Golan Shahar

Summary

Affiliation: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Do PTSD symptoms and trauma-related cognitions about the self constitute a vicious cycle? Evidence for both cognitive vulnerability and scarring models
    Golan Shahar
    The Stress, Risk, and Resilience Lab, Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Psychiatry Res 205:79-84. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint In severely suicidal young adults, hopelessness, depressive symptoms, and suicidal ideation constitute a single syndrome
    Golan Shahar
    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, IsraelFlorida State University, FL, USA
    Psychol Med 36:913-22. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Defensive projection, superimposed on simplistic object relations, erodes patient-provider relationships in high-risk pregnancy: an empirical investigation
    Golan Shahar
    Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Am Psychoanal Assoc 58:953-74. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint The action formulation: a proposed heuristic for clinical case formulation
    Golan Shahar
    The Risk Resilience Lab, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Clin Psychol 62:1115-27. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Clinical action: introduction to the special section on the action perspective in clinical psychology
    Golan Shahar
    The Risk Resilience Lab, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Clin Psychol 62:1053-64. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Hypomanic symptoms predict an increase in narcissistic and histrionic personality disorder features in suicidal young adults
    Golan Shahar
    Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Depress Anxiety 25:892-8. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Self-criticism and depressive symptomatology interact to predict middle school academic achievement
    Golan Shahar
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, 205 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    J Clin Psychol 62:147-55. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Longitudinal associations between negative symptoms and social functioning in schizophrenia: the moderating role of employment status and setting
    Dafna Weinberg
    Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
    Psychiatry 72:370-81. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Terrorism-related perceived stress, adolescent depression, and social support from friends
    Golan Shahar
    University of the Negev, Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
    Pediatrics 124:e235-40. 2009
  10. doi request reprint What measure of interpersonal dependency predicts changes in social support?
    Golan Shahar
    Department Behavioral Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
    J Pers Assess 90:61-5. 2008

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Publications49

  1. doi request reprint Do PTSD symptoms and trauma-related cognitions about the self constitute a vicious cycle? Evidence for both cognitive vulnerability and scarring models
    Golan Shahar
    The Stress, Risk, and Resilience Lab, Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Psychiatry Res 205:79-84. 2013
    ..PTSD symptoms and negative cognitions regarding the self thus appear to form a vicious cognitive-symptomatic cycle which might impede recovery...
  2. ncbi request reprint In severely suicidal young adults, hopelessness, depressive symptoms, and suicidal ideation constitute a single syndrome
    Golan Shahar
    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, IsraelFlorida State University, FL, USA
    Psychol Med 36:913-22. 2006
    ..Despite voluminous research on the role of hopelessness and depression in suicidality, a systematic examination of various causal models pertaining to these variables is conspicuous in its absence...
  3. doi request reprint Defensive projection, superimposed on simplistic object relations, erodes patient-provider relationships in high-risk pregnancy: an empirical investigation
    Golan Shahar
    Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Am Psychoanal Assoc 58:953-74. 2010
    ..Implications for psychoanalytically oriented assessment and treatment, and for the rift between psychoanalysis and research, are discussed...
  4. ncbi request reprint The action formulation: a proposed heuristic for clinical case formulation
    Golan Shahar
    The Risk Resilience Lab, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Clin Psychol 62:1115-27. 2006
    ..Links between TAF and emerging issues in clinical assessment are discussed...
  5. ncbi request reprint Clinical action: introduction to the special section on the action perspective in clinical psychology
    Golan Shahar
    The Risk Resilience Lab, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Clin Psychol 62:1053-64. 2006
    ..Presenting novel conceptualizations and data on the ways in which individuals actively shape their environment, these articles highlight the potential of AT for improving clinical science and practice...
  6. ncbi request reprint Hypomanic symptoms predict an increase in narcissistic and histrionic personality disorder features in suicidal young adults
    Golan Shahar
    Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Depress Anxiety 25:892-8. 2008
    ..An exclusive use of self-report measures might have contributed to shared method variance. Results are consistent with the notion that hypomanic symptoms increase narcissistic personality disorder tendencies...
  7. ncbi request reprint Self-criticism and depressive symptomatology interact to predict middle school academic achievement
    Golan Shahar
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, 205 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    J Clin Psychol 62:147-55. 2006
    ..This finding illustrates the need to integrate research on personality and psychopathology into educational psychology...
  8. doi request reprint Longitudinal associations between negative symptoms and social functioning in schizophrenia: the moderating role of employment status and setting
    Dafna Weinberg
    Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
    Psychiatry 72:370-81. 2009
    ..These results are consistent with action models of psychopathology and encourage heightened sensitivity to individual symptomatic profiles in the course of vocational rehabilitation...
