Exploring the Psychological and Physiological Impacts of COVID-19 on Elections

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12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Join ASUH for a discussion with expert in psychological stress, DR. ELI SOMER, a Clinical Psychology Professor in University of Haifa’s School of Social Work, and ISRAEL WAISMEL-MANOR, Senior Lecturer in University of Haifa’s School of Political Science.

Pre-registration requested. Upon registration you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


DR. ELI (ELIEZER) SOMER, is a Full Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology at University of Haifa’s School of Social Work. He is the former President of both the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. He is also founder of Trauma and Dissociation Israel. Somer was twice selected in the Maariv survey as one of the 10 best clinical psychologists in Israel. Professor Somer’s clinical and scientific practice focus on the consequences of psychological stress and trauma. He has been published in over 100 scientific publications, including more than 30 on the topic of maladaptive daydreaming.

ISRAEL WAISMEL-MANOR is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Political Science at University of Haifa. His research focuses on political attitude formation and its effects on voting behavior. His current projects explore the ways in which non-verbal communication, physiological stress, institutional settings, and new media influence political preferences and behavior. His research has been published in multiple journals. Waismel-Manor has been a visiting professor at Stanford University and Cornell University, and his work has been featured in various media outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Times, the Huffington Post, the Jerusalem Post, and Haaretz.