Faculty: Shira Fishman, PhD

Shira Fishman, PhD

Shira Fishman, PhD

Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology Department

Associate Professor, PsyD in Leadership Psychology

Phone
617-327-6777 x2299
Location
Work Space 208N
Degree Major/Emphasis Institution
PhD Social Psychology University of Maryland
MA Social Psychology University of Maryland
BA Psychology Barnard College

Courses

  • 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., and Saxe, L. (2015). The Israel literacy measurement project: 2015 report. Waltham, MA: Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies.
  • Koren, A., and Fishman, S. (2015). The summer institute for Israel studies: 2015. Waltham, MA: Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies.
  • Fishman, S., and 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., and 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., and 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., and 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., and 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. and 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., and Jackson, T. (2010). Need for Closure and the Social Response to Terrorism. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 32(4), 279-290.
  • Kruglanski, A. W., and 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., and Fishman, S. (2009). The Need for Cognitive Closure. In M.R. Leary and R.H. Hoyle (Eds.), Handbook of Individual Differences in Social Behavior (pp. 343-353). New York: Guilford Press.
  • Kruglanski, A.W., and 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., and 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., and 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., and 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., and Fishman, S. (2006). The psychology of terrorism: “Syndrome” verses “tool” perspectives, Terrorism and Political Violence, 18, 1 -23.

Prior 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 Involvement

  • 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)