Dr. Yair Amichai-Hamburger    
 Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar    
 Dr. Gurit Birnbaum    
 Prof. Nathan A. Fox    
 Dr. Tal Katz-Navon    
 Dr. Varda Liberman    
 Dr. Yael Kaynan (Katelyn Y.A. McKenna)    
 Prof. Mario Mikulincer    
 Prof. Israel Orbach    
 Dr. Orit Tykocinski    
 Prof. Dan Zakay    
     
   

Dr. Yair Amichai-Hamburger
PhD, Oxford University, 1993
Dr. Amichai-Hamburger directs IDC Herzliya’s Bezeq International Research Center for Internet Psychology, which represents Israel in the international digital-divide project. He has taught at Israel’s top universities, served as a senior advisor to the Israel Ministry of Education, and is an award-winning author. Dr. Amichai-Hamburger cooperates with leading international scholars to conduct research on: personality, Internet use and well-being; virtual teams; and conflict management in organizations.

     
     
    Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar
PhD, Harvard University, 2004
Dr. Ben-Shahar is a psychologist and lecturer who taught “Positive Psychology,” the most popular course at Harvard University. Dr. Ben-Shahar consults and lectures around the world to executives in multinational corporations, the general public and at-risk populations on happiness, self-esteem, performance, perfectionism, resilience, goal setting, mindfulness and leadership. He is the author of Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment.

 

     
     
    Dr. Gurit Birnbaum
PhD, Bar-Ilan University, 1998
Dr. Birnbaum’s research focuses on the convoluted role sexuality plays in the broader context of close relationships. She frequently contributes to international academic journals. Dr. Birnbaum was a lecturer at Bar-llan University and the head of its Experimental Psychology Program as well as a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota.
     
   

Prof. Nathan A. Fox
PhD, Harvard University
Prof. Fox is the director of the Child Development Laboratory at the University of Maryland. His area of research interest is in social and emotional development of infants and young children and his work is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Prof. Fox was given the Distinguished Teacher Award from the University of Maryland in 2005.

    Dr. Tal Katz-Navon
PhD, Columbia University, 1999
Dr. Katz-Navon earned a PhD in organizational psychology at Columbia University and a MS degree in organizational psychology at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Her research addresses organizational climates and performance as well as the implementation of organizational behavior methods to improve quality, especially patient safety, in health care. Dr. Katz-Navon teaches classes on organizational behavior and teams.
     
     
    Dr. Varda Liberman
PhD, Tel Aviv University, 1985
Dr. Liberman is a deputy dean of the Arison School of Business and the director of Mathematical and Statistical Studies at IDC Herzliya. She has served as an associate researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at Stanford University. Her research focuses on probabilistic judgments and decision-making. Dr. Liberman is the author of a number of books and textbooks.
     
     
    Dr. Yael Kaynan (Katelyn Y.A. McKenna)
PhD, Ohio University, 2004
Dr. Kaynan is the academic director of the Communications Program at RRIS. She has taught and conducted research at New York University, the University of Konstanz, Germany, Ohio University and the University of Georgia. Dr. Keynan has lectured about social psychology, social cognition, relationship cognition, Internet communication and research methods.
     
     
    Prof. Mario Mikulincer
PhD, Bar-Ilan University, 1985
Prof. Mikulincer is a prolific author whose works include more than 240 scientific articles and three books. He was chairperson of Bar-Ilan University’s Psychology Department. Prof. Mikulincer received the 2004 E.M.E.T. Prize in Social Science and the 2006 Berscheid-Hatfield Award from the International Association for Relationship Research.
     
     
    Prof. Israel Orbach
PhD, Yeshiva University, 1972
Prof. Orbach is a practicing clinical psychologist and the author of numerous books and academic articles. He was a professor in Bar-Ilan University’s Psychology Department and a visiting professor at various universities around the world. His research focuses on: suicidal behavior in young children, adolescents and adults; unconscious processes; and psychotherapy.
     
     
    Dr. Orit Tykocinski
PhD, New York University, 1992
Dr. Tykocinski was the head of Psychology Studies at Ben-Gurion University where she received the outstanding lecturer award. She served as a visiting professor of the decision sciences area at INSEAD Fontainebleau and INSEAD Singapore. Her research focuses on defensive mechanisms in judgment and decision-making.
     
     
    Prof. Dan Zakay
PhD, Tel Aviv University, 1978
Prof. Zakay has been a visiting professor at MIT, the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Stockholm University. He was a faculty member at Tel Aviv University, where he headed the program in Cognitive Psychology and chaired the Psychology Department. Prof. Zakay has served on public committees and as the chairman of the Israeli Association of Organizational Development and the Israeli Psychological Association.