Yuval Palgi
תחילת דף אינטרנט, לחץ אנטר כדי לעבור לאזור תוכן מרכזי

Prof. Yuval Palgi (PhD)

ypalgi@univ.haifa.ac.il

Phone: +972 546685805

Office: 224

Reception hours: By appointment

Gerontology

Summary of My Activities and Future Plans

 

My academic work is focused on four main domains of research, which include well-being among older adults; the effect of exposure to potentially traumatic events; views on aging; and psychotherapeutic interventions with older adults. Old age is the period when the tension between past adversities and physical and psychological deterioration reaches its peak. I see psychological aspects of aging (as manifested by well-being, optimism, and subjective views on aging), as a form of psychological reserve. As such, they are related to coping resources that may mitigate the effects of adversities and promote adjustment in old age. From this perspective, positive psychological aspects of aging can be also improved through psychological interventions, and in turn create a favorable psychological environment that buffers and protects against the effect of life adversities and aging processes.

 

Following my research over the years, I direct my efforts as a researcher not only to descriptive academic work, but also to work that leads to interventions and vehicles for positive change in the lives of older adults. Together with my colleagues and students I have initiated and contributed to several studies in last few years, that examined psychological interventions aimed at improving the quality of lives of older adults in diverse institutions as well as in the community. These interventions were based on a theoretical concept that I developed, of life-crossroads. This notion has been applied in diverse therapeutic techniques, including playback theater and bibliotherapy, and has also been integrated in other psychological concepts, such as existentialism and future time perspective.  Another form of intervention I have been developing focuses on improving the communication between individuals suffering from dementia and their caregivers. Alongside these practical interventions, I also lead with my colleagues and students the development of the concept of psychological solitude. This innovative concept is aimed at changing and developing a new language that can enhance the field of loneliness and time spent alone. Our findings are encouraging and I believe that this theoretical concept will affect the academic literature as well as the field of applied gerontology. Finally, I developed a questionnaire that evaluates the notion of subjective traumatic outlook. This questionnaire integrates between the phenomenological psychiatric perspective and the psychological clinical inner perspective for evaluating the effect of exposure to traumatic events. This concept has made an important theoretical contribution to the field of trauma, and may promote better communication between practitioners from different fields.

My efforts are also directed towards spreading and assimilating these ideas in the community. I am the co-founder and co-director of the first school for psychotherapy for older adults in Israel, and we are currently marking the completion of the three-year program for the first time by our first class. In addition, I was chosen to be a guest editor in two important international journals and one national journal. This role gives me the opportunity to advance issues that I try to explore and promote in my studies (i.e., views on aging, trauma among older adults, and psychotherapy with older adults). Additionally, I was elected this year to be the chair of the next international stress and anxiety research society conference that will be held in Israel and to be the chair of the scientific committee for the next Israeli gerontological society conference. These two events give me the opportunity to make an impact on the professional discourse in these fields, by giving the issue of trauma in old age – a research field that is often overlooked – a more central place on the stage of the former conference, and by enhancing the debate on psychological aspects of aging in the latter conference.

 

 

To sum, I feel that in the last year I have been able to fulfil my academic mission, to integrate between intensive and demanding academic research, with applying social ideas for improving the lives of older adults. In the future, I hope to further develop these topics theoretically and practically, and to spread this social ideology on national and international academic stages.

  1. Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., & Essar, N. (2007). Impact of prolonged war stress on posttraumatic stress symptoms in hospital personnel. General Hospital Psychiatry, 29, 262-264. (IF: 2.117, R 50/94 - Psychiatry, Q3, V).

 

  1. Palgi, Y. (2007). Narrative therapy in acute stress disorder. Sihot Dialogue, 21, 190-197. (Hebrew, V).

 

  1. Palgi, Y., & Shmotkin, D. (2007). The relations of experiences in World War II and affect types of subjective well-being with functioning and mortality at old-old age. Gerontology Journal of Aging Studies, 34, 35-62. (Hebrew, V).

 

  1. Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Essar, N., Soffer, H., & Haber, Y. (2008). Posttraumatic symptoms, dissociation, and depression among rescue personnel 24h after the Bet-Yehoshua train disaster in Israel: The effect of exposure to dead bodies. Pre-hospital and Disaster Medicine, 23, 461-465 (V).

 

  1. Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., & Essar, N. (2008). The impact of exposure to war stress on hospital staff: A preliminary report. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 42, 422–423. (IF: 4.679, R 12/101 - Psychiatry, Q1, V).

 

  1. Essar, N., Ben-Ezra, M., Langer, S., & Palgi, Y. (2008). Gender differences in response to war stress in hospital personnel: Does profession matter? A preliminary study. European Journal of Psychiatry, 22, 77-83. (IF: 0.481, R 80/86 - Psychiatry, Q4, V).

