Prof. Ehud Bodner

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Ehud Bodner, Prof.

 

A. Personal Details

Marital status: Married + 3

Home address: 15 Hacabaim st. Ramat-Gan, 52275, Israel

Office number: 972-522241522

E-mail: ehud.bodner@biu.ac.il

 

B. Education

1987-1992: PhD, Bar-Ilan University (Psychology - cum laude).

Dissertation title:"Learned helplessness and the occurrence of depressive-like and paranoid-like responses: The role of attentional focus."

Supervisor: Prof. Mario Mikulincer.

1983-1986: MA, Tel Aviv University (Clinical Psychology- with distinction).

1980-1983: BA, Bar-Ilan University (Psychology and Criminology - with distinction).

 

C. Academic Positions and Activities

2012-today: Associate Professor: Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences (50%), Music Department (50%), Bar-Ilan University.

2008-2012: Senior Lecturer: Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences (50%), Music Department (50%), Bar-Ilan University.

2001-2008: Lecturer: Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences (50%), Music Department (50%).

2000-2001: Instructor: Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences (50%), Music Department (50%). nterdisciplinary Social Sciences Department and the Social Work department: Teaching (An outside teacher by hours). Bar-Ilan University and Ashkellon's College.

1994-1999: Teaching of the psychology courses at the Music Department; Bar-Ilan University (voluntarily with no nomination, due to  being a career officer in the IDF).

 

D. Administrative Positions

1997-2000: A Member of the Helsinki committee of the Medical Corps.

1997-2000: Head of Control and Clinical Research Branch - Mental Health Dept Medical Corps - I.D.F.

1993-1996: Chief of the Mental Health Clinic of the Intelligence force.

1991-1992: Chief of Medical Psychology Unit in Medical Specialists Center in Sarafend.

1989-1991: Senior Mental Health officer of Division.

 

E. Proffesional Postions

1999-2016: Examiner (by the Ministry of Heath) in the examination for license in clinical psychology.

1999-2007: Examiner (by the Ministry of Heath) in the examination for license in practicing Hypnosis.

2003: Licensed (by the Ministry of Health) as a specialist in Medical Psychology.

2003: Licensed (by the Ministry of Health) for clinical supervion in Medical Psychology.

1999: Licensed (by the Ministry of Health) for Scientific instruction of Hypnosis.

1994: Licensed (by the Ministry of Health) for clinical supervion in Psychodiagnosis and in Psychotherapy.

1993: Licensed (by the Ministry of Heath) for practicing Hypnosis.

1989: Specialist in Clinical Psychology.

 

F. Scholarships and Awards

1987: A scholarship for PhD students; Bar-Ilan University.

1985: The M. Fooler Grant for excelling graduate students and a scholarship for MA students; Tel-Aviv University.

1983: The Dean of the Social Sciences Faculty award for achievements in the range of the upper 3 percent of the students in the Psychology Department; Bar-Ilan University.

1982: The Dean of the Social Sciences Faculty award for achievements in the range of the upper 3 percent of the students in the Psychology Department; Bar-Ilan University.

 

G. Research Grants

2016: A grant from the "Ministry of Science, Technology and Space" for the study of "Subjective שge and subjective nearness to death: Their utility in predicting rehabilitation after stroke and osteoporotic fractures" (375,582 NIS). (Other PI: Dr. Amit Shrira, Dr. Yuval Palgi, Dr. Oleg Zaslavsky, Dr. Neomi Heyman)

2012: A grant from the "Israel national institute for health policy research" for the study of "The attitudes of psychiatric hospital managers and workers toward hospitalization and treatment of patients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)" (130,000 NIS). (Other PI: Prof. Iulian Iancu; Mrs. Sara Cohen-Fridel)

1999: A grant from the "Israel National Institute for the study of Medical services and Medical Policy" for the study of "The relationship between type of insurance, time period and length of stay in psychiatric hospitals" (50,000 NIS).  

 

H. Ad Hoc Reviewer

Aging and Mental Health

Archives of Gerontology

Archives of Suicide Research

Death Studies

Depression and Anxiety

European Journal of Ageing

International Journal of Arts and Humanities

International Journal of Psychology

International Perspectives in Psychology

International Psychogeriatrics

International Perspectives in Psychology

Israeli Journal of Psychiatry

 Journal of Affective Disorders

Journal of Happiness Studies

Journal of Affective Disorders

Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences

Personality and Individual Differences

 Psychiatric Research

Psychology of Music

Stigma and Health

 

גרונטולוגיה

חברה ורווחה

United States – Israel Binational Science Foundation

Israel Science Foundation

The Israel national institute for health policy research

A member in the Editorial Board of International Scholarly Research Network Geriatrics (ISRN)

 

I. Research Interests

1. Gerontology & Life Span Psychology (Ageism, Attachment, Death and Age Perceptions).,

2. Psychology of music (social psychology of music, music and emotions)

3. Psychopathology (a cognitive perspective)

4. Suicide

 

J. Additinal Information

1. Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Department

2001-2008 A team member and the chairman of the studying program committee.

2006-2008 A team member and the chairman of the quality assurance committee.

2010-2015 A team member and the chairman of the department's ethical board.

2. Music Department

2006-2015 The chairmen of the "Krol" and the "Omer" scholarships

2009-now A team member of the Department's management committee.

2015-now A team member of the Department's advanced study committee.

3. Organization of Scientific Conferences: A team member of the conferences of the Israeli

A study day, organized with my colleagues (Amit Shrira and Moshe Bensimon) "An intergenerational transmission of the Holocaust: psychological, biological and therapeutic perspectives"in Bar Ilan on 1/5/16.

A member of the scientific committee of the congress "CBT: A read to hope and compassion for people in conflict" (2015). The 45th Annual EABCT Congress in Jerusalem, Israel.

Association of Cognitive and Behavioral therapy (2009-2012). The organizer of the 2013 and the coming 2014 conferences.

A study day, organized with my colleague (Amit Shrira) "An interdisciplinary view on aging" in Bar Ilan on 17/3/13.

 

K. Supervision of Graduate Students

1. M.A. Students:

1.1 In the past:

Tal-Or Hana: Is there  "A good enough" repetition in music therapy? (2008)

Fredkin Dafna: " Characteristics of the oriental "tearful songs"("Shirey dikaon") and the role they play among adolescents." (2009)

Michal Elkaim: "The effect of music on the recovery from supra-maximal exercise".(2009)

Aharoni Ronit: "Does listening to vocal improvisations promote recognition of emotions in human voice among patients suffering from social phobia?" (2010)

Edna Neuman: "Mutual perceptions and attitudes of teachers and music therapists towards music therapy as a profession in mainstream education schools." (2011)

Einat Assa-Polansky: Perceptions of Music therapist of emotions in musical improvisation as predicting successful therapy – A comparative study. (2012)

Erez Gorelov: The intergenerational family: ageist perceptions among immigrants from the former USSR and Israeli born. (2012)

Yochai Z. Shavit: The relationship between emotional complexity and emotion recognition among older and younger adults (co-supervision with Dr. Yuval Palgi) (2016)

Naomi Levi: The sounds of music talk: An encounter between aging parents and their grown up children through autobiographical music (2015)

1.2 Being supervised today:

Yael Almong-Bendory: Rhythmical activation with older adults and its impact on self-perceptions: A Community music therapy model perspective.