  9. ncbi request reprint Terrorism-related perceived stress, adolescent depression, and social support from friends
    Golan Shahar
    University of the Negev, Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
    Pediatrics 124:e235-40. 2009
    ..Terrorism leads to adolescent depression, but little is known about protective factors. We investigated 90 adolescents (in grades 7-9) residing in Dimona, Israel, before and after their exposure to a suicide bombing...
  10. doi request reprint What measure of interpersonal dependency predicts changes in social support?
    Golan Shahar
    Department Behavioral Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
    J Pers Assess 90:61-5. 2008
    ..DEQ-dependency appears to capture better than the other 2 measures the dialectic tension between risk and resilience in interpersonal dependency...
  11. doi request reprint Participation-engagement: a philosophically based heuristic for prioritizing clinical interventions in the treatment of comorbid, complex, and chronic psychiatric conditions
    Golan Shahar
    Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Psychiatry 72:154-76. 2009
    ..Implications for clinical assessment and the therapeutic relationship are discussed...
  12. doi request reprint Role of the self in schizophrenia: a multidimensional examination of short-term outcomes
    Dafna Weinberg
    Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
    Psychiatry 75:285-97. 2012
    ..Thus, all four self-concept aspects were shown to be pertinent to the experience of schizophrenia, albeit in different ways. Special attention should be directed to self-concept clarity, which embeds both risk and resilience...
  13. ncbi request reprint An interactive-synergetic approach to the assessment of personality vulnerability to depression: Illustration using the adolescent version of the Depressive Experiences Questionnaire
    Golan Shahar
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    J Clin Psychol 60:605-25. 2004
    ..Results illuminate the synergetic interplay among dimensions of risk and resilience in clinical research and practice...
  14. ncbi request reprint Interpersonal relatedness, self-definition, and their motivational orientation during adolescence: a theoretical and empirical integration
    Golan Shahar
    Department of Psychiatry and the Yale Program for Poverty, Disability, and Urban Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Dev Psychol 39:470-83. 2003
    ..Controlled motivation, predicted by self-criticism and maladaptive neediness, did not predict negative events. Results illustrate the centrality of protective, pleasure-related processes in adaptive adolescent development...
  15. doi request reprint Pain specialists' evaluation of patient's prognosis during the first visit predicts subsequent depression and the affective dimension of pain
    Zvia Rudich
    Division of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pain Med 11:446-52. 2010
    ..To examine the predictive value of physician's prognosis after patient's first visit to a pain specialty clinic...
  16. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms erode self-esteem in severe mental illness: a three-wave, cross-lagged study
    Golan Shahar
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 71:890-900. 2003
    ..These findings, which are consistent with the scar model, highlight the fragile nature of the self and the importance of social functioning in recovery from SMI...
  17. doi request reprint What are sleep-related experiences? Associations with transliminality, psychological distress, and life stress
    Nirit Soffer-Dudek
    The Risk Resilience Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
    Conscious Cogn 18:891-904. 2009
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  18. ncbi request reprint Social support buffers the effects of terrorism on adolescent depression: findings from Sderot, Israel
    Christopher C Henrich
    Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302 5010, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 47:1073-6. 2008
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  19. ncbi request reprint The person in recovery from acute and severe psychosis: the role of dependency, self-criticism, and efficacy
    Golan Shahar
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 74:480-8. 2004
    ..These findings elucidate the central role of interpersonal relatedness as a foundation for self-definition in recovery from psychosis...
  20. ncbi request reprint Effects of exposure to rocket attacks on adolescent distress and violence: a 4-year longitudinal study
    Christopher C Henrich
    Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302 5010, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 52:619-27. 2013
    ..The effects of Israeli adolescents' exposure to rocket attacks over time were examined, focusing on anxiety, depression, aggression, and violence commission...
  21. doi request reprint Does war hurt? Effects of media exposure after missile attacks on chronic pain
    Sheera F Lerman
    Department of Psychology, The Self and Health Laboratory, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, P O Box 653, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
    J Clin Psychol Med Settings 20:56-63. 2013
    ..These findings contribute to the understanding of the effects of terrorism on physical and emotional distress and identify chronic pain patients as a vulnerable population requiring special attention during terrorism-related stress...
  22. doi request reprint Distinguishing affective and somatic dimensions of pain and depression: a confirmatory factor analytic study
    Sheera F Lerman
    Department of Psychology, The Stress and Personality Laboratory, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Clin Psychol 66:456-65. 2010
    ..This finding justifies further examination of the casual relationship between pain and depression...