 

  1. Essar, N., Palgi, Y., Saar, R., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2008). Association between posttraumatic symptoms and dissociative symptoms in rescue personnel 96 hours after the Hilton hotel bombing in Sinai, Egypt. Journal of Psychological Trauma, 6, 49-56.

 

  1. Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., Essar, N., Soffer, H., & Haber, Y. (2009). Posttraumatic symptoms, dissociation, and depression among rescue personnel 24 hours after the Bet-Yehoshua train disaster in Israel: The effect of gender. Pre-hospital and Disaster Medicine, 24, 439–443 (V).

 

  1. Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., Langer, S., & Essar, N. (2009). The effect of prolong exposure to war stress on the comorbidity of PTSD and depression among hospital personnel. Psychiatry Research, 168, 262-264. (IF: 2.373, R 30/94 - Psychiatry, Q2, V).

 

  1. Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Berkley, D., Eldar, H., Glidai, Y., Moshe, L. & Shrira, A. (2010). Losing my religion: Change in beliefs after sexual assault. Traumatology, 16, 7-13.

 

  1. Ben-Ezra, Palgi, Y., Sternberg, D., Essar, N., & Shrira, A. (2010). Changes in post-traumatic symptoms pattern during and after exposure to prolonged, extreme war stress: An uncontrolled, preliminary report supporting the dose-response model. Pre-hospital and Disaster Medicine, 25, 38-41(V).

 

  1. Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., & Shrira, A. (2010). Late effect of the Second Lebanon War: Level of exposure and rates of comorbidity of posttraumatic stress symptoms and depressive symptoms among Israelis from northern and center Israel. European Journal of Psychiatry, 24, 158-166. (IF: 0.478, R 122/133 - Psychiatry, Q4, V).

 

  1. Essar, N., Palgi, Y., Saar, R., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2010). Pre-traumatic vaccination intervention: can dissociative symptoms be reduced? Pre-hospital and Disaster Medicine, 25, 278-284 (V).

 

  1. Palgi, Y., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2010). Back to the future: Narrative treatment for acute stress disorder in the Case of Paramedic Mr. G. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 6, 1-26. (A different version of this paper was published in Hebrew. See item number 2. This paper was the center of a whole special issue with two external commentaries and one additional commentary written by us. See item numbered 15).

 

  1. Palgi, Y., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2010). Prepared and still surprised. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 6, 43-48. (Invited paper).

 

  1. Palgi, Y., & Shmotkin, D. (2010). The predicament of time near the end of life: Time perspective trajectories of life satisfaction among the old-old. Aging and Mental Health, 14, 577-586. (IF: 1.316, R 12/30 - Gerontology, Q2, V).

 

  1. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M., Spalter, T., Shmotkin, D., & Kavé, G. (2010). Delineating terminal change in subjective well-being and subjective health. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 65B, 61-64. (IF: 1. 963, R 8/30 - Gerontology, Q2, V).

 

  1. Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2010). Do Holocaust survivors show increased vulnerability or resilience to post-Holocaust cumulative adversity? Journal of Traumatic Stress, 23, 367-375. (IF: 2.374, R 23/104 - Clinical psychology, Q1, V).

 

  1. Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Abrahami, Y., Hodedi, E., Haber, Y., Wolf, J.J., Goldary, O., & Shacham-Shmueli, E. (2011). The association between previous psychological trauma and mental health among gastric cancer patients. European Journal of Psychiatry, 25, 122-133. (IF: 0.478, R 107/130 -Psychiatry, Q4, V).

 

  1. Ben-Ezra, M., Shrira, A., Wolf, J.J., & Palgi, Y. (2011). Psychosomatic symptoms among hospital personnel during the Gaza war: A repeated cross sectional study. The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 48, 170-174. (IF: 0.676, R 108/133 - Psychiatry, Q4, V).

 

  1. Ben-Ezra, M., Shrira, A., Wolf, J.J., & Palgi, Y. (2011). Psychiatric symptoms and psychosocial functioning among hospital personnel during the Gaza War: A repeated cross sectional controlled study. Psychiatry Research, 189, 392-395. (IF: 2.524, R 37/117 - Psychiatry, Q2, V).

 

  1. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., & Ben-Ezra, M., (2011). World assumptions and psychological functioning among ultraorthodox and secular Holocaust survivors. Traumatology, 17, 14-21.

 

  1. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M., Fridel, S., & Bodner, E. (2011). The relationships between daily optimism, daily pessimism, and affect differ in young and old age. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 1294-1299. (IF: 1.877, R 16/59 - Psychology, Q2, V).

 

  1. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Essar, N., Haber, Y., Wolf, J.J., Shacham-Shmueli, E., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2011). Comorbidity of posttraumatic stress and depression among gastric cancer patients. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 15,454-458. (IF: 1.410, R 15/97 - Nursing, Q1, V).

 

  1. Palgi, Y., Yehia, R., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2011). Factors associated with mental health utilization among minorities following the second Lebanon war in Israel. Psychiatric Quarterly, 82, 297-302. (IF: 1.263, R 65/117 - Psychiatry, Q3, V).