2. Ph. D Students

2.1 In the past:

Michal Yanko: The effect of a comprehensive musical program on basic psychological needs of young elementary school children (2015)

Maya Marom: Musical aspects of echolalia: A theoretical examination and implementation to music therapy." (supervised with Dr. Avi Gilboa) (2016).

2.2 Being supervised today:

Anna Goldbart: Emotional complexity and coping with pain and stress (co-supervision with Prof. Amit Shrira).

Michal Halperin Ben-Zvi: Social networks and the incorporation of others in the self as a function of age and subjective distance to death – A cross-cultural comparison (co-supervision with Prof. Amit Shrira).

Yaffa Hayosh: The relation of successful aging to meaning in time perspective, change producing memories and personal characteristics, in the second half of life (co-supervision with Dr. Yuval Palgi).

Nadav Levy: The Effect of Validation and problem solving interventions on Distress, emotion regulation and suicidal behavior reported by patients with Borderline personality disorder (co-supervision with Prof. Eshkol Rafaeli).

Michal Tzur Dachoch: Music therapy based mindfulness and cognitive treatment for patients with remitted depression.

Roni Shifriss: The role of music listening in emotion regulation through the life cycle (co-supervision with Dr. Yuval Palgi).

Susanna Cohen: Music performance anxiety and optimal musical performance among professional musicians.

3. Post Doctoral Students

Yoval Palgi, The faculty of Social welfare and Health Studies. Haifa University. (from 2.10 to 2.11).

 

L. Academic Profile 

During my career as a researcher, I have been interested in several areas, all of which pertain to the well-being of clinical and non-clinical populations. In the recent years, however, I have focused on the prosperity and subjective well-being of older adults, and concentrated on two main topics, in which I try to combine my extensive experience as a clinical psychologist, my interest in music therapy, and above all, my curiosity regarding the social and psychological aspects of aging. So far, I have published 85 papers in peer-reviewed journals and seven book chapters. Thirty-eight papers and one chapter were published since my appointment as an associate professor at Bar-Ilan University. Seven more manuscripts are currently under review. Following is a brief description of my academic work.

One area of research concerns connections and relationships between ageist perceptions, anxieties regarding aging and death, and both younger and older adults' self-perceptions. For example, previous studies have not examined the effect of older adults' self-perceptions on rehabilitation from age-related incapacities. Accordingly, I submitted a grant proposal which aimed to examine the effect of positive and negative self-perceptions of aging, age and death (e.g., subjective age, meaning in life, positive and negative affect, nearness-to-death, aging and death anxieties), on the rehabilitation of older patients following stroke and osteoporotic fractures. This idea aimed at extrapolating my previous findings that age-related limitations may block compassion and yield negative attitudes toward older adults (Bergman & Bodner, 2015). The grant proposal (nearly $100,000) was accepted, and is financed by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space.

This line of inquiry is also demonstrated in other works I initiated or was involved with, demonstrating the importance of perceptions of aging to the individual's wellbeing in old age. For example, I have examined the connection between age perceptions and a myriad of mental health aspects, such as psychological wellbeing (Shrira, Bodner, & Palgi, 2014), affect complexity (Bodner, Shrira, Bergman, & Cohen-Fridel, 2015), and positivity ratio and flourishing, (Shrira, Bodner, & Palgi, 2016). I have also examined broader social aspects, such as family status and education (Ayalon, Doron, Bodner, & Inbar, 2014), or the positive effect of leisure activities on cognitive functioning in old age (Lifshitz-Vahav, Shrira, & Bodner, in press).

An additional aspect of my research concerning aging and older adults relates to anxieties regarding the final stages of life. Here, I delineated the differences between aging and death anxieties (Bodner, Shrira, Bergman, Cohen-Fridel, & Grossman, 2015), demonstrated the mediating role of death anxiety in the relationship between attachment styles and ageism (Bodner & Cohen-Fridel, 2014), and showed the differential contribution of aging and death anxieties to ageism and to mental distress, as well as the moderating role of affect complexity in these relations, and its relevance to nearness-to-death (Bodner, Shrira, Bergman, & Cohen-Fridel, 2015; Shrira, Bodner, & Palgi, 2014). Additionally, I focused on two subjective measures of age and death. First, I explored a novel variable, subjective nearness to death, and found that the perception of nearness-to-death has a moderating role in the relationship between loneliness and mental distress (Bodner & Bergman, 2016). Moreover, I took part in research endeavors which found that this subjective perception predicts mental distress, even after controlling chronological and subjective (felt) age (Shrira, Bodner, & Palgi, 2014). Second, I participated in studies examining the effects of subjective age as a moderator in the relationship between exposure to trauma (e.g., various sorts of traumatic events) and physical impairment in old age (Shrira, Palgi, Bodner, & Shmotkin, in press). The latter study, as well as other studies (Shrira, Hoffman, & Bodner, 2014) hint at mechanisms which may exacerbate and mitigate the effect of traumatic events.

As I am also a faculty member in the Department of Music, a substantial part of my research focuses on the psychological aspects of music along the lifespan. In this regard, I have published, together with my graduate student, a study which demonstrated that the preference for music judged to contain positive emotions increases in old age (Shiffris, Bodner, & Palgi, 2015). In addition, focusing on positive emotions in therapy as part of training is an unstudied area, and consequently I have showed with another student of mine, a clear tendency among music therapists (as well as other health practitioners) to focus on the negative emotions of their patients, rather than on positive emotions (Bodner, & Assa Polansky, in press). As for the regulation of negative emotions, I have shown that even though "problem music" (i.e., musical genres considered provocative and unpleasant, such as hard rock and heavy metal) is associated with populations suffering from social difficulties, it has a positive potential in regulating negative emotions among younger adults (Bodner & Bensimon, 2015). Moreover, I found that problem music decreases affect complexity among individuals who are not partial to this kind of music (Bodner & Bensimon, in press).

It may also be worthwhile to mention that currently, two publications stemmed from a research grant ($34,000) I received three years ago. In these studies I have attempted to examine how health care providers react toward a group of suicidal and difficult to treat patients, i.e., borderline personality disorder patients (BPD). Nurses in particular, but also psychiatrists, demonstrated more negative attitudes toward these patients. This finding yielded pragmatic implications for the training of nurses who work with BPD patients (Bodner et al., 2015). In another study, which combined my interest in death anxiety with the study of attitudes of health care providers toward BPD patients, I found that psychiatrists' fear of death predicts negative affective attitudes toward borderline personality disorder patients (Bodner, Shrira, Hermesh, Ben-Ezra, & Iancu, 2015).

