Kfir

Dr. Kfir Ifrah

kfirif@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Short Biography 

Kfir Ifrah (PhD) is a research director in the Herczeg Institute on Aging at Tel Aviv University. His research deals with positive adjustment among specific populations of older adults and elders that face unique challenges and adversities, such as sexual minorities and bereaved parents. He completed an internship in clinical psychology and is currently a faculty member in the M.A. program of gerontological clinical psychology at Ruppin Academic Center. He also teaches in the Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya.


Fields of Interest

Subjective well-being and meaning in life in face of adversity, sexual minorities.


Selected Publication

Ifrah, K., Shenkman, G., & Shmotkin, D. (2018) How does sexual orientation relate to openness to experience in adulthood? Personality and Individual Differences, 131, 164-173. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2018.04.030

Shenkman, G., Ifrah, K., & Shmotkin, D. (2018). The association between negative attitudes toward aging and mental health among middle aged and older gay and heterosexual men in Israel. Aging & Mental Health, 22, 503-511. doi:10.1080/13607863.2016.1274374

Shenkman, G., Ifrah, K., & Shmotkin, D. (2018). Meaning in life among middle-aged and older gay and heterosexual fathers. Journal of Family Issues, 39, 2155-2173. doi:10.1177/0192513X17741922

Shenkman, G., Shrira, A., Ifrah, K., & Shmotkin, D. (2018). Interpersonal vulnerability among offspring of Holocaust survivors gay men and its association with depressive symptoms and life satisfaction. Psychiatry Research, 259, 89-94. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2017.10.017

Bar-Tur, L., Ifrah, K., Moore, D., Kamin, S. T., & Lang, F. R. (2018). How do emotional closeness and support from parents relate to Israeli and German students’ life satisfaction? Journal of Family Issues, 39, 3096-3123. doi:10.1177/0192513X18770213

Bar-Tur, L., Ifrah, K., Moore, D., & Katzman, B. (in press). Exchange of emotional support between adult children and their parents and the children’s well-being. Journal of Child and Family Studies. doi:10.1007/s10826-019-01355-2

Shenkman, G., Ifrah, K., & Shmotkin, D. (in press). Interpersonal vulnerability and its association with depressive symptoms among gay and heterosexual men. Sexuality Research and Social Policy. doi:10.1007/s13178-019-00383-3

 

Last update February 2019