Yael Paz

Post-doctoral Researcher


I received my Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem studying the developmental consequences of early empathy development. I completed my first post-doctoral fellowship in the Infancy institute of Reichman university in Israel. As a post-doctoral fellow in the EDEN Lab supported by the Israeli Science Foundation, I will investigate the transdiagnostic role of early social affiliation – the desire and ability to have positive relationships with others. I'm interested in how we can reliably assess individual differences in separate features of affiliation and how different profiles of affiliation explain risk for different forms of psychopathology, as well as how environmental and physiological factors play into the development of affiliation.

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