I intend to continue the collaborative work already established with leading gerontologists around the world, within the scope of each of my research endeavors. My continuous research effort will also include intensive education of graduate students, the co-authoring of papers for high-impact journals, the submission of additional grant proposals for international funds, and organization of study days and conferences.

 

Publications

A. List of Publications

 

1. Chapters in Books

1. Iancu, I., Bodner, E. (2008). Smoking and suicide: another concern in women's mental health. In M. K. Wesley & I. A. Sternbach (Eds.), Smoking and women's health research (pp. 199-215). NY: Nova Science Publishers.

2. Bodner, E., & Iancu, I. (2008). An integrative perspective over dissociation and eating disorders in women. In J. N. Fuchs (Ed.), Eating Disorders in Adult Women. (pp. 95-112). NY: Nova Science Publishers.

3. Bodner, E. (2008). Solider Suicide: A Victimological Perspective. In N. Ronel, K. Jaishankar, & M. Bensimon (Eds.), Trends and Issues in Victimology (pp. 264-282) Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

4. Bodner, E. (2013). Ageist attitudes among younger adults in Israel. In I. Doron (Ed.) Ageism in Israel, The Vanleer Jerusalem Institute. (Heb).

5. Fradkin, D. & Bodner, E. (2012). Characteristics of the Oriental "tearful songs"("Shirey dikaon") and the role they play among adolescents. In D. Amir & C. Elefant (Ed.) Will You Hear my voice: Innovative Studies in Music Therapy. Kiryat Bialik: Ach Press. (Heb).

6. Bodner, E. (2015). The utilization of hypnosis, relaxation and mindfulness meditation in the treatment of older adults. In D. Prilutzky, & M. Cohen (Eds.), Practical Gerontology: A Professional Overview of Working with Older Adults, (pp. 77-106). Eshel Publication. (Heb).

7. Bodner, E. (in press). Cross cultural differences in Ageism. In T. Nelson (Ed.), Ageism, 2nd edition. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

 

