Adi Mana

Adi Mana
Peres Academic Center · Department of Psychology

PhD

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Introduction
Adi Mana currently works at the Department of Psychology, Peres Academic Center. Adi does research in Social Psychology: 1. Intergroup relations minority and majority groups in Israel (immigrants hosts, Arabs and Jews, Muslims and Christians, Palestinians in Israel and in the West Bank). Her main interest is identity processes, intergroup contacts, perceptions of collective narratives, social representations and sense of coherence. 2. Developing theoretical models and interventions for families and children with special need (children with learning disabilities, children at-risk). These studies are extended by her clinical experience as an Educational Psychologist and as a family and couples therapist.

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Scientific Background: Understanding, responding to, and preventing disasters requires a mul tidisciplinary approach. During COVID-19 there have been contributions by bench scientists studying the pathogenic aspects of the illness as well as medical and social scientists un derstanding the multi-layered impacts of the global pandemic. Our study is...
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In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the universal chaos created by it, this study explores the role of sense of coherence (Soc, Antonovsky, 1979) and how it enables coping with a stressful situation and staying well. SOC is a generalized orientation which allows one to perceive the world as comprehensible, manageable, and meaningful. In an at...
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Employing the salutogenic approach, this longitudinal study explored the effects of coping with the COVID-19 pandemic in Israel, as it evolved from an acute to a chronic stress situation, during the first year. We examined the role of individual [sense of coherence (SOC)], social (perceived social support), and national [sense of national coherence...
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Background Political ideologies drove public actions and health behaviors in the first year of the global pandemic. Different ideas about contagion, health behaviors, and the actions of governing bodies impacted the spread of the virus and health and life. Researchers used an immediate, mixed methods design to explore sociocultural responses to the...
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In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the universal chaos created by it, this study explores the role of sense of coherence (Soc, Antonovsky, 1979) and how it enables coping with a stressful situation and staying well. SOC is a generalized orientation which allows one to perceive the world as comprehensible, manageable, and meaningful. In an at...
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This study advances the idea that the construct of sense of community ‎coherence (SOCC) relates to adherence to the in-group and rejection of the ‎out-group. The results revealed that in contexts of both inter- and intra-‎religious conflict, members of the group identified with strong SOCC ‎expressed strong tendency towards separation, while religi...
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Post armed conflict societies usually continue to suffer intergroup tensions and de-legitimization of the other group’s collective narratives. This study aimed to explore intergroup relations in the context of post armed conflict between Serb and Albanians in Kosovo. We expected subjective experience of interpersonal power (SEIP) to mediate the rel...
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International research collaborators conducted research investigating sociocultural responses to the Covid‐19 pandemic. Our mixed methods research design includes surveys and interviews conducted between March and September of 2020 including 249 of 506 survey responses and 18 of 50 in‐depth, exploratory, semi‐structured interviews with self‐defined...
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Employing the salutogenic model, we asked how individuals in different countries cope with the COVID-19 crisis and stay healthy. We were interested in exploring the individual (i.e. sense of coherence) as well as the social and national resources (i.e. social support, sense of national coherence, and trust in governmental institutions) that could e...
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This study examined the predictive role of learning difficulties in the academic self-efficacy of students enrolled in higher education institutions and the serial multiple mediation of inner and external resources. The sample consisted of 2,113 students (age range = 18–35) at 25 higher education institutions in Israel. Participants were divided in...
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Introduction: The purpose of this study was to examine mental health during the coronavirus pandemic crisis and its explanation by personal and national level coping resources. This question was examined in the midst of a political crisis in Israel among voters from two different political orientations. Method: Questionnaires were delivered to a sa...
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Aaron Antonovsky advanced the concept of salutogenesis almost four decades ago (Antonovsky, Health, Stress and Coping. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA, 1979; Unravelling the Mystery of Health. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA, 1987). Salutogenesis posits that life experiences shape the sense of coherence (SOCthat helps to mobilize resources to cope wi...
