Nurit Novis-Deutsch

Nurit Novis-Deutsch
University of Haifa | haifa · Department of the Learning Sciences

PhD

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Introduction
I am a lecturer at the department of the Learning Sciences at the University of Haifa. I am a social psychologist exploring interactions between values, morality, religion and identity, in contexts of education. Some of my topics of research and include the development of Both/and Reasoning and its relation to pluralism, moral development, contemporary religious subjectivities, Holocaust education and interdisciplinary learning.

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This article outlines the basic structure of a Pluralistic Thinking Model (PTM). The model posits the activity of endorsing multiplicity and complexity as an individual difference factor. Pluralistic thinking is neither the reverse of prejudice, nor synonymous with multiculturalism, and deserves a conceptual space of its own. At its foundation lies...
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This study explored processes of curricular reinterpretation made by teachers who teach about the Holocaust. We conducted holistic narrative analyses of in-depth interviews with 31 American Holocaust educators. Six teaching orientations were identified: passionate historical, mythologizing-transforming, social-contemporizing, empathic-personalizing...
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Background: ADHD predicts higher levels of antisocial behaviour and distress while religiosity is related to lower levels of both. This raises the hitherto unexplored question of how these variables interact. Aims: The objective of this study was to explore how religious individuals with ADHD fare in terms of these psychosocial outcomes. Method: 80...
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This study tests a new tool for measuring pluralistic reasoning about 599 Israeli 7th-12th grade students in four educational settings. The tool is validated and comparisons are presented about differences in pluralism levels by age, religiosity, school type and gender.
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This research report, supported by the Rothchild Foundation, explores the problem of high attrition rates among Ultra-Orthodox students in higher education. Using a mixed methodology of interviews and surveys we analyzed the causes, challenges and perceptions of ultra-Orthodox college drop-outs, and offered suggestions for policy makers, to help mo...
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A Q-analysis generally favors large inter-group differences, whereas consensual statements that are shared by most participants tend to receive less attention, as do unusual views, which characterize small groups of participants. In this chapter, we start by exploring consensus statements and offer some thoughts on their meaning. We then consider v...
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The aim to discern variation in religion and spirituality has been central to the Study of Religions, and in particular, it has fueled the discussion on typologies. In this chapter, we analyze five distinct worldview profiles (prototypes) that we extracted from our study in 12 countries with the Faith Q-Sort (FQS). The FQS enables us to investigate...
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In this chapter, we explore uncommon worldviews, meaning that we take a closer look at outlier respondents in a larger international sample from 12 countries. These outliers are the ones whose personal outlooks did not match any of the major worldview types found in the national case studies. First, we identify shared patterns amongst these respond...
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The conservative versus the liberal conflict currently seems to be prevalent in Western societies. This chapter tests the association between conservative and liberal worldviews and basic human values: conservation values (CONS) versus values we term “liberal attitude values” (LA). We explore their association to each other, to religiosity, and to...
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How can we make sense of religion and spirituality in a cross-cultural perspective? Is it at all possible to compare what we are used to calling ‘religion’ across different cultures? In this chapter we use findings from Faith Q-studies (FQS) in 12 different countries to investigate variance of religion and spirituality from an international perspec...
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Situated within the theoretical framework of meaning-making, this chapter discusses sense-making, purpose-making, and significance-making in the context of religion, spirituality, and secularity. To do so, the authors present a 24-item scale, Meaning-Making in Religion (MMR), based on items from the Faith-Q-Sort. Next, they report the results of a...
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The debate on objectivist versus relativist epistemologies in psychology and their relation to “othering” should consider a third stance that espouses epistemic pluralism. In order to understand the human experience, we must simultaneously explore the universal–humanistic, cultural, and idiographic aspects of the individual. Each of these aspects e...
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Evangelical Protestant and Jewish ultra-Orthodox communities are two high-tension religious groups that share an emphasis on traditional family values. Their leaders must communicate the virtues of religious marriage to “curious outsiders” while supporting “distressed insiders” whose marriages have become unstable. This article analyzes thirty mari...
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Studies of non-religion and youth raise questions regarding the conceptual usefulness of religious socialization. If religious socialization is studied only as the extent to which intergenerational transmission of religiosity occurs, the religious socialization of those who identify as non-religious falls out of the scope of research. This article...
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Highly religious students from fundamentalist or sectarian religious communities face unique challenges in pursuing higher education, directly bearing on their educational opportunities. This study reports findings on ultra-Orthodox Jewish female students in Israel, a group which only recently began pursuing higher education. Using a mixed-methods...
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בעשור האחרון אנו עדים לגידול ניכר בהיקף החרדים, ברובם נשים, הלומדים במוסדות האקדמיה, מוסדות המשמשים סוכני מודרניזציה. מחקר זה הוא חלק ממחקר מקיף על מאפיינים ועל עמדות של נשים חרדיות הלומדות לתואר אקדמי. במחקר זה נבחנו מניעים, שיקולים וחששות של 564 נשים שלמדו במסלולי לימוד לתואר אקדמי לנשים חרדיות, מהן 469 חרדיות. בניתוח אשכולות זוהו חמש קבוצות של ס...
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The integration of highly religious minority students into institutions of higher education poses significant pedagogical and value challenges for students and teachers alike. We offer a framework for analyzing such challenges, distinguishing between practical concerns, identity issues and value conflicts. By contrasting a deficit perspective to ‘D...
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Does the way we think about our personal self-complexity affect how we accept others? Researchers have offered various conceptualizations of how individuals manage their complex identities, while others have identified links between cognitive complexity and acceptance of outgroups. This paper integrates the two bodies of work by positing a route by...
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Marriage guidebooks for Orthodox Jews in Israel have become increasingly popular over the past few years. Previous research has shown that Jewish Orthodox Israelis are exposed to liberal Western ideals about romantic love and gender egalitarianism while continuing to uphold conservative family values. To gain insight into how leaders of Orthodox Je...
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ספרי הדרכה דתיים וחרדיים לזוגיות זוכים בעשורים האחרונים לפופולריות רבה. ערכנו ניתוח של עשרים ספרי הדרכה כדי לבחון כיצד מתמודדים מחבריהם עם האתגר הכפול של הצגת המשפחה הדתית כעדיפה על פני החילונית, בצד הדרכת הזוגות הדתיים בהתמודדות עם קשיים הנובעים בין היתר מהפנמת ערכים פמיניסטיים, רומנטיים ופסיכולוגיים המאפיינים את התרבות הכללית. מצאנו שלכל הספרים מ...
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Psychoanalysis and religion are both survivors, despite having been buried time and again. They are also both truth-seeking endeavors as well as meaning-making ventures. We might imagine that their adherents would share some good conversations, but historically their relationship has been more stormy than amiable. In this review of David Black's b...

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We are exploring various models of interdisciplinary education in the humanities by conceptualizing and developing two educational models of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teaching, training teachers to apply these methods to their teaching, and then comparing their experiences and outcomes. This project employs a design-based research strategy to extract design principles for interdisciplinary education in 7th-9th grades. The project is run in collaboration with the Israel Ministry of Education. It will include 150 teachers and their respective classrooms in 8 schools and will span the time- period of 2019-2023.