2. Articles in Refereed Journals/Periodicals

  1. Bodner, E. & Barak, Y. (1995). Letter to the editor: "Visual perception in schizophrenic patients", European Psychiatry, 10, 320.
  2. Barak, Y., Bodner, E., Achiron, A., Ring, A. & Stier, S. (1997). Perceptual conformity in schizophrenic patients: A comparative study with healthy controls, Psychologia, 5, 161-166. (Hebrew Publication).
  3. Bodner, E. & Mikulincer, M. (1998). Learned helplessness and the occurrence of depressive-like and paranoid-like responses: The role of attentional focus, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74, 1010-1023.
  4. Barak, Y., Kimhi, R., Bodner, E. & Achiron, E. (1998). Treatment of depression in patients with Multiple – Sclerosis. The Neurologist, 4, 99-104.
  5. Barak, Y., Lampel, Y., Bodner E., & Sarova – Pinchas, I. (1999) Perception of body esteem following stroke. Journal of Neurologic Rehabilitation, 13, 1-3.
  6. Mark, M., Abramowitz, M.Z., Intrator, O., Bodner, E., Shklar, R., Knobler, H. Y. (1999). Quality assurance in the mental health department in the I.D.F. Harefuah, 13(5), 349-352.
  7. Barak, Y., Bodner, E., & Klayman, N. (2000). Anxiety among Israeli soldiers during the Gulf- War: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 275, 1-4.
  8. Kaplan, Z. Iancu, I. & Bodner, E. (2001). A review of psychological debriefing after extreme stress, Psychiatric Services, 52, 824-827.
  9. Barak, Y., Bodner, E.  Zemishlani, H. & Mirecki, I. M. (2001). Donepezil for the treatment of behavioral disturbances in Alzheimer's disease: a 6-months open trial. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 33, 237-241.
  10. Weiser, M., Reichenberg, A., Rabinowitz, J., Kaplan, Z., Mark, M., Bodner, E., Nahon, D., & Davidson, M. (2001). Association between nonpsychotic psychiatric diagnoses in adolescent males and subsequent onset of schizophrenia, Archives of General Psychiatry, 58, 959-964.
  11. Kaplan, Z., Weiser, M. Reichenberg, A., Rabinowitz, J., Caspi, A., Bodner, E., & Zohar J. (2002). Motivation to serve in the military influences vulnerability to future PTSD, Psychiatry Research, 109, 45-49.
  12. Bodner, E., Ben-Artzi. E., & Kaplan, Z.  (2006). Soldiers who kill themselves: The contribution of dispositional and situational factors. Archives of Suicide Research, 10, 29-43.
  13. Bodner, E., & Gilboa, A. (2006). Emotional communicability in music therapy: Different instruments for different emotions? Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 15, 3-16.
  14. Gilboa, A., Bodner, E., & Amir, D. (2006). Emotional communicability in improvised music: the case of music therapists, Journal of Music Therapy, 43, 198-225.
  15. Bodner, E., Gilboa, A., & Amir, D. (2007). The unexpected side-effects of dissonance. Psychology of Music, 35, 286-305.
  16. Bodner, E., & Iancu, I., Gilboa, A., Sarel, A., Mazor, A., & Amir, D. (2007). Finding words for emotions: The reactions of patients with major depression disorder towards various musical excerpts. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 34, 142-150.
  17. Iancu, I., Bodner, E., Sarel, A., Einat, H. (2007). Changes in mental health support level policy and their influence on self-injurious behaviors in the Israeli military prison system, The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 52, 591-597.
  18. Orbach, E., Gilboa-Schechtman, E., Ofek, H., Lubin, G., Mark, M., Bodner, E., Cohen, D., & King, R. (2007). A chronological perspective on suicide: The last days of life. Death Studies, 31, 909-932.
  19. Bodner, E., Iancu, I., Sarel, A., & Einat, H. (2007). Effort to support special-needs soldiers serving in the Israeli defense forces. Psychiatric Services, 58, 1396-1398.
  20. Bodner, E., & Einat, H. (2008). Special needs soldiers in Israel: Another view -Bodner's and Einat's Reply. Psychiatric Services, 59, 329-330.
  21. Bodner, E., & Lazar, A. (2008). Ageism in Israeli students: structure and demographic influences. International Psychogeriatrics, 20, 1-13.
  22. Bodner, E., & Bensimon, M. (2008). After the curtain falls: on the post-performance adjustment of solo singers. Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 23, 172-177.
  23. Gilboa, A., & Bodner, E. (2009). What are your thoughts when the national anthem is playing? An empirical exploration. Psychology of Music, 37, 459-484.
  24. Mazeh, D., Bodner, E., Swartz, M., Weizman, R., Delayahu, Y., Abramov, S., Cholostoy, A., Martin, T., & Barak, Y. (2009). Comorbid social phobia in schizophrenia: An analysis in differing subgroups of patients. The International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 55, 198-202.
  25. Bodner, E., & Gilboa, A. (2009). On the power of music to affect intergroup relations. Musicae ScientiaeJournal of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music13, 85-115.
  26. Bodner, E. (2009). On the origins of ageism among older and younger adults: A review. International Psychogeriatrics, 21, 1003-1014.
  27. Bodner, E., Iancu, I., Sarel, A., & Gilath, O. (2010). The relationship between type of insurance, time period and length of stay in psychiatric hospitals: The Israeli case. Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences47, 284-291.
  28. Iancu, I., Bodner, E., Roitman, S., Sapir, A. P., Poreh, A., &  Kotler M. (2010). Impulsivity, aggression and suicide risk among male schizophrenia. Psychopathology, 43, 223-229.
  29. Bodner, E., & Cohen-Fridel, S. (2010). Relations between attachment styles, ageism and quality of life in late life. International Psychogeriatrics, 22, 1353-1362.
  30. Iancu, I., Tschernihovsky, E., Bodner, E., Sapir-Piconne, A., & Lowengrub, K. (2010). Escitalopram in the treatment of negative symptoms in patients with chronic schizophrenia: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Psychiatry Research, 179, 19-23.
  31. Bodner, E., & Cohen-Fridel, S., & Iancu, I. (2011). Staff Attitudes towards patients with borderline personality disorder. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 52, 548-555.
  32. 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. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 1294-1299.
  33. Bensimon, M., & Bodner, E. (2011). Playing with fire: The impact of football game chanting on level of aggression, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 2421-2433.
  34. Bodner, E., & Cohen-Fridel, S., & Yaretzky, A. (2011). Sheltered housing or community dwelling: Quality of life and ageism among elderly people. International Psychogeriatrics23, 1197-1204.
  35. Bodner, E. (2011). The origins of ageism among younger and older adults. Gerontology, 38, 19-40. (Heb).
  36. Doron, I., Ayalon, L., Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Bodner, E., Koren, C., Golander, H., Hazan, H., Alon, S., Brodsy, J., & Goldberg, A. (2011). Ageism in Israel and Europe: Preliminary findings from the European Social Survey (ESS). Gerontology, 38, 73-92. (Heb).
  37. Eliakim, M., Bodner, E., Eliakim, A., & Meckel, Y. (2012). Effect of motivational music on lactate levels during recovery from intense exercise. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 26, 80-86.
  38. Bodner, E., & Bergman, Y.S., & Cohen-Fridel, S. (2012). Different dimensions of ageist attitudes among men and women: A multi-generational perspective. International Psychogeriatrics, 24, 895-901.
  39. Fässberg M.M., Van Orden, K., Duberstein, P., Erlangsen, A. Lapierre, S., Bodner, E., Canetto, S.S., De Leo, D., Szanto, K., & Wærn, M. (2012). A systematic review of social factors and suicidal behavior in older adulthood.  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 9, 722-745.
  40. Bensimon, M., & Bodner, E. (2012). Does the age of offenders and victims in crime scenarios affect perceptions of crime seriousness and punitiveness among students? Violence and Victims, 27, 344-359.
  41. Eliakim, M., Bodner, E., Meckel, Y., Eliakim, A., & Nemet, D. (2012). Effect of rhythm on the recovery from intense exercise. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 27, 1019-1024.
  42. Bodner, E., Aharoni, R., & Iancu, I. (2012). The effect of training with music on happiness recognition in Social Anxiety Disorder. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment34, 458-466.
  43. Iancu, I., Bodner, E., & Ram E. (2012). Social anxiety and perfectionism among Jewish and Arab students: a comparative study. European Psychiatry, 27, p. 428.
