lumeranzThe school of physiological science

Address: The school of physiological science,
Tel Aviv University,
Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
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Short biography

Jacob (Jackie) Lomranz, Ph.D. (1971, Duke University, U.S.A.). Prof. Lomranz is a clinical psychologist and certified supervisor. He has served as the head of the clinical branch in the department of Psychology. He developed curriculum for the study of adulthood and aging at the university, established the Unit of Adulthood and Aging in the department of psychology and later was the founder and director of the Interdisciplinary Hercezg Research Institute on Aging in Tel Aviv University.

Prof. Lomranz has published over 90 articles and chapters and edited three books. He is active in the area of gerontology on the international scene and in Israel, where he served as President of the Gerontological Association. Prof. Lomranz is the head of the Frenkel Research Fund for Research on Holocaust Survivors at the Tel-Aviv University and on the board of Amacha - National Israeli Center for Psychological Support of Survivors of the Holocaust and the Second Generation. He is program Director of Creative Aging in Eshel: The Association for the Planning and Development Services for the Aged in Israel.

Fields of Interest

Aintegration - as a coping skill and promoting growth; Adult Development and Aging; Creativity - as a human skill in daily life; Creative Aging - creativity in adulthood as a condition for optimal aging; Gerontology. Including mental health and psychotherapy in later life.

Selected Publications

Lomranz, J., Lubin, B., Eyal, N., & Medini, G. (1981). A Hebrew version of the depression adjective check lists. Journal of Personality Assessment, 45, 380-384. doi: 10.1207/s15327752jpa4504_6

Lomranz, J. (1983). Time estimation as a function of stimulus complexity and personality. Social Behavior and Personality, 11, 77-82. doi: 10.2224/sbp.1983.11.2.77

Lomranz, J., Shmotkin, D., Zechovoy, A., & Rosenberg, E. (1985). Time orientation in Nazi concentration camp survivors: Forty years after. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 55, 230-236. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.1985.tb03437.x

Lomranz, J. (1989/90). Cogent motives in the life-span: Adulthood and Aging mirrored in Hebrew literature - poetry and psychology. Gerontologia, 45-46, 3-25 (Hebrew). Issn: 0334-2360

Lomranz, J. (1990). Long-term adaptation to traumatic stress in light of adult development and aging perspectives. In M.A. Parris, Stephens, Crowther, Stress and coping in later-life families. Washington, DC: Hemisphere publishers 99-121.

Lomranz, J., Eyal, N., Shmotkin, D., & Zemach, M. (1990). Subjective well-being and its domains across different age groups: an Israeli sample. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 2, 181-190. doi: 10.1007/BF03323915

Lomranz, J. (1991). Mental Health in Homes for the Aged and the Clinical Psychology of Aging. Clinical Gerontologis,10, 47-72. doi: 10.1300/J018v10n03_06

Lomranz, J. (1991). The freedom to be a patient: Basic concepts in the psychotherapy of the second half of life. Sichot: The Israeli Journal of Psychology, 6, 40-48. (Hebrew).

Lomranz, J., Shmotkin, D., & Vardi, R. (1991). The equivocal meanings of time: Exploratory and structural analyses. Current Psychology, 10, 3-20. doi: 10.1007/BF02686777

Lomranz, J., Shmotkin, D., & Vardi, R. (1991). The equivocal meanings of time: Exploratory and structural analyses. Current Psychology: Research and Reviews 10, 3-20. doi: 10.1007/BF02686777

Lomranz, J., Eyal, N. & Shmotkin, C. (1992). Family support systems related to health status in the aged. Gerontologia, 56-57, 3-18. (Hebrew).

Lomranz, J., Eyal, N. (1993). A longitudinal study of depressive moods of men and women in several age groups during the Gulf War. Gerontologia, 61, 3-15 (Hebrew).

Lomranz, J., Eyal, N., Hobfoll, S. E., Johnson, R., & Zemach, M. (1994). A nation's response to attack: Israelis' depressive reactions to the Gulf War. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 7, 59-73. doi: 10.1002/jts.2490070107

Lomranz, J., Naveh, G. (Eds). (1994). Trauma and old age: Coping with the stress of the Gulf War. Jerusalem, JDC-Brookdale Institute of Gerontology. (Hebrew).