 

  1. Soffer, Y., Goldberg, A., Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Essar, N., & Bar-Dayan, Y. (2011). Relationship between demographic and educational parameters with perceptions and knowledge and with earthquake mitigation in Israel. Disasters, 35, 36−44. (IF: 0.692, R 36/54 - Planning and development, Q3, V).

 

  1. Shmotkin, D., Shrira, A., Goldberg, S., & Palgi, Y. (2011). Resilience and vulnerability among aging Holocaust survivors and their families: An intergenerational overview. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 9, 7-21. (Invited paper, V).

 

  1. Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2011). General resilience and specific vulnerabilities in elderly with past trauma: Functioning and mortality of Holocaust survivors. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 16, 67–83. (IF: 1.032, R 38/59 -Social psychology, Q3, V).

 

  1. Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2011). How subjective well-being and meaning in life interact in the hostile world? The Journal of Positive Psychology, 6, 273-285. (IF: 1.674, R 36/125 - Psychology multidisciplinary, Q2, V).

 

  1. Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2011). Offspring of Holocaust survivors reaching midlife: Evidence for paradoxes in functional status from the SHARE study. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 3, 394-402. (IF: 0.894, R 80/119 - Clinical psychology, Q2, V). (APA journal).

 

  1. Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., Spalter, T., Kavé, G., & Shmotkin, D. (2011). For better and for worse: The relationship between future expectations and functioning in the second half of life. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 66, 195–203. (IF: 2.615, R 5/30 - Gerontology, Q1, V).

 

  1. Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Wolf, J.J., Haber, Y., Goldary, O., Shacham-Shmueli, E., & Ben-Ezra, M., (2011). The positivity ratio and functioning under stress. Stress and Health, 27, 265-271. (IF: 1.229, R 68/117 - Psychiatry, Q3, V).

 

  1. Ayalon, L., Shiovitz-Ezra, S., & Palgi, Y. (2012). No place like home? Potential pathways to loneliness in older adults under the care of a live-in foreign home care worker. The Journal of Psychology, 146, 189-200. (IF: 0.804, R 74/126 - Psychology multidisciplinary, Q3, V).

*33a. Similar version of this paper was published as a chapter in an edited book: see item E 3.

  1. Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Soffer, Y., & Shrira, A. (2012). Mental health consequences of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster: Are the grandchildren of people living in Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the drop of the atomic bomb more vulnerable? World Psychiatry, 11, 133. (IF: 8.974, R 3/121 - Psychiatry, Q1, V).

 

  1. Kavé, G., Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Spalter, T., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D., (2012). Formal education level versus self-rated literacy as predictors of cognitive aging. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 67, 697-704. (IF: 3.006, R 5/31 -Gerontology, Q1, V).

 

  1. Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Possick, C. (2012). Vulnerability and resilience in a group intervention with hospital personnel during exposure to extreme and prolonged war stress. Pre-hospital Disaster Medicine, 26, 1-6 (V).

 

  1. Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., Aviel, O., Dubiner, Y., Baruch, E., Soffer, Y., & Shrira, A. (2012). Mental health and Disaster related attitudes among Japanese after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 46, 688-690. (IF: 4.066, R 18/121 - Psychiatry, Q1, V).

 

  1. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M. (2012). The effect of prolonged exposure to war-related stress among hospital personnel with different affect patterns: Lessons from the second Lebanon war and the Gaza "cast-lead" operation. European Journal of Psychotraumatology,3, 7165. http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/ejpt.v3i0.7165, (V).

 

  1. 39. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M., Shiovitz Ezra, S., & Ayalon, L. (2012). Self- and other-oriented potential lifetime traumatic events as predictors of loneliness in the second half of life. Aging and Mental Health, 16, 423-430. (IF: 1.667, R 12/31-Gerontology, Q2, V).

 

  1. Ayalon, L., Shiovitz-Ezra, S., & Palgi, Y. (2013). Associations of loneliness in married men and women. Aging and Mental Health, 17, 33-39. (IF: 1.781, R 11/31 - Gerontology, Q2, V).

 

  1. Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Aviel, O., Dubiner, Y., Baruch, E., Sofer, Y., & Shrira, A. (2013). Face it: Collecting mental health and disaster related data using Facebook vs. personal interview: The case of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Psychiatry Research, 208, 91-93. (IF: 2.682, R 36/124 - Psychiatry, Q2, V).

 

  1. Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Hamama-Raz, Y., Rubin, G. J., & Goodwin, R. (2013). The association between disaster related experiences and self-reported recollections of national trauma to posttraumatic stress symptoms following Hurricane Sandy. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 74, 280. (IF: 5.139, R 7/111 - Clinical psychology, Q1, V).

 

  1. Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Hamama-Raz, Y., Soffer, Y., & Shrira, A. (2013). Against all odds: A preliminary study comparing hospital personnel and rescue personnel reactions to Haiti’s Earthquake. General Hospital Psychiatry, 35, 1-2. (IF: 2.898, R 32/124 - Psychiatry, Q2, V).