  44. Bodner, E., Palgi, Y., & Kaveh, D. (2012). Does the relationships between affect complexity and self-esteem change in the young-old and old-old? Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 68, 665-673.
  45. Bergman, Y.S., Bodner, E., & Cohen-Fridel, S. (2013). Cross-cultural ageism: Ageism and attitudes toward aging among Jews and Arabs in Israel International Psychogeriatrics, 25, 6-15.
  46. Bodner, E., & Fradkin, D. (2013). Tearful oriental songs and the role they play among adolescents. Psychology of Music, 41, 329-349.
  47. Bodner, E., & Iancu, I. (2013). Recalling the threat: Dental anxiety in patients waiting for dental surgery. Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 50, 61-67.
  48. Amir, D., & Bodner, E. (2013). Music therapy students' reflections on their participation in a music therapy group. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 22, 243-273.
  49. Bodner, E., & Cohen-Fridel, S. (2014). The paths leading from attachment to ageism. Death Studies, 38, 423-429.
  50. Ayalon, L., Doron, I., Bodner, E., & Inbar, N. (2014). Macro-and micro-level predictors of age categorization: results from the European Social Survey. European Journal of Ageing, 11, 5-18.
  51. Bodner, E., Bergman, Y. S., & Cohen-Fridel, S. (2014). Do attachment styles affect the presence and search for meaning in life? Journal of Happiness Studies, 15, 1041-1059.
  52. Bodner, E. (2014). Emotion recognition in improvised music: The case of the multicultural Israeli society. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45, 618-627.
  53. 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 & Mental Health, 18, 1066-1070.
  54. Shrira, A., Bodner, E., & Palgi, Y. (2014). Emotional complexity and its effect on psychological distress as a function of chronological age and subjective distance-to-death. Aging & Mental Health, 19, 1056-1062.
  55. 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.
  56. Shifriss, R., Bodner, E., & Palgi, Y. (2015).When you're down and troubled: Views on the regulatory power of music. Psychology of Music, 43, 793-807.
  57. Bodner, E., & Bensimon, M. (2015). Problem music and its different shades over its fans. Psychology of Music, 43, 641-660.
  58. Iancu, I., Bodner, E., Joubran, S., Ben Zion, I., & Ram, E. (2015). Why not the best? Social anxiety symptoms and perfectionism among Israeli Jews and Arabs: A comparative study. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 59, 33-44.
  59. Iancu, I., Bodner, E., & Ben Zion, I. (2015). Self-esteem, dependency, self-efficacy and self-criticism in Social Anxiety Disorder. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 58, 165-171.
  60. Iancu, I., Bodner, E., Lupinsky, Y., & Barenboim, D. (2015). Negative and positive automatic thoughts in social anxiety disorder. Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 52, 129-135.
  61. Bodner, E., Cohen-Fridel, S., Mashiah, M., Segal, M., Grinshpoon, A., Fischel, A., & Iancu, I. (2015). The attitudes of psychiatric hospital staff toward hospitalization and treatment of patients with borderline personality disorder. Bio Medical Clinical Psychiatry (BMC Psychiatry), 15, 1-12.
  62. Bergman, Y.S., & Bodner, E. (2015). Ageist attitudes block young adults' ability for compassion toward incapacitated older adults. International Psychogeriatrics, 27, 151-1550.
  63. Bodner, E., Shrira, A., Bergman, Y.S., & Cohen-Fridel, S. (2015). Anxieties about aging and death and psychological distress: The protective role of emotional complexity. Journal of Personality and Individual Differences, 83, 91-96.
  64. Bodner, E., Shrira, A., Bergman, Y.S., & Cohen-Fridel, S., & Grossman, E. S. (2015). The interaction between aging and death anxieties predicts ageism. Journal of Personality and Individual Differences 86, 15-19.
  65. 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 Research228, 963-965.
  66. Iancu, I., Bodner, E., & Kotler, M. (2015). Attrition in mental health clinics in Israel: Rates, characteristics and directions for progress. European Psychiatry30, Supplement 1, 28-31.
  67. Shrira, A., Bodner, E., Palgi, Y. (2016). Positivity ratio of flourishing individuals: Examining the moderator effects of methodological variations and chronological age. Journal of Positive Psychology, 11, 109-123.
  68. Bodner, E., & Bergman, Y.S. (2016). Loneliness and depressive symptoms among older adults: the moderating role of subjective life expectancy. Psychiatry Research, 237, 78-82.
  69. Ayalon, L., Palgi, Y., Avidor, S., & Bodner, E. (2016). Accelerated increase and decrease in subjective age as a function of changes in loneliness and objective social indicators over a four-year period: Results from the Health and Retirement Study. Aging & Mental Health, 7, 743-751.
  70. 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.
  71. Bodner, E., & Bensimon, M. (accepted for publication). The impact of disfavoured music on affect complexity in young adults. Psychology of Music.
  72. Bodner, E., & Assa Polansky, E. (in press). The attitudes of music therapy students and professionals regarding the emotional valence of improvisations in music therapy. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy.
  73. Hoffman, Y., Cohen-Fridel, S., Bodner, E., Grossman, E., & Shrira, A. (2016). Confidence in the “Iron Dome” Missile Defense System Combined With a Sense of Resilience Reduced the Effect of Exposure on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms After Missile Attacks. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 77(3), 407-408.
  74. Lifshitz, H. V., Shrira, A., & Bodner, E. (in press). The reciprocal relationship between participation in leisure activities and cognitive functioning: The moderating effect of literacy level. Aging & Mental Health.
  75. Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Bodner, E., & Shmotkin, D. (in press). A differentiated outlook on lifetime adversity experienced by Israeli older adults: Which category of adversity accelerates physical impairment? European Journal of Ageing.
  76. Avidor, S., Ayalon, L., Palgi, Y., & Bodner, E. (in press). Longitudinal associations between perceived age discrimination and subjective well-being: Variations by age and subjective life expectancy. Aging & Mental Health.
  77. Bodner, E., & Bergman, Y. (in press). The power of national music in reducing prejudice and enhancing theory of mind among Jews and Arabs in Israel. Psychology of Music.
  78. Shrira, A., Shmotkin, D., Palgi, Y. Hoffman, Y., Bodner, E., Ben-Ezra, M., & Litwin, H. (in press). Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder among older adults exposed to ongoing and intense periodic missile attacks: A differentiated outlook. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes.
  79. Bodner, E., Ayalon, L., Sharon, A., & Palgi, Y. (in press). Accelerated and relative decrease in subjective age as a function of perceptions of aging over a four-year period: Results from the Health and Retirement Study. European Journal of Aging.
  80. Bensimon, M., Bodner, E., & Shrira, A. (in press). The emotional impact of national music on young and older adults with posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, Aging and Mental Health.
  81. Grossman, E. S., Hoffman, Y., Bodner, E., Palgi, Y., Gottlieb, M., Mesika, O, Ben-Ezra, M., & Shrira, A. (in press). Psychological effects following the Iran nuclear deal: Iranian nuclear threat salience moderates the relationship between PTSD symptoms and sleep problems. Psychiatry Research.
  82. Grossman, E. S., Shrira, A., & Bodner, E. (in press). Enduring sleep disturbance predict health problems: a 6-year follow-up of the Survey of Health and Retirement in Europe. Aging and Mental Health.
  83. Hoffman, Y., Shrira, A., Cohen-Fridel, S., Grossman, E., Bodner, E. (in press). 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.
  84. Hoffman, Y., Shrira, A., Cohen-Fridel, S., Grossman, S. E., & Bodner, E. (in press). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms as a Function of the Interactive Effect of Subjective Age and Subjective Nearness to Death. Personality and Individual Differences.
  85. Palgi, Y., Ayalon, L., Avidor, S., & Bodner, E. (in press). Change in positive and negative affect as predictors of change in felt age: Results from the Health and Retirement Study. Journal of Positive Psychology.