Lomranz, J., Shmotkin, D., Eyal, N., & Friedman, A. (1994). Expectations for changes in midlife men. Social Behavior and Personality, 22, 111-121. doi: 10.2224/sbp.1994.22.2.111

Lomranz, J. (1995). "Thus we live, forever taking leave": The launching stage in the Israeli family. Social Behavior and personality, 23, 287-302. doi: 10.2224/sbp.1995.23.3.287

Lomranz, J. (1995). Endurance and living: Long-term effects of the Holocaust. In Hobfoll, S., & De Vries, M. (Eds). Extreme Stress and Communities: Impact and Intervention. Boston Kluwer Academic Pub., 80, 325-352. doi: 10.1007/978-94-015-8486-9_15

Lomranz, J. (1996). Endurance and living: Long-term effects of the Holocaust. Gerontologia, 72-73, 93-114. (Hebrew).

Lomranz, J., Shmotkin, D., Eyal, N., & Zohar, Y. (1996). Launching themes in Israeli fathers and mothers. Journal of Adult Development, 3, 159-170. doi: 10.1007/BF02285776

Lomranz, J. & L. Bar-Tur (1998). Nursing home care and consultation. In Edelstein, B. ( Ed). Comprehensive Clinical Psychology, 7. Elsevier Science Ltd. doi: 10.1016/B0080-4270(73)00080-8

Lomranz, J. (1998). An image of aging and the concept of aintegration: Personality, coping and mental health implications. In: Lomranz, J (Ed.). Handbook of aging and mental health: An integrative approach, Plenum Pub. 217-250. Isbn: 978-0-306-45750-0

Mostofsky, D. I., Lomranz, J. (Eds.) (1998). Handbook of pain and aging. New York: Springer. Isbn: 978-0-306-45458-5

Lomranz, J. (2000). The skewed image of the Holocaust survivor and the vicissitudes of psychological research. Echoes of the Holocaust, 6, 45-57.

Lomranz, J. (2001). A Wandering Jew as a social scientist. In: Suedfeld, P. (Ed.). Light from the ashes: Social science careers of young Holocaust refugees and survivors. University of Michigan Press, 291-320.

Lomranz J. (2003). Mental Health and Treatment Approaches in Aging. In: Rosin, A. (Ed.). Aging in Israel. Eshel/Modan publications, 467-529. (Hebrew).

Lomranz, J. (2005). Amplified comment: The triangular relationships between the Holocaust, aging, and narrative gerontology. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 60, 255-267.doi: 10.2190/LJBT-5KGX-M0EH-T8XL

Lomranz, J. (2005). Psychological Effects of Poverty in Late Adulthood. In: Y. Brick (Ed). Aging and Poverty. Eshel/Modan publications, 146-192. (Hebrew).

Andrews, G. R., Sidorenko, A., Gutman, G., Gray, J., Anisimov, V., Bezrukov, V.,Botev, N., Davidovich, M., Fernandez-Ballestros, R., Hoskins, I., Godwin, J., Kirkwood, T., Knipscheer, K., Lomranz, J., Nies, H., Nizamuddin, M., Stuckleberger, A., Topinkova, E., Troisi, J., Walker, A. (2006). Research on Ageing: Priorities for the European region. Advances in Gerontology, 18, 1-14.

Lomranz, J. (2006). Personal creativity and creative aging. In: Carmel, S., Morse, C., & Torres-Gil, F. (Ed). Lessons on aging from three nations. Vol I.New York: Baywood Pub. Isbn: 978-0-89503-369-7

Lomranz, J (2008). Creativity: What has Aging got to do with it? Gadish: Adult Education, 11, 87-102. (Hebrew). Issn: 0792-8084

Lomranz, J. (2011). Aintegration - Ein komplementares paradigma zum verstandnis von Holocaust-Uberlebenden. In: Brunner, J., & N. Zajde (Eds.). Holocaust und trauma: Kritische wirkung eines paradigmas. Goettingen: Wallstein Verlag 223-241.