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Dr. Maya Benish-Weisman

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Dr. Maya Benish-Weisman is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Counseling and Human Development, University of Haifa and currently a visiting scholar at the Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley. She received her PhD at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Psychology Department at the Graduate Center, the City University of New York and at Prof. Ariel Knafo’s lab at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she gained expertise in designs and methods of behavioral genetics. Her academic research focuses on how context and genetics affects people, especially children and their development. Specifically, she researches the psychological effect of context change including traveling between contexts such as in case of immigration or negotiation between ontexts for minorities. She currently leads a longitudinal study about the relationship between values, genetics and social behavior among adolescents in an educational context.