Dikla Segel-Karpas
תחילת דף אינטרנט, לחץ אנטר כדי לעבור לאזור תוכן מרכזי

Senior Lecturer Dikla Segel-Karpas (PhD)


Dikla has earned her PhD from the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion, Israel, in the program of Social Sciences and Management. Her PhD concerned older employees transition to retirement. She then continued to a post-doctoral position at the Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, where she worked at the Lifespan Development Psychology lab headed by Professor Margie Lachman, mainly researching social relationships and cognivite aging.

Dikla's main research interests include close social relationships in midlife and older adulthood. She is especially interested in the marital relationship and the mother-daughter bond, but also in other close social relations.

Another main research topic is loneliness in older adulthood, as well as positive solitude, and subjective aspects of aging.

Finally, Dikla does research on the transition to retirement, mainly focusing on the social and psychological aspects of the transition.


  1. Segel-Karpas, D., Bamberger, P., Bacharach, S. (2013), Income Decline and Retiree Well-being: The Moderating Role of Attachment. Psychology and Aging, 28 (4), 1098–1107.


  1. Stein-Shvachman, I., Segel-Karpas, D., Werner, P. (2013), Depression Treatment Adherence and its Psychosocial Predictors: Differences between Young and Older Adults? Aging and Disease, 4 (6), 329-336.


  1. Werner, P., Heinik, J., Giveon, S., Segel-Karpas, D., Kitai, E. (2014), Help-Seeking Preferences in the Area of Mild Cognitive Impairment: Comparing Family Physicians and The Lay Public. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 9, 613-619.


  1. Werner, P., & Segel-Karpas, D. (2014). Factors Associated with Preferences for Institutionalized Care in Elderly Persons: Comparing Hypothetical Conditions of Permanent Disability and Alzheimer’s Disease. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 0733464814546041.


  1. Werner, P., Goldstein, D., Segel-Karpas, D., Chan, L., Lai, C. (2014), Help-Seeking for Dementia: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders - An International Journal 28, 4, 299-310.


  1. Segel-Karpas, D., Werner, P. (2014), Perceived Financial Retirement Preparedness and its Correlates: A National Representative Study in Israel. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 79, 4, 279-301.DOI: 10.1177/0091415015574177


  1. Bear, J., Segel-Karpas, (2015), Effects of Attachment Anxiety and Avoidance on Negotiation Propensity and Performance. Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, 8, 3, 153-173 (I.F 0.543; rank 176/185 in management (Q4) JCR; Q2 in strategy and management SJR).


  1. Segel-Karpas, D. (2015), Number of illnesses, self-perceived health, and depressive symptoms: The moderating role of employment in older adulthood and old age. Work, Aging and Retirement, 1, 4, 382-392. doi:10.1093/workar/wav009.
  1. Segel-Karpas, D., Bamberger P., Bacharach S. (2015), The Prevalence and Distribution of Aging-Friendly Human Resource Practices, International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 81, (1-2), 120-148 DOI: 10.1177/0091415015617643


  1. Grzywacz, J. G., Segel-Karpas, D., & Lachman, M. E. (2016). Workplace Exposures and Cognitive Function During Adulthood: Evidence From National Survey of Midlife Development and the O* NET.Journal of occupational and environmental medicine/American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine58(6), 535-541


  1. Segel-Karpas, D., & Lachman, M. E. (2016). Social Contact and Cognitive Functioning: The Role of Personality.The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 73, 6, 974-984. gbw079


  1. Segel-Karpas, D., Ayalon, L. & Lachman, M. E. (2016). Loneliness and Depressive Symptoms: The Moderating Role of the Transition into Retirement. Aging and Mental Health, 135-140.


  1. Segel-Karpas, D., Shrira, A. & Palgi, Y. (2017). The Reciprocal Relationship Between Depression and Physical Morbidity: The Role of Subjective Age. Health Psychology, 848–851.


  1. Gum, G., Segel-Karpas, D. Bodner, E., Ayalon, L., Palgi, Y (2017). Grip strength and quality of life in the second half of life: Hope as a moderator. Aging and Mental Health, 1600-1605


  1. Segel-Karpas, D., Palgi, Y. (2017) “It is nothing more than a senior moment”: The moderating role of subjective age in the effect of change in memory on self-rated memory. Aging and Mental Health, 272-276 .


  1. Damman, M., Segel-Karpas, D., Henkens, K. )=) (2018) Partners’ adjustment to older workers’ retirement: Testing the role of pre-retirement expectations in a 10-year panel study. Aging and Mental Health, 1555-1561


  1. Segel-Karpas, D., Ayalon, L. (2018). Retirement and Depressive Symptoms: A 10-Year Cross-Lagged Analysis. Psychiatry Research,269,565-570 .


  1. Bergman, Y. S., & Segel-Karpas, D. (2018). Future time perspective, loneliness, and depressive symptoms among middle-aged adults: A mediation model. Journal of affective disorders, 241, 173-175
  1. Palgi, Y., Ayalon, L., Avidor, S., Segel-Karpas, D. & Ehud Bodner (2018). On the edge: The association between extreme values of felt age, physical and mental health and social functioning in the second half of life. Psychiatry Research, 270, 538-543


  1. Shrira, A., Segel-Karpas, D., Bodener, E., & Palgi, Y. (2018). Subjective age and Emotion Covariation. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences ~10 pages .


  1. Bergnan Y., Segel-Karpas, D., Subjective Nearness-to-Death, Filial Obligations, and Depressive Symptoms: The Case of Jews and Arabs in Israel (2018). Aging and Mental Health .

  1. Werner, P., Segel-Karpas, D. (2019) Depression-related stigma: Comparing laypersons' stigmatic beliefs towards younger and older targets, Aging and Mental Health. DOI: 1080/13607863.2019.1584791


  1. Yorgason,. B. J., Segel-Karpas, D., Wheeler, B., Malig, J., Smith, J. (2019) Change in Retirement Plans among Mid-life Couples During an Economic Recession. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gbz076.


  1. *Segel-Karpas, D., Ayalon, L. Loneliness and hostility in older adults: A cross-lagged examination. Psychology and Aging. DOI: 10.1037/pag0000417.


  1. *Spitzer, N., Segel-Karpas, D., Palgi, Y. (accepted). The interaction between close social relationships and subjective age predicts loneliness. International Psychogeriatrics .


  1. *Segel-Karpas, D., Bergman, Y., (accepted). Retirement Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms among Middle-Aged Adults: An Indirect Effect through Death Anxiety. Death Studies 


  1. *Pindek, S., Segel-Karpas, D., Do Satisfied Employees Receive More Social Support over Time? A Cross-Lagged Examination. Journal of Applied Gerontology


  1. *Elran-Barak, R., Segel-Karpas, D., 2020. Dieting for weight-control among older adults: The role of perceived health and perceived overweight status. Eating Behaviors 36, 101368. doi:10.1016/J.EATBEH.2020.101368
  2. *Cohn-Schwartz, E., Segel-Karpas, D., & Ayalon, L. (2020). Longitudinal dyadic effects of aging self-perceptions on health. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B.‏


  1. Arbel, R., Segel-Karpas, D. (=), Chopik, B.Optimism, pessimism and health biomarkers in older couples. British Journal of Health Psychology