  23. ncbi request reprint Weapon violence in adolescence: parent and school connectedness as protective factors
    Christopher C Henrich
    Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 30302 5010, USA
    J Adolesc Health 37:306-12. 2005
    ..Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), we investigated weapon violence involving violence exposure and commission, as well as the protective roles of parent and school connectedness over time...
  24. doi request reprint Depression and sexual satisfaction among female medical students: surprising findings from a pilot study
    Tal Peleg-Sagy
    Stress, Risk, and Resilience Lab, Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
    Psychiatry 75:167-75. 2012
    ..Results suggest that female medical students involved in romantic relationships pay a high emotional price for their conflicting role demands...
  25. ncbi request reprint Daily stress interacts with trait dissociation to predict sleep-related experiences in young adults
    Nirit Soffer-Dudek
    Stress and Personality Lab, Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
    J Abnorm Psychol 120:719-29. 2011
    ..Flawed sleep-wake transitions, previously linked to dissociation and sleep-related experiences, might account for this effect...
  26. doi request reprint The importance of modeling comorbidity using an intra-individual, time-series approach
    Dana Tzur-Bitan
    Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84105 Israel
    Behav Brain Sci 33:172-3. 2010
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  27. ncbi request reprint Short-term predictive effects of the looming cognitive style on anxiety disorder symptoms under restrictive methodological conditions
    John H Riskind
    Department of Psychology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
    Behav Res Ther 45:1765-77. 2007
    ..These findings support the looming vulnerability theory of anxiety, and encourage further attention into the possible role of the LCS as a cognitive antecedent and moderator of changes in a spectrum of anxiety syndromes...
  28. ncbi request reprint Supportive relationships and sexual risk behavior in adolescence: an ecological-transactional approach
    Christopher C Henrich
    Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, PO Box 5010, Atlanta, Georgia 30302, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 31:286-97. 2006
    ..To examine the longitudinal associations between supportive relationships with friends and parents and sexual risk behavior in adolescence based on an ecological-transactional perspective...
  29. ncbi request reprint The looming maladaptive style predicts shared variance in anxiety disorder symptoms: further support for a cognitive model of vulnerability to anxiety
    Nathan L Williams
    Department of Psychology, 216 Memorial Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 19:157-75. 2005
    ..Structural equations modeling analyses provided support for our hypothesis that LMS predicts shared variance in anxiety disorder symptoms and suggest that this cognitive style may be an overarching dimension of vulnerability to anxiety...
  30. ncbi request reprint Cognitive mechanisms underlying implicit negative self concept in dysphoria
    Gal Sheppes
    Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Isreal
    Emotion 8:386-94. 2008
    ..No group differences were evinced in smoothness of set operation. These results suggest that the shield protecting nondysphorics from maintaining negative mental sets is absent in dysphorics...
  31. ncbi request reprint Psychoanalysis--with whom, for what, and how? Comparisons with psychotherapy
    Sidney J Blatt
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    J Am Psychoanal Assoc 52:393-447. 2004
    ..SEP, by contrast, was effective only in reducing maladaptive interpersonal tendencies and only with dependent, unreflective, more affectively labile anaclitic patients, possibly by containing or limiting their associative capacities...
  32. ncbi request reprint Patients' self-criticism is a stronger predictor of physician's evaluation of prognosis than pain diagnosis or severity in chronic pain patients
    Zvia Rudich
    The Pain Clinic, Division of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Pain 9:210-6. 2008
    ..Thus, in the chronic pain clinic setting, patients' personality, rather than self-reported pain experience, determines doctor's clinical judgment of expected prognosis...
  33. ncbi request reprint The prospective associations between depression and sexual satisfaction among female medical students
    Tal Peleg-Sagy
    Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University of Negev, Beersheva, Israel
    J Sex Med 10:1737-43. 2013
    ..High-achieving women--such as female medical students, interns, and residents--might be particularly prone to both depression and sexual dissatisfaction...
  34. doi request reprint Lucid dreaming and resilience in the face of exposure to terrorism
    Nirit Soffer-Dudek
    Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
    J Trauma Stress 24:125-8. 2011
    ..Both indirect exposure through media and perceived stress predicted an increase in distress during the 3-year interval under low, but not high, levels of lucid dreams. Possible mechanisms are discussed...