3. Papers Presented at Scientific Conferences

  1. Bodner, E. Personal Learned Helplessness and the Formation of Paranoid-like and Depressive-like Reactions: The role of Attentional - Focus. Paper presented at the
    Israel Psychological association Congress, Ramat-Gan, Israel, October, 1993. (Hebrew presentation).
  2. Bodner, E. A Model for the Etiology and the treatment of Physical complaints with major emotional factor. Paper presented at the Israel Psychological association Congress, Ramat-Gan, Israel, October, 1993. (Hebrew presentation).
  3. Bodner E., Barak, Y., Klayman, N., Ring A., &  Elizur, Anxiety reactions among Israeli soldiers during the Gulf War. Paper presented at the Israel Psychological association Congress, Beer-Sheva, Israel, October, 1995. (Hebrew presentation).
  4. Bodner, E. & Drori, A. The military parade situation in the school base as a mean for systematic diagnosis of the unit. Paper presented at the Israel Psychological association Congress, Beer-Sheva, Israel, October, 1995. (Hebrew presentation).
  5. Bodner, E., Barak, Y., Achiron, A., Ring, A. & Stier, S. Perceptual Conformity in Schizophrenic patients: A comparative study with normal controls. Paper presented at the Israel Psychological association Congress, Beer-Sheva, Israel, October, 1995. (Hebrew presentation).
  6. Bodner, E., Einat, H., & Mark, M. Suicide Rates in "Special need Soldiers in the Israeli Defense Forces: a 9 - Years Survey". Paper presented at the International Seminar "Violence and Adolescence". Jerusalem, Israel, November, 1999. (English presentation).
  7. Mark, M., Bodner, E., Einat, H., Eladad, A., & Shemer. J. Changes in mental health support level policy and their influence on self-injurious behaviors in the Israeli military prison system. Paper presented at the International Seminar "Violence and Adolescence". Jerusalem, Israel, November 1999 (English presentation).
  8. M Weiser, M., Reichenberg, A., Kaplan, Z., Bodner, E., Rabinowitz, Y., Mark, M., Nahon, D., Davidson, M. (1999). Non-psychotic Psychiatric Diagnoses in Adolescence as Risk Factors for Schizophrenia: A Follow-up Study.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of American Congress of Neuro-psychophermacology, Acapulco, Mexico. (English presentation).
  9. Gillath, O., Bodner, E., Mark M., & Kaplan Z. The influence of a supplier-insurer contract on patterns of psychiatric hospitalizations and on their scope. Paper presented at the Israel Psychiatric association Congress, Jerusalem, Israel, April, 2000. (English presentation).
  10. Bodner, E., Zohar, Y., Shaklar, R., Mikulincer, M., Zinger, Y., Gilath, O. Kaplan, Z. & Solomon, Z. PTSD victims of the Lebanese war: An eighteen years follow-up. Paper presented at the Israel Psychiatric association Congress, Jerusalem, Israel, April, 2000. (English presentation).
  11. Bodner, E., Gilat, O., Doron, M., Ashkenzi, M., & Kaplan, Z. A case of psychotic and PTSD symptoms developed during a rescue mission – the question of two different diagnosis. Paper presented at the Israel Psychological association Congress, Haifa, Israel, June, 2000. (Hebrew presentation).
  12. Bodner, E., Ben-Arzi, A., Einat, H. Gilat, O., & Kaplan, Z. The mental classification during the reception phase to the military prison. Paper presented at the Israel Psychological association Congress, Haifa, Israel, June, 2000. (Hebrew presentation).
  13. Bodner, E., Gilat, O., Doron, M., Ashkenzi, M., & Kaplan, Z. A comparative study of the effect of traumatic event on members of rescue team for the victims of the Turkey’s Erthquake. Paper presented at the Israel Psychological association Congress, Haifa, Israel, June, 2000. (Hebrew presentation).
  14. Bodner, E. Mikulincer, M. Izak, R., Mark, M. & Kaplan, Z. The relationship between soldiers and their direct commanders and their implications on the health and level of functioning of the soldier. Paper presented at the Israel Psychological association Congress, Haifa, Israel, June, 2000. (Hebrew presentation).
  15. Bodner, E. The invasion of Normandy - using the principles of suggestion as a way to understand the deception plan. Paper presented at the 1515 International Congress of Hypnosis. Munich (October 2000).
  16. Bodner, E. Leaning and e-learning in a large course at Bar-Ilan University. Paper presented at the Meital Conference. Tel-Aviv (February, 2004). (Hebrew presentation).
  17. Bodner, E., Mazor, A., Gilboa, A., & Amir, D. Putting the Sad Affect of Music into Words as a Way to Communicate with the Depressive Patient. Paper presented at the 6 th European Music Therapy Congress. Jyväskylä, Finland (June, 2004).
  18. Bodner, E., Shevach, O., Lukovetsky E., Avni1, Y., & Ron, Y. Psychopathology and Quality of Life Among Patients With Chronic Idiopathic Constipation: a Comparison to Healthy Controls. Poster presented at the 12th United European Gastroenterology Week "UEGW 2004" Prague, Czech Republic, (September, 2004).
  19. Bodner, E., Gilboa, A., Amir, D. Emotional communicability in improvised music: the case of music therapists. Paper presented at the 11 th World Congress of Music Therapy, Australia (July, 2005).
  20. Bodner, E., Gilboa, A., Amir, D. Songs as cultural icons: The case of the Israeli society. Poster presented at the 11 th World Congress of Music Therapy, Australia (July, 2005).
  21. Bodner, E. Songs as Death Reminders and Tranquilizers: Deliberate and Natural Music Therapy under the Threat of Death. Paper presented at the 7th European Music Therapy Congress in the Netherlands (August 2007).
  22. Bodner, E. Delegitimization of Suicides through Media Reports: The Effect of Similarity between the Young Reader and the Deceased. Paper presented at the Second International Conference on Understanding Youth Suicide: A Meeting of Differing Perspectives. Ma'ale HaChmisha Conference Center, Judean Hills, Israel (March, 2008).
  23. Bodner, E., & Gilboa, A. "Friendship, we bear you without words: Do memorial songs have the power to change attitudes in the Israeli public?". Paper presented at the   national conference of the Israeli Society of Musicology, Jerusalem: The Hebrew University, Israel (June, 2008).
  24. Bodner E., Ben-Artzi E., & Kaplan Z. Soldiers who kill themselves: the contribution of dispositional and situational factors. Paper presented at the 12th European Symposium On Suicide & Suicidal Behaviour (ESSSB12), Thistle Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland (August 2008).
  25. Bodner, E., Gilboa, A. "Can songs bring conflicting groups closer together? Paper presented at the Nordic Conference of Music Therapy, Aalborg, Denmark (May, 2009).
  26. Bodner, E., & Cohen-Fridel, S. "On the relations between attachment styles, ageism and Quality of life in late life." Paper presented at the 18 th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society. Tel-Aviv, Israel (February, 2010).
  27. Bodner, E., & Iancu, I. "Recalling the threat: Dental anxiety in patients waiting for dental surgery." Poster presented at the Anxiety Disorders Association of America's (ADAA) 30th Annual Conference Anxiety Across the Lifespan: Practical Integration of Basic and Clinical Approaches, Baltimore, Maryland, US (March, 2010).
  28. Iancu, I., Lupinsky, Y., Barenboim, D., & Bodner, E. Negative and positive automatic thoughts in social anxiety disorders. Poster presented at the 18 th European Congress of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany (March 2010).
  29. Bodner, E., & Cohen-Fridel, S. "On the relations between attachment styles, ageism and Quality of life in late life." Paper presented at the International Association for Relationship Research Conference. Herzliya, Israel (July, 2010).
  30. Cohen-Fridel, S &Bodner, E. "The paths from relations to others and our death fears to ageism." Paper presented at the International Association for Relationship Research Conference. Herzliya, Israel (July, 2010).
  31. Bodner, E., & Cohen-Fridel, S. & Iancu, I. Staff attitudes towards patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Poster presented at the 13th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour." Rome (September 2010).
  32. Bodner, E., & Aharoni, R. Improving happiness recognition in human voice among people suffering from social anxiety. Poster presented at the 19th European Congress of Psychiatry, Vienna (March 2011).
  33. Bodner, E., & Cohen-Fridel, S. Perceived quality of life and ageism among elderly people living in sheltered housing and in the community. Poster presented at the the 19th European Congress of Psychiatry, Vienna (March 2011).
  34. Bodner, E., & Cohen-Fridel, S. & Iancu, I. Staff attitudes towards patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Poster presented at the 19th European Congress of Psychiatry, Vienna (March 2011).
  35. Bodner, E., & Fradkin, D. The functions of "oriental tearful songs" for Israeli adolescents. Paper presented at the 2011 WFMT World Congress of Music Therapy, Seoul (July 2011).
  36. Bodner, E. Recognizing emotions in improvised music in a multi-cultural setting: is it possible? Paper presented at the 2011 WFMT World Congress of Music Therapy, Seoul (July 2011).
  37. Bodner, E., Gilboa, A. "Can songs bring conflicting groups closer together? Paper presented at the 2011 WFMT World Congress of Music Therapy, Seoul (July 2011).
  38. Eliakim, M., Eliakim, A., Bodner, E. Effect of motivational music and rhythm on recovery from intense exercise. Poster presented at the 2011 WFMT World Congress of Music Therapy, Seoul (July 2011).
  39. Marom, M. Gilboa, A., & Bodner, E. The Musical Aspects of Echolalia: Implications to Music Therapy. Paper presented at the 2011 WFMT World Congress of Music Therapy, Seoul (July 2011).
  40. Bodner, E., & Palgi, Y., Cohen-Fridel, S. Sharira, A., & Ben-Ezra, M. Attachment measures which predict death anxiety among younger and older adults. Paper to be presented at the 19th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society. Tel-Aviv, Israel (February, 2012).
  41. Bodner, E., & Cohen-Fridel, S. The paths leading from attachment to ageism. Paper to be presented at the 19th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society. Tel-Aviv, Israel (February, 2012).
  42. Bodner, E., Bergman, Y.S. & Cohen-Fridel, S.  From funk rock to the rocking chair: Ageism along the life cycle. Paper to be presented at the 19th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society. Tel-Aviv, Israel (February, 2012).
  43. Iancu, I., Ram, E., Bodner, E., Jourbran, M. Social Anxiety and perfectionism and among Arab-Israelis: a comparative study. Paper presented at the 14th national conference of the Israeli Psychiatric Association. Tel-Aviv, Israel (May 2012).
  44. Bodner, E., & Neuman, E. Collaboration between school teachers and music therapists: Mapping out the obstacles. Paper presented at the 7th Nordic Music therapy Congress, Jyväskylä, Finland (June, 2012).
  45. Bergman, Y.S. & Bodner, E., & Cohen-Fridel, S. Meaningful attachment: The effects of attachment patterns and ageism on meaning in life across adulthood. Paper presented at the 30th International Congress of Psychology 2012 - Cape Town, South Africa (July, 2012).
