Shira Fishman, PhD Shira Fishman, PhD

shira_fishman@williamjames.edu

Role(s)

  • Faculty, Leadership Psychology PsyD
  • Faculty, Clinical Psychology PsyD

Degrees

  • PhD, University of Maryland, Social Psychology
  • MA, University of Maryland, Social Psychology
  • BA, Barnard College, Psychology

Teaching

  • Qualitative Methods of Naturalistic Inquiry (LP725)
  • Quantitative Methods 1: Organizational Assessment (LP726)
  • Qualitative Methods II (LP735)
  • Quantitative Methods 2: research (LP727)

Research and Practice Interests

  • The Psychology of Terrorism
  • Program Evaluation
  • Psychometrics

Publications and Presentations

Koren, A., Fishman, S., Aronson, J.K., & Saxe, L. (2015). The Israel literacy measurement project: 2015 report. Waltham, MA: Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies.

Koren, A., & Fishman, S. (2015). The summer institute for Israel studies: 2015. Waltham, MA: Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies.

Fishman, S., & Parmer, D. (2014). “I’m Not White, I’m Jewish”: Patterns of American Jewish distinctiveness Over Time. Presentation for the Association for Jewish Studies Conference.

Fishman, S. (2013, October 22). Did we get it wrong? Reframing the Pew discussion. EJewish Philanthropy. 

Fishman, S., Shain, M., & Saxe, L. (2013). What happens on the bus? How community impacts Jewish engagement on Taglit Birthright Israel. Sociological Papers, Vol 17. Online at http://www.socpapers.org/sp2013/sp2013-2.pdf

Shain, M., Fishman, S., Wright, G., Hecht, S., & Saxe, L. (2013) DIY Judaism: How contemporary Jewish young adults express their Jewish identity. Jewish Journal of Sociology, 55 (1). 

Saxe, L. Fishman, S., Shain, M., Wright, G., & Hecht, S. (2013). Young adults and Jewish engagement: The impact of Taglit-Birthright Israel. Waltham, MA: Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies.

Saxe, L., Shain, M., Wright, G., Hecht, S., Fishman, S., & Sasson, T. (2012). The Impact of Taglit-Birthright Israel: 2012 Update. Waltham, MA: Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies.

Fishman, S. (2012, October 17). The expert within: Engaging alumni in a selection process. EJewish Philanthropy.

Fishman, S. (2010). Community-level indicators of radicalization: A data and methods task force. Task Force Findings and Recommendations, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism (START), University of Maryland.

Sargeant, M. N., Bornovalova, M. A., Trotman, Adria J.-M., Fishman, S., Lejuez, C. W. (2012). Facets of impulsivity in the relationship between antisocial personality and abstinence. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 293-298. 

Kruglanski, A.W., Sharvit, K. & Fishman, S. (2011). Workings of the Terrorist Mind: Its Individual, Group and Organizational Psychologies. In D. Bar-Tal (Ed.), Intergroup Conflicts and their Resolution: A Social Psychological Perspective (pp. 195-216). New York: Psychology Press.

Orehek, E., Fishman, S., Dechesne, M., Doosje, B., Kruglanski, A.W., Cole, A.P., Sadler, B., & Jackson, T. (2010).  Need for Closure and the Social Response to Terrorism. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 32(4), 279-290.

Kruglanski, A. W., & Fishman, S. (2009). Psychological Factors in Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Individual, Group and Organizational Levels of Analysis. Social Issues and Policy Review, 3, 1-44.

Kruglanski, A.W., & Fishman, S. (2009). The Need for Cognitive Closure. In M.R. Leary & R.H. Hoyle (Eds.), Handbook of Individual Differences in Social Behavior (pp. 343-353). New York: Guilford Press.

Kruglanski, A.W., & Fishman, S. (2009). What Makes Terrorism Tick? Its Individual, Group and Organizational Aspects. Revista de Psicologia Social, 24(2), 139-162.

Friese, M., Fishman, S., Beatson, R., Sauerwein, K., & Rip, B. (2009). Whose fault is it anyway? Political orientation, attributions of responsibility, and support for the war in Iraq. Social Justice Research, 22, 280-297.

Kruglanski, A.W., Chen, X., Dechesne, M., Fishman, S., & Orehek, E. (2009). Fully committed: Suicide bombers' motivation and the quest for personal significance. Target article, Political Psychology, 30(3), 331-357.

Kruglanski, A.W., Chen, X., Dechesne, M., Fishman, S., & Orehek, E. (2009). Yes, no and maybe in the world of terrorism research: Reflections on the commentaries. Political Psychology, 30(3), 401-417.

Kruglanski, A.W., & Fishman, S. (2006). The psychology of terrorism: “Syndrome” verses “tool” perspectives, Terrorism and Political Violence, 18, 1 -23.  

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Research Scientist, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, Brandeis University
  • Faculty Research Scientist, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism (START), University of Maryland
  • Lecturer/Adjunct Faculty, Brandeis University; Drexel University; University of Maryland

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Jewish Studies
  • Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry

Community Engagement

  • Pro-bono consulting on survey design and data analysis – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Radiology
  • Pro-bono consulting on candidate selection–The Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel (BYFI)