psychology Meeting, Ben–Gurion University of the Negev.
  4. Besser, A., (1999). Personality and vulnerability in the transition to motherhood. The department seminar, Behavioral Sciences Department. Ben–Gurion University.
  5. Besser, A., &. Priel, B. (1999). Dependency and Self–criticism among first time mothers: The roles of global and specific support. Sixth European Congress of Psychology, Rome.
  6. Besser, A., (2000). Personality vulnerability in the transition to motherhood: Moderating and mediating models for PPD. The Developmental Psychology Seminar, Behavioral Sciences Department. Ben–Gurion University.
  7. Waniel–Izhar, A., Priel, B. & Besser, A., (2000).  A model of self and maternal object representations.  International Congress of Psychology.  July 2000, Sweden, Stockholm.
  8. Besser, A., Priel, B., & Wiznitzer, A (2000). High–Risk pregnancies: Personality, antenatal–attachment and perceived social support. Personality and Social Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association 108th Annual APA Convention August 4th – 8th, 2000 Washington, DC.
  9. Besser, A., &. Priel, B. (2000).  New mothers’ maternal representations and social support affect newborn’s health. Developmental Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association 108th Annual APA Convention August 4th – 8th, 2000 Washington, DC.
  10. Besser, A., &. Priel, B. (2001).  Emotional–Distress in the Transition to Motherhood: Dependency, Self–Criticism and Coping–strategies.  American Psychological Association 109th Annual APA Convention, 24–28 August San Francisco, 24–28 August 2001.
  11. Flett, G. L., Hewitt, P.L., Berk, L., & Besser, A. (2001, July). Perfectionism cognitions and concern over parenting mistakes in postpartum depression. In P.L. Hewitt (Chair), Perfectionism and Depression. Symposium conducted at the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada.
  12. Davis, R. A., Flett, G. L., & Besser, A. (2002, August). Click…The boss is coming! Managing employee Internet abuse. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association 110th Annual APA Convention August, Chicago, IL.
  13. Davis, R. A., Besser, A.  & Flett, G. L.  (2002, August). Do people use the Internet to cope with stress? Poster presented at the American Psychological Association 110th Annual APA Convention August, Chicago, IL.
  14. Pickering, D. I., Flett, G. L., Besser, A., Hewitt, P.L., & Voicu. D. (2002, July). Personality, Relationship Attributions, and Dyadic Adjustment. The 11th International Conference on Personal Relationships, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  15. Davis, R.A., Flett, G.L., & Besser, A. (2003). Organizational commitment and job satisfaction in employee Internet abuse. In P. Mastrangelo (Chair), The Internet at work...or not: Preventing computer deviance. Symposium presented at the 18th Annual Convention of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.
  16. Besser, A., (2003, August).  Role of defense mechanisms in perfectionism and psychological distress:  A study of multisource approach. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association 111th Annual APA Convention August, Toronto, ON, Canada.
  17. Waniel–Izhar, A., Priel, B. & Besser, A., (2003, August).  Self and other representations in middle childhood: Distinct or overlapping constructs? Poster presented at the American Psychological Association 111th Annual APA Convention August, Toronto, ON, Canada.
  18. Law, A., Sherry, S. B., Hewitt, P. L., Besser, A., Flett, G. L., Klein,C., & Yule, N.  (2003, August).  Perfectionism, self–esteem, and depression: Evidence for moderation and mediation. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association 2003 111th Annual APA Convention, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  19. Endler, N.S., Flett, G.L., & Besser, A. (2003, August).   Trait separation anxiety, perceived controllability, and homesickness. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association 2003 111th Annual APA Convention, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  20. Davis, R.A., Flett, G.L., & Besser, A. (2003, August). Organizational Assessment of Employee Internet Behavior. In K. Young (Chair), Cyber–slacking and Internet Deviance in the Workplace. Symposium presented at the 110th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.
  21. Law, A., Sherry, S. B., Hewitt, P. L., Besser, A., Flett, G. L., Klein, C., & Yule, N.  (2003, May).  Trait perfectionism, self–liking, self–competence, and depression. Poster session presented at the Western Psychological Association 2003 Convention, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  22. Law, A., Hewitt, P. L., Sherry, S. B., Besser, A., Flett, G. L., Chorney, D., Klein, C. (2004, June). Perfectionism, social support, and depression. Poster session, Canadian Psychological Association 2004 Convention, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
  23. Flamenbaum, R., Flett, G., & Besser, A. (2004). Humiliation as a
    mediating factor in the link between dimensions of perfectionism and depression. Canadian Psychology, 45:2a, 73. Presented at CPA 65th Annual Convention, St. John's, NL.
