MA Student

Shir Shvo

Shir is studying for her MA degree in developmental psychology at BGU. She received her BA in Psychology and Human Resources from the University of Haifa. Shir is part of the MAMA research team. She is interested in examining the relations between prenatal maternal depressive symptoms and maternal cry processing, and the moderating role of maternal self-criticism - a personality profile characterized by excessive concern with self-worth and achievement.

shir.shvo@gmail.com 

MA Student

Noy Benita

Noy is studying for her MA degree in developmental psychology at BGU. She received her BA in psychology and cognition and neuroscience from BGU. In our lab, Noy is part of the MAMA research team. In her research, she examines how the link between maternal depressive symptoms and cry processing in the prenatal period can be moderated by maternal self-regulatory abilities as measured by behavioral, cognitive, and physiological aspects of self-regulation.

noybenita@gmail.com

MA Student

Gilad Ben-David

Gilad is studying for his MA degree in experimental psychology, cognition and neuroscience at BGU under the joint supervision of Dr. Noa Gueron-Sela and Dr. Ravid Doron. He received his BA in psychology from the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo. In our lab, Gilad is working on the preterm mouse model project. He is specifically interested in cognitive deficits associated with premature birth, such as memory functions and problem-solving, and the biological indicators of these outcomes.

gbd992@gmail.com

MA Student

Aseel Massalha

Aseel is studying for her M.A degree in developmental psychology at BGU. She received her B.A in Psychology and Education from Ben-Gurion university. She is interested in studying the association between the social support and postpartum depression in Bedouin women following the birth of a preterm infant. Aseel was recently granted the Council for Higher Education scholarship for members of the Arab community.

aseelma@post.bgu.ac.il

MA Student

Dafna Bar

Dafna is studying for her MA degree in developmental psychology at BGU. She received her BA in Psychology and Communication from BGU. In our lab, Dafna is part of the parental mobile device use (PMU) research team. She is particularly interested in infants’ behavioral responses to parental mobile device use, and in the changes in the maternal contingent responsiveness to the infant while the mobile device is present.   

dafnabar10@gmail.com‏ 

MA Student

Yael Rozenblatt

Yael is studying for her MA degree in the developmental psychology program at BGU. She received her BA in psychology, cognition and neuroscience from BGU. She also completed a Masters degree in educational counseling at Tel-Aviv University. Her thesis examined mother-child interactions in families of children with Autism from a dyadic dynamic systems approach. In our lab, Yael is part of the parental mobile device use (PMU) research team. She is particularly interested in infants’ physiological responses to parental mobile device use, as measured through changes in autonomic functioning.  

yaelroz87@gmail.com 

MA Student

Ahmad Mari

Ahmad is studying for his M.A degree in developmental psychology at BGU under the joint supervision of Prof. Naama Atzaba-Poria and Dr. Noa Gueron-Sela. He received his B.A in Psychology from Haifa university in 2019. Ahmad also participated in the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Student Leaders Program, in which he studied leadership and social projects management at Georgetown University. He is currently interested in studying postpartum depression in Bedouin fathers following the birth of a preterm infant. Ahmad was recently granted the Council for Higher Education scholarship for members of the Arab community.

Ahmad.marey@gmail.com