Psychology Department and
the Gonda Brain Science Center
Bar Ilan University
My research focuses on understanding and treatment of anxiety and depression. I am especially fascinated by the ways non-verbal cues and ordinary social rebuffs combine to maintain social anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. I take a multi-method approach by measuring phenomenological, cognitive, behavioral, and biological indices of emotional responses.
I am also interested in developing and testing effective treatments, and understanding the mechanisms behind their effectiveness. Together with collaborators, I have examined the efficacy of cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic interventions for social anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorders.
Gilboa-Schechtman, E., Foa, E. B., & Amir, N. (1999). Attentional biases for facial expressions in social phobia: The effects of target and distractor in “face-in-the-crowd” task. Cognition & Emotion, 13, 305-318.
Gilboa-Schechtman, E. & Shahar, G. (2006). The sooner, the better: Temporal patterns in brief treatment of depression and their role in long-term outcome. Psychotherapy Research, 16, 374-384.
Gilboa-Schechtman, E., Foa, E., Shafran, N., Aderka, I., Powers, M., Rachamim, L., Rosenbach, L., Yadin, E., & Apter, A. (2010). Prolonged Exposure vs. Dynamic Therapy for Adolescent PTSD: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Weisman, O., Aderka, I, Marom, S. Hermesh, H., Gilboa-Schechtman, E. (2011). Social rank and affiliation in social anxiety disorder. Behavioral Research and Therapy.