 

  1. Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Hamama-Raz, Y., Soffer, Y., & Shrira, A. (2013). Subjective assessments of threats and their association to posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms: The case of the 2011 Japan earthquake and nuclear disaster. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 74, 1265-1266. (IF: 5.139, R 7/111 - Clinical psychology, Q1, V).

 

  1. Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Hamama-Raz, Y., Soffer, Y., & Shrira, A. (2013). Reactions to 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami: A preliminary matching study comparing nurses and civilians. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 201, 534-536. (IF: 1.812, R 53/124 - Psychiatry, Q2, V).

 

  1. Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Rubin, G. J., Hamama-Raz, Y., & Goodwin, R. (2013). The association between self-reported change in vote for the presidential election of 2012 and recollections of national trauma to posttraumatic stress response among New York Metropolitan Area residents following Hurricane Sandy. Psychiatry Research, 210, 1304-1306. (IF: 2.682, R 36/124 - Psychiatry, Q2, V).

 

  1. 4 Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Abrahami, Y., Hodedi, E., Haber, Y., Wolf, J.J., Goldary, O., & Shacham-Shmueli, E. (2013). The association between life satisfaction and adherence to treatment among patients with stage three gastric cancer. European Journal of Oncology, 18, 39-47. (IF: 0.220, R 198/203 - Oncology, Q4).

 

  1. Bodner, E., Palgi, Y., & Kaveh, D. (2013). Does the relationship between affect complexity and self-esteem differ in the young-old and the old-old? Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Science, 68, 665-673. (IF: 2.852, R 6/31 - Gerontology, Q1, V).

 

  1. Goodwin, R., Palgi, Y., Hamma-Raz, Y., Ben-Ezra, M. (2013). In the eye of the storm or the bullseye of the media: Social media use during Hurricane Sandy as a predictor of post-traumatic stress. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 47, 1099-1100. (IF: 4.092, R 16/124 - Psychiatry, Q1, V).

 

  1. Palgi Y. (2013). Are ongoing cumulative chronic stressors associated with optimism and pessimism in the second half of life? Anxiety Stress and Coping, 26, 674-689. (IF: 1.692, R 40/129 - Psychology multidisciplinary, Q2, V).

 

  1. Palgi, Y. (2013). Ongoing cumulative chronic stressors as predictors of well-being in the second half of life. Journal of Happiness Studies, 14, 1127-1144. (IF: 1.683, R 17/95 - Social sciences interdisciplinary, Q1, V).

 

*52. Ben-Ezra, M., Goodwin, R., Palgi, Y., Kaniasty, K., Crawford, M.Z., Weinberger, A., & Hamama-Raz, Y. (2014). Concomitants of perceived sense of trust in medical and hospital services following Hurricane Sandy. Psychiatry Research, 220, 1160-1162. (IF: 2.467, R 41/133 - Psychiatry, Q2, V).

 

  1. 53. Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., & Hamama-Raz, Y. (2014) Somatization and psychiatric symptoms among hospital nurses exposed to war stressors. The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 50, 182-187. (IF: 0.789, R 120/140 - Psychiatry, Q4, V).

 

  1. 54. Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Walker, R., Manny, A., & Hamama-Raz, Y. (2014). The impact of perinatal death on obstetrics nurses: A longitudinal and cross-sectional examination. Journal of Perinatal Medicine, 42, 75-81. (IF: 1.358, R 69/120 - Pediatrics, Q3, V).

 

  1. Haber, Y., Palgi, Y., Hamama-Raz, Y., Shrira, A., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2014). Predictors of professional quality of life among physicians: The role of risk and protective factors. The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 50, 174-181. (IF: 0.789, R 120/140 - Psychiatry, Q4, V).

 

  1. Letzter-Pouw, S. E., Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M., & Palgi, Y. (2014). Mechanisms of intergenerational transmission of trauma: Perceived transmission of parental burden, posttraumatic symptoms, and holocaust salience in adult offspring of Holocaust survivors and their children. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 6, 420-429. (IF: 2.308, R 37/119 - Clinical psychology, Q2, V; APA Journal).

 

  1. Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., Hamama-Raz, Y., Shacham-Shmueli, E., & Shrira, A. (2014). The effect of age on illness cognition, subjective well-being and psychological distress among gastric cancer patients. Stress & Health, 30, 280-286. (IF: 1.814, R 62/133 - Psychiatry, Q2, V).

*58. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M., Spalter, T., Kavé, G., & Shmotkin, D. (2014). Age-related and death-related differences in emotional complexity. Psychology and Aging, 29, 284-296. (IF:  2.646, R 7/32 - Gerontology, Q1, V; APA Journal).

