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Israel, Psychology in

  1. Shira Tibon

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0472

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Tibon, S. 2010. Israel, Psychology in. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

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  1. Bar-Ilan University and Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yaffo, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


With repeated experiences of warfare and terror threats and a wide range of social problems, psychology in Israel might be described as linking together general and country-specific science and practice. This description can be found in documents dating back to 1935, when Kurt Lewin negotiated his candidacy for establishing the first academic psychology department in what was then Palestine, at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.