  24. Law, A., Sherry, S. B., Hewitt, P. L., Flett, G. L., Besser, A., Hall, P. A., & Klein, C. (2004, June). Perfectionism, difficulty in accepting the past, and depression. Poster session, Canadian
    Psychological Association 2004 Convention, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
  25. Law, A., Sherry, S. B., Hewitt, P. L., Besser, A., Flett, G. L., Klein, C., & Chorney, D. (2004, June). Perfectionism, self–esteem, and depression. Poster session, Canadian Psychological Association 2004 Convention, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
  26. Besser, A., & Priel, B. Depression Among Older–Adults: The Roles of Dependency, Self–Criticism and Self–Efficacy (2004 August). Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association 2003 112th Annual APA Convention, Hawaii, USA.
  27. Amari, E., Sherry, S. B., Hewitt, P. L., Besser, A., Flett, G. L., &
    Lee–Baggley, D. L. (2005, April). Dependent perfectionism, reassurance seeking, and depressive symptoms. Poster session presented at the 85th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR, U.S.A.
  28. Besser, A., & Blatt, S. J. (2006, August). Identity Consolidation and Internalizing and Externalizing Problem Behaviors in Early Adolescence. Poster presented at the 114th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA, USA.
  29. Flett, G.L., Cheng, W., Hewitt, P.L., & Besser, A. (2006, May). Perfectionism, Anxiety, and Anxiety Sensitivity in Adolescents. 18th Annual Convention Association for Psychological Science (APS), New–York, USA.
  30. Flett, G.L., Besser, A., Hewitt, P.L., Sherry, S. B., Berk, L., & Filardo, E. (2006, May). Personality Vulnerability Factors, Reassurance Seeking, and Postpartum Depression. 18th Annual Convention Association for Psychological Science (APS), New–York, USA.
  31. Besser, A., & Blatt, S. J. (2006, August). Identity Consolidation and Internalizing and Externalizing Problem Behaviors in Early Adolescence. Poster presented at the 114th annual convention of the American Psychological Association 2006, New Orleans.
  32. ***[1]Flett, G.L., Hewitt, P.L., Sturman, E.D., & Besser, A. (2007, August). Trait perfectionism and perfectionistic self–presentation in shame and depression. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology Association, San Francisco, California.
  33. Flett, G.L., Besser, A., & Hewitt, P.L. (November, 2007). Perfectionism, Attachment Anxiety, Attachment Avoidance, and Depression in Pregnant Women. The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 41st Annual Convention, Philadelphia.
  34. Besser, A., & Priel, B. Emotional Responses to a Romantic Partner's Imaginary Rejection: The Roles of Attachment Anxiety, Covert Narcissism, and Self–Evaluation. (July, 2008) ISPAR, Greece.
  35. Flett, G.L., Hewitt, P.L. & Besser, A. (August 2008). Perfectionism and Perfectionistic Self–Presentation in Postpartum Depression. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology Association, Boston.
  36. Flett, G.L., Hewitt, P.L. & Besser, A. (August 2008). Personality Vulnerability Factors and Parenting Self–Efficacy in New Parents. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology Association, Boston.
  37. Eitam, B., Neria, Y., Besser, A., Scholer, A., A., Salomon, Z., Higgins, E. T., (May 2009). When Safety Concerns Fail Us: Motivation and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Poster to be presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science. San–Fransisco, California.
  38. Besser, A. Adults attachment, perceived stress and PTSD among civilians continually exposed to terrorism in southern Israel. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology Association, Toronto. (August 2009).
  39. Flett, G. L., Besser, A., Hewitt, P. L., Wright, K., Sherry, S. B., & Fowers, A. F.Trait Perfectionism, Perfectionistic Self–Presentation, Attachment Styles, and Depression. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology Association, Toronto. (August 2009).
  40. Nepon, T. B., Flett, G. L., Besser, A., & Hewitt, P. L. (June 2009). Perfectionistic Self–Presentation and Perfectionism Cognitions in Silencing the Self. Paper to be presented at the Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montréal, Québec.
  41. Besser, A., & Priel, B. (July 2010). Dependency, Self–Criticism and Negative Affective Responses Following Imaginary Rejection and Failure Threats: Meaning–Making Processes as Moderators or Mediators. the 3rd International Congress on Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection to be held in Padua, Italy.
  42. Flett, L.G., Hewitt, P. L., & Besser, A. (May 30, 2010). Trait Perfectionism and Perfectionistic Self–Presentation in Postpartum Depression. APS.
  43. Besser, A., & Neria, Y. Predictors of Psychopathology among Civilians Exposed to 2009 Israel Gaza War. The XL Congress of the European Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT), October 7–10, 2010, Milan Italy.
  44. Neria, Y., Besser, A., & Westphal. M. (November 3–7, 2010). Mental Health Consequences of Exposure to War–Trauma: Longitudinal Relations between Perceived Social Support, Attachment Orientations, and Initial Emotional Responses. International Society for Traumatic Stress meeting. Symposium: Interpersonal/Social Processes in Trauma Adaptation: Theoretical Approaches Montreal, Canada.