 

*59. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Goodwin, R., Hamama-Raz, Y., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2014). Fear of aging moderates PTSD symptoms among older adults exposed to Hurricane Sandy. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22, 741. (IF:  4.235, R 2/32 - Gerontology, Q1, V).

 

*60. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Hamama-Raz, Y., Haviv-Palgi, S., Goodwin, R., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2014). Not so close but still extremely loud: Recollection of the World Trade Center terror attack and fear of future terror attacks moderate the association between exposure to Hurricane Sandy and clinical level of posttraumatic stress symptoms. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55, 807-812. (IF:  2.252, R 46/133 - Psychiatry, Q2).

 

*61. Palgi, S., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shrira, A. (2014). I will fear no evil, for I am with me: Mentalization-oriented intervention with PTSD patients – A case study. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 43, 1-10 (V).

 

*62. 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 and Mental Health, 18, 1066-1070. (IF: 1.751, R 11/32- Gerontology, Q2, V).

 

*63.  Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Hamama-Raz, Y., Goodwin, R., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2014). Previous exposure to the World Trade Center Terrorist Attack and posttraumatic symptoms among older adults following Hurricane Sandy. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 77, 374-385. (IF: 3.048, R 33/133 – Psychiatry, Q1, V).

 

#*64. Abu Al Higa, & Palgi, Y. (2015). The relation between how life story is told through life landmarks and successful aging, and regulating role of the cognitive tendency of focusing on positive information. Gerontology and Geriatrics, 42, 103-120. (Hebrew).

 

*65. Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., & Goodwin, R.  (2015). The impact of the ‘Bodies’ exhibition on mental health indices and death related fears: a longitudinal study. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 76, 467-467. (IF:  5.408, R 7/122- Clinical psychology, Q1, V)

 

*66. Ben-Ezra, M., Hamama-Raz, Y., Palgi, S., & Palgi, Y. (2015). Cognitive appraisal and psychological distress among patients with irritable bowel syndrome. The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 52, 54-60. (IF: 0.821, R 123/142  - Psychiatry, Q4, V).

 

*67. Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., Hamama-Raz, Y., & Shrira, A. (2015). Factors predicting risk for PTSD among highly exposed civilians: Two longitudinal studies. Psychiatric Quarterly, 86, 19-32. (IF = 1.430, R 77/133 - Psychiatry, Q3, V).

 

*68. Ben-Ezra, M., Shigemura, J., Palgi, Y., Hamama-Raz, Y., Lavenda, O., Suzuki, M., & Goodwin, R. (2015). From Hiroshima to Fukushima: PTSD symptoms and radiation stigma across regions. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 60, 185-186. (IF: 4.465, R 16/139 - Psychiatry, Q1, V).

 

*69. Ferbstien, R., Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2015). The association between religiosity and psychological factors among Holocaust survivors. Gerontology and Geriatrics, 42, 13-32 (Hebrew).

 

*70. Goodwin, R., Palgi, Y., Lavenda, O., Hamama-Raz, Y., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2015). Association between media use, acute stress disorder and psychological distress following Typhoon Haiyan. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 1, 84, 253-254. (IF = 7.632, R 5/139 - Psychiatry, Q1, V).

 

*71. Hamama-Raz, Y., Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Goodwin, R., Kaniasty, K., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2015). Gender differences in psychological reactions to Hurricane Sandy among New York metropolitan area residents. Psychiatric Quarterly, 86, 285-296. (IF = 1.430, R 77/133 - Psychiatry, Q3, V).

 

*72. Hamama, Y., Shrira, A., Ben Ezra, M., & Palgi, Y. (2015). The Recursive Effects of Quality of Life and Functional Limitation among Older Adult Cancer Patients: Evidence from the Survey of Health and Retirement in Europe. European Journal of Cancer Care, 24, 205-212. (IF = 1.794, R 13/114 - Nursing, Q1, V).

 

*73. Palgi, Y. (2015).  Predictors of the new criteria for probable PTSD among older adults. Psychiatry Research, 230, 777–782. (IF: 2.466, R 42/139 - Psychiatry, Q2, V).

 

*74. Palgi, Y., Gelkopf, M., & Berger, R. (2015). The Inoculating Role of Exposure to Potentially Traumatic Life Events in Prolonged Exposure to Rockets Fire: A Life-span Perspective. Psychiatry Research, 227, 296-301. (IF: 2.466, R 42/139 - Psychiatry, Q2, V).

 

*75. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2015).  Family involvement and Holocaust salience among offspring and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 13, 6-21. (invited paper, V).

 

*76. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., & Zaslavsky, O. (2015).  Quality of life attenuates age-related decline in functional status of older adults. Quality of Life Research, 24, 1835-1843. (IF: 2.429, R 22/153 – Public, environmental & occupational health, Q1, V).

 

#*77. Shasha, T., Palgi, Y., & Cohen, M. (2015).  A comparison of the levels of posttraumatic growth and resilience among Holocaust survivors and comparison group, and their transmission to the second and third generations. Gerontology and Geriatrics, 42, 33-44. (Hebrew).