  35. doi request reprint Depression in systemic lupus erythematosus: the key role of illness intrusiveness and concealment of symptoms
    Emanuel Schattner
    Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Psychiatry 73:329-40. 2010
    ..These findings, viewed within the methodological limitations of this study, indicate the centrality of perceptions, of the 'lived experience' of the illness, in the detection and treatment of depression among women with SLE...
  36. pmc Sleep and the transition to adolescence: a longitudinal study
    Avi Sadeh
    The Adler Center for Research in Child Development and Psychopathology, Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv, Israel
    Sleep 32:1602-9. 2009
    ..To assess the links between sleep and pubertal development using a longitudinal design...
  37. ncbi request reprint Role of perfectionism and personality disorder features in response to brief treatment for depression
    Golan Shahar
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 71:629-33. 2003
    ..Results highlight the central role played by patients' personality in the course of brief treatment for depression...
  38. ncbi request reprint Play, pleasure, and other positive life events: "non-specific" factors in recovery from mental illness?
    Larry Davidson
    Department of Psychiatry, Program on Recovery and Community Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06513, USA
    Psychiatry 69:151-63. 2006
    ..We conclude by considering briefly the implications of this research for clinical practice...
  39. ncbi request reprint Stability of the patient-by-treatment interaction in the Menninger Psychotherapy Research Project
    Sidney J Blatt
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, 25 Park Street, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Bull Menninger Clin 68:23-38. 2004
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Effect of exposure to terrorism on sleep-related experiences in Israeli young adults
    Nirit Soffer-Dudek
    Stress and Personality StreP Lab, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
    Psychiatry 73:264-76. 2010
    ..Surprisingly, GSEs were negatively correlated with physical exposure variables. We suggest that GSEs may be related to a ruminative coping style (i.e., not "letting go," both by day and by night)...
  41. doi request reprint Quality of depression among suicidal inpatient youth
    Anat Brunstein Klomek
    Department of Psychology, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Arch Suicide Res 12:133-40. 2008
    ..The distinctive quality of depression among suicidal adolescents suggests assessment and treatment strategies for these individuals...
  42. doi request reprint 'I used to dream of lupus as some sort of creature': Chronic illness as an internal object
    Emanuel Schattner
    Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 78:466-72. 2008
    ..Through their experience, the study of risk and resilience in chronic illness may be advanced...
  43. ncbi request reprint Emotional first aid for a suicide crisis: comparison between Telephonic hotline and internet
    Itzhak Gilat
    Israeli Association for Emotional First Aid ERAN, Risk Resilience Laboratory of Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Psychiatry 70:12-8. 2007
    ..These findings encourage further research into suicide-related interpersonal exchanges in asynchronous online support groups...
  44. doi request reprint An integrative psychotherapist's account of his focus when treating self-critical patients
    Golan Shahar
    Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, 800 Ben Gurion Avenues, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
    Psychotherapy (Chic) 50:322-5. 2013
    ..Finally, I outline three types of interventions I attempt to implement in each session: (1) Multiple-Selves Analysis (MSA); (2) Behavioral Activation (BA), conceptualized integratively; and (3) use of therapist's presence...
  45. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based psychiatric practice? Long live the (individual) difference
    Nirit Soffer
    Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 44:301-8. 2007
    ..Clinical and policy implications of this conclusion are discussed...
  46. ncbi request reprint An action model of socially disruptive behaviors committed by persons with severe mental illness: the role of self-reported childhood abuse and suspiciousness-hostility
    Golan Shahar
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, 205 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Suite 306, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Psychiatry 66:42-52. 2003
    ..Our results encourage further exploration of the role of childhood maltreatment in the adaptation of people with severe mental illness...
  47. doi request reprint On becoming a first-time mother after an emergency Caesarean section: a journey from alienation to symbolic adoption
    Shirley Herishanu-Gilutz
    Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, 84105, Israel
    J Health Psychol 14:967-81. 2009
    ..In the context of object-relations theory, the findings, will potentially inform psychological care in obstetrics and gynaecology...
  48. ncbi request reprint The social context of adolescent suicide attempts: interactive effects of parent, peer, and school social relations
    Sean Kidd
    St Joseph s Healthcare, Centre for Mountain Health Services MHR, 100 West 5th St, Hamilton, Ontario Canada, L8N 3K7
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 36:386-95. 2006
    ..Results indicated the need to understand suicidal behavior as a component of interactive social processes in the design of clinical interventions...
  49. ncbi request reprint Personality matters: a special issue in honor of Sidney J. Blatt
    Golan Shahar
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 44:251-4. 2007
    ..An interview with Blatt, and his response to the articles in his honor, conclude this special issue...