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פרופ' אבי בסר

פרופ' אבי בסר

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פרופ' אבי אבי בסר הוא פרופסור מן המניין לפסיכולוגיה וראש החוג להפרעות בתקשורת במכללה האקדמית הדסה. בין השנים 2013 ל- 2019 שימש סגן נשיא לעניינים אקדמיים במכללה האקדמית ספיר. פרופ' בסר למד מתואר ראשון ועד סיום הדוקטורט באוניברסיטת בן גוריון בנגב ואת פוסט הדוקטורט שלו ביצע באוניברסיטת יורק שבטורונטו, קנדה. במקביל למחקר והוראה באקדמיה, פרופ' בסר הוא פסיכולוג חינוכי מומחה. הוא בעל מוניטין ושם בינלאומי בתחום חקר האישיות ופרסם למעלה מ- 120 מאמרים אקדמיים בכתבי עת בבמות מכובדות ומובילות בתחומי הפסיכולוגיה והפסיכולוגיה של האישיות. כמו כן, כתב פרקים וספר ערוך בתחומים אלו. בנוסף שימש כעורך וחבר מערכת בכתבי עת מובילים בתחומו.

בין נושאי המחקר שלו: הקשר שבין מאפייני אישיות כגון-- נרקיסיסטיות, תלותיות, ביקורתיות עצמית, מוחצנות, נוירוטיות, פרפקציוניזם וכו' לבין משתנים הקשורים ביחסים בין אישיים, דיכאון, אובדנות, דיכאון לאחר לידה, הנאה מנופש, תגובות למצבי איום ביטחוני וכו'.

פרופ' בסר מתמקד בשנים האחרונות במחקר בתחום השלכות של תכונות אישיות כמשדרות סטאטוס והקשר שבין תכונות אלו לבין תפיסתם של אחרים את האדם המשדר את התכונה. כך למשל הוא חקר את הקשר שבין המראה של המלצר/מלצרית לבין הערכת תפקודו וגודל הטיפ שהושאר לו או למשל, ממש לאחרונה, חקר את הקשר שבין גמגום כמשדר סטאטוס לבין משיכה רומנטית והערכת הדימוי העצמי והאינטליגנציה שעושים רווקים צעירים שאינם מגמגמים כלפי אדם מגמגם מהמין הנגדי.

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דואר אלקטרוני:avibe@hac.ac.il

 

לתחומי המחקר העיקריים של פרופ' בסר יש נושא עקבי שהוא גורמי פגיעות אישיותיים. 

ראשית, הוא פרסם על הקשר שבין פגיעות אישיותית של ביקורת עצמית ותלותיות לבין המעבר לאימהות ולדיכאון שלאחר לידה. הוא הציג שאלות מחקר ומערכי מחקר חדשים, לתחום שהחל לאבד מומנטום. שנית, פרופ' בסר חקר באופן פעיל את הקשרים שבין גורמי פגיעות אישיותיים בהקשר של חשיפה ממושכת לטרור. לדוגמא, הוא בדק את הקשרים שבין חשיפה לטרור לבין תופעות כמו PTSD, התקשרות לא בטוחה, נרקיסיזם פתולוגי, סגנונות הומור, הערכה עצמית, אופטימיות, תקווה, אושר ואיכות חיים.

שנית, מחקריו האחרונים של בסר התמקדו בקשר שבין תכונות אישיות "אפלות" (למשל, "השלישייה האפלה", נקמנות, אנטיסוציאליות) לבין משתני תוצאה שונים כגון שיפוט מוסרי.

לבסוף, מחקריו של פרופ' בסר מתמקדים לאחרונה בתיאוריית השדר של הסטאטוס בהקשר זה הוא בדק כיצד אנחנו משדרים סטאטוס לסביבה שלנו, כיצד אחרים תופסים אותנו ואת התכונות השונות שלנו (דימויי עצמי, אישיות, אינטליגנציה וכו') רק על פי המראה הפיזי שלנו או הקול שלנו (גמגום). בכל מחקריו מעוניין פרופ' בסר להבין התנהגות אנושית, פסיכופתולוגיה, מוטיבציות ורגשות במצבים שונים במעבדה ובעיקר בחיים האמיתיים.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 1709–1723. DOI:10.1016/j.paid.2003.07.012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Waniel, 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

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

Lev–Wiesel, R., & Besser, A. (2006). Male Definitions of Sexual Assault: The Role of the Perpetrator's Gender. Individual Differences Research, 4, 46–50.

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

***[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

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.

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

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

Shackelford, T. K. & Besser, A. (2007). Predicting Attitudes toward Homosexuality: Insights from Personality Psychology. Individual Differences Research, 5, 106–114.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Shackelford, T. K., Besser, A., & Goetz, A. T. (2008). Personality, Marital Satisfaction, and Probability of Marital Infidelity. Individual Differences Research, 6, 13–25.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Scale—Junior Form. Psychological Assessment, 23, 125–142. DOI: 10.1037/a0021147

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Campos, C.R., Besser, Morgado. C., & Blatt, S. J. (2014). Self-criticism, Dependency, and Adolescents' Externalizing and Internalizing Problems. Clinical Psychologis, 18, 21-32.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Zeigler-Hill, V., Besser, A., Cronin, S., & Vrabel, J. K. (2018). Pathological personality traits and utilitarian moral judgments. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 37, 182-200. DOI: 10.1521/jscp.2018.37.3.182

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

Unger-Aviram, E., Zeigler-Hill, V., Barina, M. & Besser, A. (2018). Narcissism, collective efficacy, and satisfaction in self-managed teams: The moderating role of team goal orientation. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice,22, 172-186.

Zeigler-Hill, V., Besser, Y., & Besser, A. (in press). A negative halo effect for stuttering? The consequences of stuttering for romantic desirability are mediated by perceptions of personality traits, self-esteem, and intelligence. Self and Identity.