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Mario Mikulincer

Mario Mikulincer

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Mario Mikulincer is Professor of Psychology and Dean of the New School of Psychology at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzlyia. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and was awarded the 2004 Psychology EMET prize for Arts, Science, & Culture.

Professor Mikulincer has research interests in: attachment styles in adulthood; Terror Management Theory, personality processes in interpersonal relationships; evolutionary psychology, human learned helplessness and depression; trauma and post-traumatic processes; coping with stress; qualitative research of emotional states; mental rumination and self-focused attention.

Primary Interests:

  • Causal Attribution
  • Close Relationships
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Evolution and Genetics
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

Journal Articles:

  • Mikulincer, M., Dolev, T., & Shaver, P. R. (2004). Attachment-related strategies during thought-suppression: Ironic rebounds and vulnerable self-representations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 87, 940-956.
  • Mikulincer, M., Florian, V., & Hirschberger, G. (2003). The existential function of close relationships – Introducing death into the science of love. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 7, 20-40.
  • Mikulincer, M., & Shaver, P. R. (2005). Attachment security, compassion, and altruism. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14,34-38.
  • Mikulincer, M., & Shaver, P. R. (2005). Attachment theory and emotions in close relationships: Exploring the attachment-related dynamics of emotional reactions to relational events. Personal Relationships, 12, 149-168.
  • Mikulincer, M., & Shaver, P. R. (2003). The attachment behavioral system in adulthood: Activation, psychodynamics, and interpersonal processes. In M. P. Zanna (Ed.), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (Vol. 35, pp. 53-152). New York: Academic Press.
  • Mikulincer, M., Shaver, P. R., & Pereg, D. (2003). Attachment theory and affect regulation: The dynamics, development, and cognitive consequences of attachment-related strategies. Motivation and Emotion, 27, 77-102.
  • Pereg, D., & Mikulincer, M. (2004). Attachment style and the regulation of negative affect – Exploring individual differences in mood congruency effects on memory and judgment. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 67-80.
  • Rom, E., & Mikulincer, M. (2003). Attachment theory and group processes: The association between attachment style and group-related representations, goals, memories, and functioning. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 1220-1235.
  • Shaver, P. R., & Mikulincer, M. (2005). Attachment theory and research: Resurrection of the psychodynamic approach to personality. Journal of Research in Personality, 39, 22-45.

Other Publications:

  • Florian, V., & Mikulincer, M. (2004). A multifaceted perspective on the existential meanings, manifestations, and consequences of the fear of personal death. In J. Greenberg, S. L. Koole, & T. Pyszczynski (Eds.), Handbook of Experimental Existential Psychology (pp. 54-70). New York: Guilford.
  • Mikulincer, M., Florian, V., & Hirschberger, G. (2004). The terror of death and the quest for love – An existential perspective on close relationships. In J. Greenberg, S. L. Koole, & T. Pyszczynski (Eds.), Handbook of Experimental Existential Psychology (pp. 287-304). New York: Guilford.
  • Mikulincer, M., & Shaver, P. R. (2005). Mental representations of attachment security: Theoretical foundation for a positive social psychology. In M. W. Baldwin (Ed.), Interpersonal Cognition (pp. 233-266). New York: Guilford Press.
  • Mikulincer, M., & Shaver, P. R. (2004). Security-based self-representations in adulthood: Contents and processes. In W. S. Rholes & J. A. Simpson (Eds.), Adult attachment: Theory, research, and clinical implications (pp. 159-195). New York: Guilford Press.
  • Shaver, P. R., & Mikulincer, M. (2004). What do self-report attachment measures assess? In W. S. Rholes & J. A. Simpson (Eds.), Adult attachment: Theory, research, and clinical implications (pp. 17-54). New York: Guilford Press.
  • Shaver, P. R., & Mikulincer, M. (2003). The psychodynamics of social judgments: An attachment theory perspective. In J. P. Forgas, K. D. Williams, & W. von Hippel. (Eds.), Social judgments: Implicit and explicit processes (pp. 85-114). London, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Courses Taught:

  • Attachment Theory and Research
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • New Directions in Personality Research
  • Social Cognition
  • Theories of Personality
  • Theory and Research on Stress and Coping

Mario Mikulincer
New School of Psychology
Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzlyia
P.O. Box 167
46150 Herzliya
Israel

  • Phone: 972-9-9602888
  • Fax: 972-9-9602845

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