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העלייה בהיקף ההתאמות בדרכי היבחנות הניתנות לסטודנטים עם לקויות למידה ועם הפרעת קשב, על מנת להבטיח את זכותם לנגישות בהצגת ידיעותיהם על בסיס שוויון הזדמנויות, יצרו מציאות חברתית חדשה במערכת ההשכלה הגבוהה. מחקר זה התבסס על תפיסה אקולוגית-מערכתית ובחן את תופעת ההתאמות בדרכי היבחנות הן ברמת הפרט והן ברמה חברתית רחבה יותר. למחקר היו שתי מטרות מרכזיות: א....
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This article will focus on how the wraparound model of intervention was applied to a treatment program for children and families at risk. The program was naturally developed during a decade of therapeutic work with families in the Center for Children and Parents in Sderot, Israel. This article illustrates the theoretical assumptions underlying the...
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p> Our research deals with “intergroup relation” and relates to the way individuals from specific groups perceive people from the “other” group. Do they tend to separate from them, or to integrate between the two cultures, and how they build social interactions with them (Berry, 1990). Based on a theoretical and research frame of intergroup relatio...
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This chapter aims to raise some new directions in the framework of the salutogenic paradigm developing the possibility of its interdisciplinarity. We suggest that salutogenic questions should be asked not only about health and well-being, but also in the context of other aspects of life, such as social relations. In this chapter, we review the very...
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Aaron Antonovsky developed the salutogenic model during his years of work at Ben Gurion University in Israel. His model and ideas are very influential today in Israel, both in the area of research and in health and educational public policies. This chapter reviews the scientific literature on salutogenesis published in Hebrew between 1983 and 2014....
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One of the core concepts in Bar-Tal’s paradigm of understanding intractable conflicts is that of collective narratives of the groups involved (Bar-Tal, Living with the conflict: Socio-psychological analysis of the Israeli-Jewish society. Jerusalem: Carmel (in Hebrew), 2007). This chapter presents a longitudinal study to understand changes in the pe...
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The current article attempts to broaden the individual-based concept of sense of coherence (Antonovsky, 1987) to the community level. We examine sense of community coherence and its connection with perceptions of collective narratives (Sagy, Adwan & Kaplan, 2002) and acculturation tendencies (Berry, 1990) in the social context of Palestinian Muslim...
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The purpose of this study was to offer a new angle to the study of the standpoint of members of minority groups, regarding health care services, while examining the relations between satisfaction with health care services, perception of the level of its' equality and the inter-group relations between minority and majority. We questioned a large sam...
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This field study aims to explore the effect of the forced separation between Palestinians who are Israeli citizens and Palestinians living in the West Bank on their perceptions of collective narratives (Sagy et al. in Am J Orthopsychiatry 72(1): 26–38, 2002) and their identity strategies (Berry in Nebraska symposium on motivation, University of Neb...
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In this study we investigate the contents and organisational principles through which immigrant adolescents from Ethiopia and Russian and their host peers construct their identity strategies leading to "successful adaptation" of immigrants in Israel. The research question was tested within a representative sample of 854 (495 girls) high school stud...
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Purpose This study aims to examine inter‐group relations between two religious minorities, Palestinian Christians and Muslim citizens of Israel, by measuring perceptions of in‐group and “other” group collective narratives. Design/methodology/approach Data were collected from a representative sample of 1,121 Muslims and 756 Christians in Israel. Th...
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The study suggests a model for understanding inter-group relations which has combined two psycho-social concepts: perceptions of collective narratives (Sagy et al. in Am J Orthopsychiat 72(1):26–38, 2002) and identity strategies (Tajfel in Human groups and social categories, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1981; Berry in Cross-cultural persp...
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The authors investigated how 2 groups with unequal social power - immigrant adolescents from Ethiopia (n = 241) and the former USSR (n = 531)-and their Israeli host peers (n = 854) might construct an immigrant identity regarding adaptation to life in their new country. The authors introduce the concept of immigrant identity representations based an...
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The study examines how a sample of 210 high-school immigrant students (ages 14–15) from Ethiopia and the former USSR socially represent their notion of what klitat aliyah (successful adaptation to Israel) means. Prevalent relevant theories—Berry's model of Acculturation Tendencies (BAT), Social Identity Theory (SIT) and Social Comparison Theory (SC...

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