 

#*78. 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. (IF: 2.010, R 16/57 – Psychology, educational, Q2, V).

 

*79. Shrira, A., Bodner, E., & Palgi, Y. (2015).  Emotional complexity and its effect on psychological distress as a function of chronological age and subjective distance-to-death. Aging and Mental Health. 19, 1056-1062. (IF: 1.861, R 12/32 - Gerontology, Q2, V).

 

*80. Shrira, A., Shmotkin, D., Palgi, Y., Soffer, Y., Hamama Raz, Y., Tal- Katz, P Ben-Ezra, M., & Benight, C.  (2015). How do meaning in life and affect interact in regulating posttraumatic distress?  The case of firefighters exposed to the 2010 Mount Carmel forest fire. The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 52, 68-70. (IF:  0.8219, R 123/142 - Psychiatry, Q4, V).

 

*81. Shrira, A., Zaslavsky, O., LaCroix, A. Z., Rillamas-Sun, E., Schnall, E., Woods, N., Cochrane, B., Garcia, L., Hingle, M., Post, S., Seguin, R., Tindle, H., & Palgi, Y. (2015). Global Quality of Life Modifies Terminal Change in Physical Functioning among Older Adult Women. Age and Ageing, 44, 520-524. (IF: 4.201, R 7/49 – Geriatrics & gerontology, Q1, V).

 

*82. Zaslavsky, O. Palgi, Y., LaCroix, A. Z., Rillamas-Sun, E., Schnall, E., Woods, N., Cochrane, B., Garcia, L., Hingle, M., Post, S., Seguin, R., Tindle, H., & Shrira, A. (2015). The Limits of Optimism: The Effect of Dispositional Optimism on Age-Related and Death-Related Change in Global Quality of Life. Developmental Psychology, 51, 856-863. (IF: 3.116, R 16/69 – Developmental psychology, Q1, V) (APA journal).

 

*83. 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 and Mental Health, 20, 743-751. (IF: 2.658, R 8/32 - Gerontology, Q1, V).

 

*84. Grossman, E., Hoffman, Y., Bodner, E., Palgi, Y., Gottlieb, M., Mesika, O., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shrira, A. (2016). Psychological effects following the Iran nuclear deal: Iranian nuclear threat salience moderates the relationship between PTSD symptoms and sleep problems. Psychiatry Research, 243, 292-294. (IF: 2.466, R 46/139 - Psychiatry, Q2).

 

 

*85. Gur-Yaish, N., Prilutzky, D., & Palgi, Y. (2016). Predictors of psychotherapy use among community-dwelling older adults with depressive symptoms. Clinical Gerontologist, 39, 127-138. (IF:  0.593, R 29/32 - Gerontology, Q4, V).

 

*86. Hamama-Raz, Y., Walker, R., Palgi, Y., Mashiach, R., Lee-Ovadia, K., Manny, A., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2016).  Comorbidity of posttraumatic stress symptoms and depressive symptoms among Obstetric nurses. Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences. 53, 58-63. (IF:  0.789, R 120/140 - Psychiatry, Q4, V).

 

*87. Palgi, Y. (2016). Subjective age and distance-to-death moderate the association between posttraumatic stress symptoms and posttraumatic growth among older adults? Aging and Mental Health. 20, 948-954. (IF: 2. 658, R 8/32 - Gerontology, Q1, V) (7 pages).

 

*88. Palgi, Y., & Shrira, A. (2016). A Cross-cultural longitudinal examination of the effect of cumulative adversity on the mental and physical health of older adults. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 8, 172-179. (IF: 1.584, R 68/121 - Clinical psychology, Q3, V).  (APA journal).

 

*89. Shrira, A., Bodner, E., & Palgi, Y. (2016). Searching for the critical positivity ratio of flourishing individuals: Examining ratios across methodological variations and along the lifespan. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 11, 109-123 (IF: 2.327, R 31/129 - Psychology interdisciplinary, Q1, V).

 

*90. 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. (IF:  2.868, R 6/32 - Gerontology, Q1, V).

 

*91. Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Bodner, E., & Shmotkin, D. (2016). Which category of live adversity accelerates physical impairment among Israeli older adults? European Journal of Ageing, 13, 323-334. (IF:  1.177, R 20/36 - Gerontology, Q3, V).

 

*92. Avidor, S., Palgi, Y., Bodner, E., & Ayalon, L. (2017). Longitudinal associations between age discrimination and mental health: Variations by actual age and estimated maximum age.  Aging & Mental Health, 21, 761-765. (IF: 2.663, R 8/36  - Gerontology, Q1, V).

 

*93. Avidor, S., Palgi, Y., & Solomon, Z. (2017). Lower Subjective Life Expectancy in Later Life is a Risk Factor for Posttraumatic Symptoms among Trauma Survivors. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 9, 198-206. (IF: 2.673, R 37/127 - Clinical psychology, Q2, V). (APA journal).