  46. Bodner, E., Bergman, Y.S. & Cohen-Fridel, S. Ageism in a Middle-Eastern cultural context: differences between Israeli Arabs and Jews. Paper presented at the IACCP 21st International Congress of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Stellenbosch, South Africa (July, 2012).
  47. Bodner, E., Bergman, Y.S. & Cohen-Fridel, S. Be your age: Effects of perceived "age-appropriate behaviors" of older adults on compassion and ageism. Paper presented at the 30th International Congress of Psychology 2012 - Cape Town, South Africa (July, 2012).
  48. Bodner, E., & Bensimon, M. Is problem music a problem? The relations between problem music, attitudes toward the body, tattoos, personality traits and delinquency. Paper at the 14th European Symposium of Suicide & Suicidal Behavior, Tel-Aviv (September, 2012).
  49. Bodner, E., & Canetto, S. Is suicide by older, ill persons more acceptable than suicide by younger, healthy persons? A study of attitudes in Israel. Paper presented at the 14th European Symposium of Suicide & Suicidal Behavior, Tel-Aviv (September, 2012).
  50. Iancu, I., Bodner, E., Ram E. Social anxiety and perfectionism among Jewish and Arab students: a comparative study. Paper presented at the International Conference on Cultural Psychiatry in Mediterranean Countries. Tel Aviv (November, 2012).
  51. Shifriss, R., Bodner, E., Palgi, Y. When you're down and troubled: Views on the regulatory power of music. Poster presented at the 9th European Music Therapy Congress. Oslo (August 2013).
  52. Palgi, Y. & Bodner, E. Subjective evaluations in regard to age and distance to death. Chair of session at the 20th  Gerontology Israeli conference. Tel-Aviv (January 2014).  
  53. Bodner, E., Palgi, Y., & Kaveh, D. Does the relationship between affect complexity and self-esteem differ in the young-old and the old-old? Paper presented at the 20th  Gerontology Israeli conference. Tel-Aviv (January 2014). 
  54. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra. M., & Bodner, E. The effect of self-perceptions of aging and dying on psychological distress of older adults. Paper presented at the 20th  Gerontology Israeli conference. Tel-Aviv (January 2014).
  55. Kav'e, G., Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., & Bodner, E. The moderated role of life expectancy on the association between morbidity and mortality and cognitive functioning. Paper presented at the 20th  Gerontology Israeli conference. Tel-Aviv (January 2014).
  56. Shrira, A., Bodner, E., & Palgi, Y. Who said the table does not lie? The discrepancy between expected life expectancy and life tables and the will to live. Paper presented at the 20th Gerontology Israeli conference. Tel-Aviv (January 2014).
  57. Shifris, R. Bodner, E. & Palgi, Y. When you're down and troubled: Views on the regulatory power of music. Paper presented at the 20th Gerontology Israeli conference. Tel-Aviv (January 2014). 
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. 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. 
  62. Bodner, E., & Bensimon, M. (2014). Problem music and its different shades over its fans. Poster presented at the 14th World Congress of Music Therapy, Krems, Austria.
  63. Bodner, E., & Assa-Polansky, E. (2014). Music Therapists' Views on "Negative" and "Positive" Emotions as Predicting Meaningful Therapy. Paper presented at the 14th World Congress of Music Therapy, Krems, Austria.
  64. Cohen, S., & Bodner, E. (2014). Can music therapy reduce music performance anxiety and facilitate peak musical performance? Paper presented at the 14th World Congress of Music Therapy, Krems, Austria.
  65. Levy, N., Gilboa, A., & Bodner, E. Developing a model for creating musical life review with elderly people. Paper presented at the 14th World Congress of Music Therapy, Krems, Austria.
  66. Bodner, E., Bergman, Y. (2014). Music to Remember: The power of music in decreasing in-group favoritism between Arabs and Jews in Israel. Poster presented at the 14th World Congress of Music Therapy, Krems, Austria.
  67. Bodner, E., Bergman, Y. (2014). Music to Remember: The power of music in decreasing in-group favoritism between Arabs and Jews in Israel. Paper presented at the 22nd International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Reims, France.
  68. 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.
  69. 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.
  70. 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.
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. 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.
  75. 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. The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress, Dublin, Ireland.
  76. Bodner, E., Shrira, A., Bergman, Y.  Cohen-Fridel, S. & Palgi, Y. (2015). Emotional Complexity Attenuates the Negative Effect of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms on Satisfaction with Aging. The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress, Dublin, Ireland.
  77. Shrira, A., Bodner, E., & Palgi, Y. (2015). Younger Subjective Age Mitigates the Adverse Effect of Daily Stress on the Emotional Experience of Traumatized Individuals. The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2015, Dublin, Ireland.
  78. 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. The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2015, Dublin, Ireland.
  79. Bergman, Y. Shrira, A., Bodner, E (2015). Ageing and Dying Anxieties among Second-Generation Holocaust Survivors: The Role of Parental Communication and Attachment Patterns. The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2015, Dublin, Ireland.
  80. Bodner, E. (2015). The Three-year conference of the Israeli psychiatry association. Panel on an unfair influence in aging, at the modern family era. Hangar 11, Tel-Aviv port. Israel
  81. Bodner, E., Shrira, A., Bergman, Y.  Cohen-Fridel, S. & Palgi, Y. (2015). Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Satisfaction with Aging: The Moderating Role of Emotional Complexity. 36th Annual Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), Tel Aviv University, Israel.
  82.  Shrira, A., Bodner, E., & Palgi, Y. (2015). Feeling Young and Less Troubled: A Youthful Subjective Age Buffers the Negative Effect of Daily Hassles. 36th Annual Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), Tel Aviv University, Israel.
  83. Cohen-Fridel, S., Hoffman, Y. S. G., Bodner, E., & Shrira, A. (2015). PTSD Symptoms as a Function of the Interactive Effect of Subjective Age and Subjective Distance-to-Death along the Life-Span. 36th Annual Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), Tel Aviv University, Israel.
  84. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Bodner, E., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2015). Subjective Age and Distance-to-Death as Moderators of the Association between Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and Posttraumatic Growth among Older Adults. 36th Annual Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), Tel Aviv University, Israel.
  85. Bergman, Y. Shrira, A., & Bodner, E. (2015). Ageing and Dying Anxieties among Second-Generation Holocaust Survivors: The Role of Parental Communication and Attachment Patterns. 36th Annual Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), Tel Aviv University, Israel.
  86. Hoffman, Y. S. G., Shrira, A, & Bodner, E. (2015). Priming Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms among Individuals Exposed to African Working Refugees' Violence. 36th Annual Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), Tel Aviv University, Israel.
  87. Hoffman, Y. S. G., Cohen-Fridel, S., Bodner, E., Grossman, E., & Shrira, A. (2015).The Interactive Effect of Framing and Priming on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms. 36th Annual Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), Tel Aviv University, Israel.
  88. Bensimon, M., Bodner, E., & Shrira, A. (2015).The Emotional Impact of Musical Context on Young and Old Individuals with High Levels of Posttraumatic Symptoms. 36th Annual Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), Tel Aviv University, Israel.
  89. Levy, N., Gilboa, A., & Bodner, E. (2015). Developing a model for creating musical life review with elderly people: A preliminary inquiry. Paper presented at the 45th Annual EABCT Congress in Jerusalem, Israel
  90. Cohen, S., & Bodner, E. (2015). Music performance anxiety and peak musical performance amongst classical musicians. Paper presented at the 45th Annual EABCT Congress in Jerusalem, Israel
  91. Tzur-Dachoach, M. Bodner, E. (2015). The effect of cognitive therapy combining mindfulness and listening to music on the emotional regulation of remitted patients with major depressive disorder. Paper presented at the 45th Annual EABCT Congress in Jerusalem, Israel
  92. Grossman, E., Shrira, A., & Bodner, E. (2015). Chronic sleep complaints in older adults. Paper presented at the 45th Annual EABCT Congress in Jerusalem, Israel
  93. Bodner, E., Cohen-Fridel, S., Mashiah, M., Segal, M., Grinshpoon, A., Fischel, T., & Iancu, I. (2015). The Attitudes of Psychiatric Hospital Staff Toward Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder. Paper presented at the 45th Annual EABCT Congress in Jerusalem, Israel.
  94. 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.
  95. 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.
  96. 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.
  97. 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.
  98. 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.
  99. 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.
  100. 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.
  101.  Bodner, E., Cohen-Fridel, S., Yaakov, Hoffman, & 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.
  102.  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.
  103. 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.
  104.  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.
  105.  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.
  106.  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.
  107.  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.
  108.  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.
  109.  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.
  110.  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.
  111.  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.
  112. 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.
  113.  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.
  114. Bodner, E., & Cohen-Fridel, S. (2016). Music in a multicultural society: Emotion recognition in improvised music among different cultural groups in Israel. Paper presented at the 23rd International Congress of International Association for Cross-cultural Psychology, Nagoya, Japan.
  115. Bergman, Y. S., Horenczyk, G., & Bodner, E. (2016). Aging anxieties and life satisfaction among Palestinian-Arabs in Israel: The moderating role of religion. Paper presented at the 23rd International Congress of International Association for Cross-cultural Psychology, Nagoya, Japan.

