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Efrat Neter

Efrat Neter

Efrat Neter is a behavioral scientist, working at the Behavioral Sciences Department at Ruppin Academic Center. Her research interests are primarily: (1) Health behavior – antecedents, decision-making, promotion and change (including RCTs), and particularly attempting to translate laboratory findings into large-scale population interventions; (2) Health information search on the Internet and particularly eHealth literacy; and (3) Self-management of chronic medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis and diabetes, where Professor Neter studies self-care behaviors and medication adherence.
Professor Neter was a member of the executive committee of European Health Psychology Society for six years and is a reviewer of several journals, scientific conferences and funding agencies. Professor Neter is also a recipient of numerous research grants from public funding agencies.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Social Cognition

Journal Articles:

  • Bar-Hillel, M., & Neter, E. (1996). Why are people reluctant to trade lottery tickets? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 70, 17-27.
  • Bar-Hillel, M., & Neter, E. (1993). How alike is it versus how likely It is: A disjunction fallacy in probability judgments. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 1119-1131.
  • Fisher, M., Yassour-Borochowitz, D., & Neter, E. (2002). Domestic abuse in pregnancy in Israel. Israel Medical Association Journal.
  • Hagoel, L., Neter, E., Dishon, S., Barnett, O. , & Rennert, G. (2003). BRCA1/2 Mutation carriers: Living with susceptibility. Community Genetics, 6, 242-248.
  • Hagoel, L., Ore, L., Neter, E., Hagoel, L., Ore, L., Neter, E., Silman, Z., & Rennert, G. (2002). Clustering women’s health behaviors. Health Education and Behavior, 29(2), 134-146.
  • Hagoel, L., Ore, L., Neter, E., Shifroni, G., & Rennert, G. (1999). The gradient in mammography screening behavior: A lifestyle marker. Social Science and Medicine, 48, 1281-1290.
  • Neter, E., & Ben-Shakhar G. (1989). The predictive validity of graphological inferences: A meta-analytic approach. Journal of Personality and Individual Differences, 10(7), pp. 737-745.
  • Neter, E., Collins, N., Lobel, M., & Dunkel-Schetter, C. (1995). Psychosocial predictors of depressed mood following childbirth. Women's Health: Research on Gender, Behavior, and Policy, 1, 51-75.
  • Neter, E., Hagoel, L., Almog, R., Ore, L., & Rennert, G. (2009). The Israeli National Program for Early Detection of Breast Cancer: Women as the target population. Cognition, Brain, Behavior, 12(2), 195-202.
  • Neter, E., Litvak A., & Miller, A., (2007). Goal disengagement and goal reengagement among multiple sclerosis patients: Relationship to wellbeing and illness perception. Psychology and Health, 24, 171-186.
  • Neter, E., Wolowelsky Y., & Borochovich Z. (2005). Attitudes of at-risk Israeli Muslims towards pregnancy termination. Community Genetics, 8(2), 88-93.
  • Pelham, B. W., & Neter, E. (1995). The effects of motivation on judgment depends on the difficulty of the judgment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 68, 581-594.
  • Taylor, S. E., Neter, E., & Waymant, H. (1995). Self-evaluation processes. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 21, 1278-1287.
  • Trope, Y., & Neter, E. (1994). Reconciling competing motives in self evaluation: The role of self control in feedback seeking. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 66, 646-657.

Other Publications:

  • Taylor, S. E., Wayment, H. A., Neter, E., & Woo, G. (1993). The self in transition. In P. Bertelson, P. Eelen, & G. d'Ydewalle (Eds.), Current advances in psychological science: Ongoing research. London: Erlbaum.

Courses Taught:

  • Attitude and Persuasion
  • Coping and Health
  • Health Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Efrat Neter
Department of Behavioral Sciences
Ruppin Academic Center
40250 Emeq Hefer

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