 

*94. Bodner, E., Ayalon, L., Avidor, S., & Palgi, Y. (2017). Accelerated and slower increase in subjective age as a function of less positive perceptions of aging over a four-year period: Results from the Health and Retirement Study. European Journal of Ageing, 14, 17-27. (IF: 1.450, R 20/36 - Gerontology, Q3)

**95. Hamama-Raz, Y., Palgi, Y., Lavenda, O., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2017). Typhoon survivors' perceptions of well-being - A different view of responses to natural disaster. Plos One, 12, e0184327. (IF: 2.766, R 15/64 - Multidisciplinary sciences, Q1, V)

 

#*96. Keisari, S., & Palgi, Y. (2017).  Life-crossroads on stage: The effect of life review technics in a drama therapy group on aspects of mental health and psychological well-being of older adults. Aging and Mental Health, 21, 1079-1089. (IF: 2.663, R 8/36  - Gerontology, Q1, V).

 

*97. Palgi, Y. (2017). Matter of will: Subjective nearness-to-death moderates the association between probable PTSD and the will-to-live among older adults. Psychiatry Research, 249, 180-186. (IF: 2.223, R 61/142 - Psychiatry, Q2).

 

*98. Palgi, Y., Ayalon, L., Avidor, S., & Bodner, E., (2017). Changes in positive and negative affect as predictors of change in felt age: Results from the health and retirement study. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 12, 605-612. (IF: 2.594, R 25/135 - Psychology interdisciplinary, Q1).

 

**99. Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shrira, A. (2017). The theoretical and psychometric properties of the Subjective Traumatic Outlook (STO) questionnaire. Psychiatry Research, 253, 165-173. (IF: 2.223, R 61/142 - Psychiatry, Q2).

 

*100. Palgi, Y., Bensimon, M., & Bodner, E. (2017). Motives of mentalization among older adults exposed to potentially traumatic life events. Traumatology, 23, 273-281.  (APA journal).

 

 

**101. Palgi, Y., Grossman, E., Hoffman, Y., Pitcho-Prelorentzos, S., David, U.Y., Ben-Ezra, M., (2017). When the human spirit helps? The moderating role of somatization on the association between Olympic game viewing and the will-to-live. Psychiatry Research, 257, 438-440. (IF: 2.223, R 61/142 - Psychiatry, Q2).

 

 

**102. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., & Hoffman, Y., )2017). Negative and positive perceptions of media sources and PTSD symptoms among older adults exposed to missile attacks. Personality and Individual Differences, 119, 185-188. (IF: 1.967, R 24/63 – Social Psychology, Q2, V).

 

**103. Segel-Karpas, D., Shrira, A., & Palgi, Y. (2017). The reciprocal relationship between depression and physical morbidity: The role of subjective age. Health Psychology, 36, 848-851.  (IF:  3.177, R 27/127 – Psychology, Clinical, Q1).

 

*104. Shrira, A., Shmotkin, D., Palgi, Y., Hoffman, Y., Bodner, E., Ben-Ezra, M., Litwin, H. (2017). Older adults exposed to ongoing and intense time-limited missile attacks: Differences in symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 80, 64-78. (IF: 2.186, R 62/142 – Psychiatry, Q2, V).

 

**105. Bodner, E., Hoffman, Y., Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., (2018). A Light in a Sea of Darkness: The Moderating Role of Emotional Complexity in the PTSD Symptoms-Successful Aging Association. Aging and Mental Health, 22, 826-833. (IF: 2.956, R 7/36  - Gerontology, Q1, V).

 

**106. Gum, A., Segel-Karpas, D., Avidor, S., Ayalon, L., Bodner, E., & Palgi, Y., (2018). Grip strength and quality of life in the second half of life: Hope as a moderator. Aging and Mental Health, 22, 1600-1605.  (IF: 2.956, R 7/36 - Gerontology, Q1, V).

 

**107. Hoffman, Y., Shrira, A., Kedar, M., Ben-Ezra, M., Koren, L., Grossman, E., Dinnayi, M., Bayan, R., Palgi, Y., & Zivotofsky, A.Z. (2018). Complex PTSD and its correlates amongst female Yazidi victims of sexual Jihad residing in Post-ISIS Camps. World Psychiatry. 17, 112-113. (IF: 34.024, R 1/142 - Psychiatry, Q1, V).

 

#**108. Keisari, S., Yaniv, D., Palgi, Y., Gesser-Edelsburg, A. (2018). Conducting Playback Theatre with Older Adults – A Therapist’s Perspective.  Arts in Psychotherapy, 60, 72-81. (IF: 1.348, R 86/127 –psychology, clinical Q3, V).

 

**109. Palgi, Y., Avidor, S., Shrira, A., Bodner, E., Ben-Ezra, M., Zaslavsky, O., & Hoffman, Y. (2018). Perception counts: The moderating role of Inner perspective of trauma on PTSD symptoms across time. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 81, 361-375. (IF: 1.873, R 76/142 – Psychiatry, Q3, V).

