Speaker: Dr. Eva Gilboa-Schechtman

Time: 1pm-2:30pm, 17 October, 2019

Venue: 1115,wangkezhen Bldg

Abstract: Social anxiety disorder is a prevalent condition associated with severe psychological, interpersonal, and professional consequences. Multiple theoretical accounts postulate that sensitivity to dominance cues and submissive behaviors are at the core of this condition. This pattern is expected to be exacerbated in the face of social threats (Gilbert, 1998; Leary, 2001; Ohman & Mineka, 2001) and only partially alleviated under conditions of social acceptance (e.g., Gilboa-Schechtman et al., 2013; Weeks & Heimberg, 2012). The present talk explore the ways in which social anxiety affects the interplay between social rank and belongingness systems by focusing on the ways social standing is renegotiated following changes in belongingness.

Bio: Professor Eva Gilboa-Schechtman is a researcher in the Department of Psychology, a member of the Gonda Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Center in Bar-Ilan University, and a licensed and practicing clinical psychology.

Professor Gilboa-Schechtman's current research is concerned with the understanding of the mechanisms underlying mood and anxiety disorders, such as Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We are interested in the identification of cognitive and expressive markers associated with the onset and maintenance of SAD and MDD. To address this question, we use subjective, cognitive, behavioral, hormonal, and imaging methods. We are also involved in the examination of the effectiveness of established, as well as in the development of novel, treatment methodologies, such as those

Host: Dr. Jian Li