4. Symosia Charing and Organization:

1. Palgi, Y. & Bodner, E. (2014). Co-chairing of the session: Subjective evaluations regarding age and distance to death. Session included in the 20th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2. Bodner, E. & Palgi, Y. (2014). Co-chairing of the session: Positive aging a function of self-perceptions of aging and dying". Session included in the 7th European conference of positive psychology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

3. Bodner, E. & Zaslavsky, O. (2015). Co-chairing of the session: Beyond Treating Quality of Life as an Outcome: Trajectories and Effects of Quality of Life. Session included in the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2015, Dublin, Ireland.

4. Bodner, E. & Ayalon, L. (2015). Co-chairing of the session: Before the curtain falls: CBT interventions in old age. Session included in the 45th Annual EABCT Congress in Jerusalem, Israel.

5. Bodner, E. (2016). Organizing and chairing of the session: Various issues in coping with aging and death. Session included in the 21th Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

6. Bodner, E. (2016). Organizing and chairing of the session: Studies in psychotherapy. Session included in the 2th conference of the Israeli Association for Psychotherapy, Tel Aviv, Israel.

7. Bodner, E. & Shrira, A. (2016). Organizing and chairing of the session: How do older adults cope with stress, trauma and with the aging process? Session included in the 31 st International Congress of Psychology, Yokohama, Japan.

Courses

The Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences:

Theories in Personality - A yearly course

Ageism along the life-cycle an in light of social theories - A yearly emperical seminar 

Supervision of PhD dissertations  

 

The Music Department - the two-year music therapy program

Psychopathology (a yearly course during the first year)

The Therapeutic Interview (a semester course during the second year)

Methods in Psychotherapy (a yearly course during the second year)

Emotions and Imagination in self-perception and in musical expression (a yearly emperical seminar)

Supervision of Master thesis and PhD dissertations  

Research

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

 

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)

AREAS OF COMPETENCE
 

1. Specialist and instructor in clinical and in medical psychology (licensed by the
ministry of health)
2. Specialist in practicing hypnosis, and in the scientific instruction of hypnosis
(licensed by the ministry of health)
3. Specialist in practicing CBT, and in the scientific instruction of CBT (licensed by
the CBT Israeli association)