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Mario Mikulincer, PhD, is professor of psychology and dean
of the New School of Psychology at the Interdisciplinary Center in
Herzliya, Israel. He has published five books -- Human
Helplessness: A Coping Perspective; Dynamics of Romantic Love:
Attachment, Caregiving, and Sex; Attachment in Adulthood:
Structure, Dynamics, and Change; Human Aggression and Violence:
Causes, Manifestations, and Consequences; and Prosocial
Motives, Emotions, and Behavior: The Better Angels of our
Nature -- and over 280 scholarly journal articles and book
Dr. Mikulincer's main research interests are attachment theory, terror management theory, personality processes in interpersonal relationships, coping with stress and trauma, grief-related processes, and prosocial motives and behavior.
He is a member of the editorial boards of several scientific journals, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Inquiry, and Personality and Social Psychology Review, and he has served as associate editor of two journals, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Personal Relationships. Recently, he was elected to serve as chief editor of the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.
He is a fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the Association for Psychological Sciences. He received the EMET Prize in Social Science for his contributions to psychology and the Berscheid-Hatfield Award for Distinguished Mid-Career Achievement from the International Association for Relationship Research.
Phillip R. Shaver, PhD, a social and personality psychologist, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis. Before moving there, he served on the faculties of Columbia University, New York University, University of Denver, and State University of New York at Buffalo.
He has coauthored and coedited numerous books, including In Search of Intimacy; Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Attitudes; Measures of Political Attitudes; Handbook of Attachment: Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications, and Attachment in Adulthood: Structure, Dynamics, and Change; Human Aggression and Violence: Causes, Manifestations, and Consequences; and Prosocial Motives, Emotions, and Behavior: The Better Angels of our Nature, and he has published over 200 scholarly journal articles and book chapters.
Dr. Shaver's research focuses on attachment, human motivation and emotion, close relationships, personality development, and the effects of meditation on behavior and the brain.
He is a member of the editorial boards of Attachment and Human Development, Personal Relationships, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Emotion, and has served on grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
He has been executive officer of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology and is a fellow of both APA and the Association for Psychological Science. Dr. Shaver received a Distinguished Career Award from the International Association for Relationship Research and has served as president of that organization.