  45. Besser, A., & Luyten, P. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life? Adult Attachment and the Interpersonal Regulation of Stress: The Mediating Role of Humor Styles. Presentation at ISSID, July 2011. London.
  46. Weinberg, M, Besser, A., & Neria, Y. "SelfEsteem Mediates the Association Between Dispositional Optimism and Anxiety Among Israeli Civilians Exposed to Missile Attacks" at the 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (2013-ISPP).
  47. Besser, A., Zeigler-Hill, V., Pincus, A. L., & Neria, Y. "Narcissists Under Fire:  A Study of Israeli Civilians Exposed to Missile Attacks" at the 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (2013-ISPP).
  48.  Besser, A., Weinberg, M., Zeigler-Hill, V., Pincus, A. L. Great Expectations Lead to Great Disappointments: Narcissism and Confirmation of Positive Affective Expectations for a Vacation. International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), 12-14 March 2015, Amsterdam.
  49. Weinberg, M., Besser, A., Ataria, Y., Neria, Y. Survivor-spousal dissociation and PTSD: Personal and dyad relationships of trauma survivors, spouses’ dissociation, and PTSD. The 36th Annual Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), Tel Aviv, Israel, June 30-July 2, 2015.
  50. Shultz JM, Helpman L, Araya R, Espinel Z, Verdeli H, Neria Y, Chaskel R, Besser A, Hernandez LJ, Gomez A. Trauma/Loss during Forced Migration and Psychological Symptom Elevations (Poster). Presented at: International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), 31st Annual Meeting, “Back to Basics: Integrating Clinical and Scientific Knowledge to Advance the Field of Trauma.” New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, LA, 5 November 2015.
  51. Besser, A., Morag, J., Zeigler-Hill, V., & Campbell, W. K. THE DARK TRIAD AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT PROCLIVITY. Presented at the  Psychological Applications Conference and Trends 2016 (InPACT 2016), Portugal.
  52. Besser, A., Weinberg, M., Zeigler-Hill, V., Ataria, Y., and Neria, Y. Benign Humor and Trauma-Related Psychopathology Among Survivors of Terror Attacks and Their Spouses The 6th International Congress on Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection will be held in Madrid, Spain from June 7th through 10th, 2016.
  53. Shultz JM, Verdeli H, Neria, Y, Helpman L, Araya R, Espinel Z, Besser, A, Andrade AC, Gomez A, Hernandez LJ, Chaskel R.OSITA: Outreach, Screening, and Intervention for Trauma for Internally Displaced Women Residing in Bogotá, Colombia. Presented at: GMH University Seminar, Global Mental Health Program, Columbia University, New York NY, 7 March 2016.
  54. Shultz JM, Espinel Z, Chaskel R, Araya R, Verdeli H, Neria Y, Helpman L, Besser A, Alhomaizi D, Cheng B, Gomez A, Hernandez LJ, Gesteira C, Salazar AS. Desplazamiento Forzado en Mujeres en Bogotá: Proyecto OSITA. Presented at: VI Congreso Medicina y Salud Mental de la Mujer “Nuevas áreas del Conocimiento: Innovación e Investigación”, Universidad CES, Medellín, Colombia, 23 April 2016.
  55. Shultz JM, Espinel Z, Araya R, Verdeli H, Neria Y, Helpman L, Besser A, Gomez A, Hernadez LJ, Chaskel R. Forced Displacement in Colombia: Trauma, Loss, and Psychopathology. Presented at: American Public Health Association: APHA 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo, Denver, CO, 31 October 2016. 
  56. Molnar, D. S., Flett, G. L., Hewitt, P. L., & Besser, A. (2016, May). Socially prescribed perfectionism and guilt in new mothers: A longitudinal investigation. Paper presented in session "The Costs and Consequences of Perfectionism AcrossLife Contexts: A Multidimensional Analysis, 29th annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston.
  57. Unger-Aviram, E., Zeigler-Hill, V., Barina, M., & Besser, A. Narcissists as Satisfied and Productive Team Members: The Moderating Role of Goal Orientation. The 23th IAMB Conference will be held in New Orleans, LA, USA on January 18-20, 2017.
  58. Besser, A., Zeigler-Hill, V., & Marcus, D., K.  The Roles of Personality Features and Perceived Threat in the Attitudes of Israelis Toward Peace with the Palestinians. The second biennial International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), 23-25 March 2017, Vienne, Austria.
  59. Besser, A., Zeigler-Hill, V., & Unger-Aviram., E. The Moderating Role of Team Level Goal Orientations on the Narcissism-Outcome Relationship in Self-Managed Teams. The 17th International Conference on Social Dilemmas, Taormina, June 20-23, 2017, Sicily
  60. Zeigler-Hill, V., Besser, A., Cronin, S., & Vrabel, J. K. Pathological personality traits and utilitarian moral judgments. European Conference on Personality 2018. University of Zadar. Juley, 17-21, 2018.

 



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