Tamar Icekson

Tamar Icekson
Peres Academic Center · M.A. Program in Organizational Development & Consulting, School of Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D.

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Introduction
Tamar Icekson is s senior lecturer at the M.A. Program in Organizational Development & Consulting, School of Behavioral Sciences, Peres Academic Center. In addition she serves as an adjunct professor at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Tamar does research in Applied, Educational, and Organizational Psychology. Her main research interests are optimism, meaning, and resilience.
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October 2013 - August 2014
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Position
  • Post doctoral studies
October 2004 - October 2008
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Position
  • Lecturer

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Publications (21)
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Objective: The COVID-19 pandemic transitioned many professionally led groups from in-person to virtual settings. This survey-based study explored the relationships between leader virtual self-efficacy, leader perceptions of participants’ behaviors (undermining of group boundaries and emotional expressiveness), and leader perceptions of adaptive int...
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Introduction Childhood maltreatment is a highly prevalent traumatic experience, and its adverse psychological and behavioral consequences are well-documented. Notwithstanding these adverse outcomes, many individuals who suffered from traumatic experiences report post-traumatic growth, i.e., transformative positive changes resulting from their strug...
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Introduction Synchronicity refers to the psychological process of meaningful coincidences. The present study aimed to build and expand upon a model of synchronicity awareness and meaning-detecting (REM)—receptiveness (R) as a precondition for an exceptional encounter (E) triggering emotions and meaning-detecting (M)—by assessing the prevalence of t...
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This study uses a relational work design perspective to explore substitutes for leadership behaviors that promote team meaningfulness and performance. We propose that team task interdependence, a structural feature facilitating interaction among team members, can be a substitute for the contributions of empowering leadership. Data were collected fr...
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Synchronicity refers to the psychological process of meaningful coincidences. Despite its deep roots in early psychological theory, little systematic scientific research has been conducted on synchronicity experiences as an everyday phenomenon. This study is an exploratory qualitative attempt to characterize experiences of meaningful coincidences t...
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Purpose The growing proportion of older fans and their potential economic value have increased the need for an improved understanding of age differences in fan behaviour. Building on socioemotional selectivity theory, the current study examines the impact of age differences on fan hatred as well as on the extent to which fans actually engage in agg...
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Following the conservation of resources, social-cognitive and hope theories, the goals of this study were to identify the role of self-efficacy, proactive coping, and hope as mediators in the relations between learning difficulties and loneliness distress. A questionnaire was sent to current and past students. The sample consisted of 498 participan...
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The present research adopted both an individual and a sociocultural approach to expand previous knowledge of the mechanisms underlying reported variance in life satisfaction. Given the gratitude-oriented lifestyle and daily rituals of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, gratitude may serve as a central vehicle to its members’ high reported levels...
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This study explores the experiences of child maltreatment (CM) survivors as subordinates in the workplace. Relational theories suggest that, due to their histories, CM survivors may be more vulnerable to interpersonal difficulties, especially with authority figures. Based on both relational theories and job crafting theory, this exploratory study a...
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The research phenomenologically explored the experience of facilitating virtual video groups during the COVID-19 pandemic. Research questions addressed relational processes in virtual video groups, including emotional presence, interpersonal communication, and intimacy. Specifically, we asked how facilitators can intervene effectively to promote th...
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Since most academic learning is characterized by frontal instruction, the attempt to create experiential learning, where knowledge emerges as part of the group process poses challenges to lecturers / facilitators. The suggested model and the challenges related to its implementation are based on our experience as group facilitators within academic c...
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Research has increasingly recognized the adverse effects of perceived discrimination on the academic outcomes of children and adolescents from ethnic and racial minority backgrounds. However, little is known about the association between perceived discrimination and the motivation of ethnic minority students to pursue higher education. Guided by an...
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The relative lack of research on the relocation of women to foreign assignments prompted this study that focused on a large online community of women in relocation. We examined the relationship between two support types, perceived social support (PSS) and online support, and well-being measures (meaning in life, depression, and loneliness) in the n...
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Sexual harassment and racial discrimination training often fails. In their focal article, Hayes et al. (2020) summarize some of the limitations of organizational training in decreasing sexual harassment and/or discriminative behaviors in the workplace. They briefly present some of the prerequisites for effective training yet leave little room for e...
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Although optimistic expectations often enhance students’ academic performance, they may also lead to academic failure if they are associated with unrealistic convictions of success. The present longitudinal study examined the moderating effects of personality factor conscientiousness and gender on the relationship between dispositional optimism and...
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Purpose: The purpose of the study is to explore the role of optimism and emotional intelligence in entrepreneurship intentions among students. Procedure: This paper proposes and empirically tests a theoretical model positing relationships between dispositional optimism, emotional intelligence, and entrepreneurial intention. Model formulation is bas...
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In the current study, the explored the moderating role of ageing in the relationship between team identification/fandom and fan aggression. The authors used an online panel-based survey that offered access to a realworld population of sports fans. Participants were 740 fans of Israeli professional basketball. Results from structural equation modell...
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Focusing on avoiding failure or negative outcomes (avoidance motivation) can undermine creativity, due to cognitive (e.g., threat appraisals), affective (e.g., anxiety), and volitional processes (e.g., low intrinsic motivation). This can be problematic for people who are avoidance motivated by nature and in situations in which threats or potential...
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Traits and perceptions that predict psychological and physical well-being have been the focus of great interest in Positive Psychology. The paper focused on positive perception (PP) as a case in point. A three dimensional model of PP is proposed. PP represents a general tendency to evaluate positively one’s abilities, one’s past, and human nature....
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We use existential theory as a framework to explore the levels of and relationship between job and couple burnout reported by dual-earner couples in the “sandwich generation” (i.e., couples caring both for children and aging parents) in a sample of such couples in Israel and the United States. This comparison enables an examination of the influence...
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Most institutions of higher education allow students to drop or add courses in the first 2–3weeks of each term (D&A). Arguing that course cancellation is not merely an administrative issue involving enrollment trends but represents complex decision making processes taken by students, this study investigated antecedents and correlates of course canc...

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