MA Student

Ahmad Mari

Ahmad is studying for his M.A degree in developmental psychology at BGU under the joint supervision of Prof. Naama Atzaba-Poria and Dr. Noa Gueron-Sela. He received his B.A in Psychology from Haifa university in 2019. Ahmad also participated in the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Student Leaders Program, in which he studied leadership and social projects management at Georgetown University. He is currently interested in studying postpartum depression in Bedouin fathers following the birth of a preterm infant. Ahmad was recently granted the Council for Higher Education scholarship for members of the Arab community.

Ahmad.marey@gmail.com 

MA Student

Aseel Massalha

Aseel is studying for her M.A degree in developmental psychology at BGU. She received her B.A in Psychology and Education from Ben-Gurion university. She is interested in studying the association between the social support and postpartum depression in Bedouin women following the birth of a preterm infant. Aseel was recently granted the Council for Higher Education scholarship for members of the Arab community.

aseelma@post.bgu.ac.il

MA Student

Dafna Bar

Dafna is studying for her MA degree in developmental psychology at BGU. She received her BA in Psychology and Communication from BGU. In our lab, Dafna is part of the parental mobile device use (PMU) research team. She is particularly interested in infants’ behavioral responses to parental mobile device use, and in the changes in the maternal contingent responsiveness to the infant while the mobile device is present.   

dafnabar10@gmail.com‏ 

MA Student

Gal Doron

Gal is studying for her MA degree in developmental psychology at BGU. She received her BA in Psychology and Middle East studies from BGU. Gal is part of the Maternal Affect, Mood and Attention (MAMA) research team. She is interested in studying stability in maternal emotional availability across time and the different factors that can predict stability vs. change.  

galdor@post.bgu.ac.il 

MA Student

Amit Gefen

Amit is studying for her MA degree in clinical psychology at BGU. She received her BA in Psychology and Cognitive and Brain Science from BGU. In our lab, Amit is part of the Maternal Affect, Mood and Attention (MAMA) research team. She is particularly interested in studying and understanding the relation between maternal ADHD symptoms and mentalization capacities, such as reflective functioning.

amitgef@post.bgu.ac.il 

MA Student

Adina Soyonov Carmi

Adina is studying for her MA degree in developmental psychology at Ben-Gurion university. She received her BA in Psychology and Management from BGU. Adina is part of the Maternal Affect, Mood and Attention (MAMA) research team. Her research focuses is on mother-child behavioral synchrony during infancy. She is particularly interested in learning about the role of behavioral synchronization in the relationship between maternal ADHD symptoms and infants’ cognitive control.

adinaso@post.bgu.ac.il 

MA Student

Agam Gerby

Agam is studying for her MA degree in developmental psychology at BGU University. She received her BA in Psychology and education from BGU. In our lab, Agam is part of the Maternal Affect, Mood and Attention (MAMA) research team. She is particularly interested in examining the links between maternal depressive symptoms and the child's cognitive development, while considering the unique role of child's temperament as a moderator of this association.

agamgerbi@gmail.com