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Samuel Juni

Professor Emeritus, Applied Psychology

Samuel Juni

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Dr. Juni's scholarship on aberrant behavior across the cultural, ethnic, and religious spectruma is founded on psychometric methodology and based on a psychodynamic psychopathology perspective.

Since 1979, Prof. Juni has served at various times as Director of our MA and PhD programs. He mentored many thesis and dissertations, and headed a number of research teams.

A foremost expert in Differential Diagnostics, his research focuses on the intersection of psychopathology and personality adjustment, covering issues in Psychometrics, Projective Testing, and Social Behavior. Recent studies relate to Marital Satisfaction, Racial Identity, Inter-Ethnic Propaganda Methods, Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution, Emotional Intelligence, Ego Functioning, Defense Mechanism Dynamics, Lying/Cheating, Trauma-related pathology, and Holocaust survivors. Each study involves parallel efforts in theory construction and entails empirical data collection from normative and clinical populations.

Professor Juni created and directed our Graduate Program in Tel Aviv titled Cross-Cultural Group Dynamics in Stressful Environments from 2009 until 2016. Based in Jerusalem, he collaborates with Israeli academic and mental health specialists in the study of dissonant factors and tensions in the Arab-Israeli conflict and those within the Orthodox Jewish community, while exploring personality challenges of second-generation Holocaust survivors.