 

**110. Palgi, Y., Ayalon, L., Avidor, S., Bodner, E., & Segal-Karpas, D. (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. (IF: 2.208, R 62/142 - Psychiatry, Q2, V).

 

**111. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Kavé, G., Rubinstien, T., & Shmotkin, D. (2018). What Factors Older Adults Consider when Estimating the Time Left for Them to Live?

Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 74, 69-73. (IF:  3.213, R 5/32 - Gerontology, Q1, V).

 

**112. Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Hoffman, Y., Avidor, S., Bodner, E., Ben-Ezra, M., & Bensimon, M. (2018). Subjective age moderates the reciprocal effects between posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and physical functioning.  Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1746. (IF:  2.129, R 40/137 – Psychology, multidisciplinary, Q2).

 

**113.  Mahat-Shamir, M., Lavenda, O., Palgi, Y., Hamama-Raz, Y., Greenblatt Kimron, L., Pitcho-Prelorentzos, S., Ring, L., Bar-Shua, E., & Ben-Ezra, M.  (2019). Subjective Traumatic Outlook as a screening tool for psychological trauma: Cut-off values and diagnostic criteria. Psychiatry Research, 273, 121-126. (IF: 2.208, R 62/142 - Psychiatry, Q2, V).

 

**114. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Avidor, S., Hoffman, Y., Bodner, E., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2019). Understanding the Long-Term Connections between Posttraumatic Stress, Subjective Age, and Successful Aging among Midlife and Older Adults. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 10, 1583523. (IF: 3. 020, R 28/130 – Psychology, clinical, Q1, V)

 

**115. Segel-Karpas, D., Palgi, Y. (2019). “I am just having a senior moment”: The Role of Subjective age in the effect of memory decline on self-rated memory. Aging and Mental Health, 23, 272-276. (IF:  2.956, R 7/36 - Gerontology, Q1, V).

 

Accepted for Publication

 

**116. Levaot, Y., Greene, T., & Palgi, Y., Making and receiving offers of help on social media following disaster predict posttraumatic growth but not posttraumatic stress. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. (IF: 1.031, R 136/164 – Public, environmental and occupational health, Q4, V).

 

 

#**117. Shifriss, R, Bodner, E, Palgi, Y,. Don’t let me down: The effect of age and chosen music on mood is moderated by focus on emotions. Journal of Positive Psychology. (IF: 3.225, R 22/137 - Psychology multidisciplinary, Q1, V).

 

**#118. Spitzer, N., Segel-Karpas, D., & Palgi, Y., The interaction between close social relationships and subjective age predicts loneliness. International Psychogeriatrics. (IF: 2.478, R 43/130 - Psychology clinical, Q2, V).

 

 

**119. Shrira, A., Segel-Karpas, D., Bodner, E., & Palgi, Y. Subjective age and emotion covariation: Findings from two daily experience studies. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences (IF:  3.418, R 5/36 - Gerontology, Q1, V).

 

 

  1. E. Articles or Chapters in Scientific Books

      (which are not Conference Proceedings)

Published

 

  1. Shmotkin, D., Shrira, A., & Palgi, Y. (2010). Families of Holocaust survivors. In Y. Brick, & A. Lowenstein (Eds.), The elderly and the family: Multi-generational aspects of aging (pp. 129-145). Jerusalem: Eshel (Hebrew).

 

  1. Shmotkin, D., Shrira, A., & Palgi, Y. (2011). Does trauma linger into old-old age: Using the Holocaust experience as a paradigm. In L. W. Poon & J. Cohen-Mansfield (Eds.), Understanding well-being in the oldest old (pp. 81-95). New York: Cambridge University Press.

 

  1. Ayalon, L., Shiovitz-Ezra, S., & Palgi, Y. (2013). No place like home? Potential pathways to loneliness in older adults under the care of a live-in foreign home care worker. In A. Rokach, (Ed.). Loneliness updated: Recent research on loneliness and how it affects our Lives (pp. 189-199). New York: Routledge.

 

  1. Palgi, Y. (2015). Psychological assessment of older adults. In D. Prilutzky, & M. Cohen (Eds.), Practical Gerontology: Professional interventions with old adults (pp.33-63). Jerusalem, Eshel (Hebrew).

 

*5. Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., & Shmotkin, D. (2015). Aging with trauma across the lifetime and experiencing trauma in old age: Vulnerability and resilience intertwined. In K. E. Cherry, Traumatic stress and long-term recovery: Coping with disasters and other negative life events (pp. 293-308). New York: Springer.

**6. Bodner, E., Palgi, Y., & Wyman, M. F. (2018). The impact of ageism on mental health assessment and treatment of older adults. In L., Ayalon, & C., Tesch-Römer (Eds.), European perspectives on ageism. New York: Springer.