קורות חיים - Curriculum vitae

shira zimerman

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Mailing address:

Department of Psychology

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Mount scopus, Jerusalem, 91905

Israel

 

Telephone:

(972) 2-588-2754

 

E-mail:

shira.zimerman@mail.huji.ac.il

 

Citizenship:

American and Israeli

 

EDUCATION:

 

2008-present:

Ph.D. candidate, Department of Psychology

Thesis topic: effects of Implicit motivation on Older adults Executive functioning                       

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Supervisor: Dr. Ran R. Hassin.

 
:2008-2009

Visiting student at the Rotman research institute.                      

Baycrest Center, Toronto, Canada

Advisor: Dr. Lynn Hahser.

 

2007:

M.A in Clinical Neuropsychology.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

 

2004:

B.Sc in Psychology and Biology.                

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

Campbell, K. L., Zimerman, S., Healey, K. M., Lee, M. M. S., Hasher, L. (2012) Age differences in visual statistical learning, Psychology and Aging, 27(3), 650-656.

 
Zimerman, S., Hasher, L. & Goldstein, D. (2011). Cognitive Aging: a positive perspective. In N. Kapur (Ed.), The Paradoxical Brain. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
 

Hassin R. R., Bargh J. A. & Zimerman S. (2009). Automatic and Flexible: The Case of Non-conscious Goal Pursuit. Social Cognition, 27(1), 20-36.

           

GENERAL RESEARCH INTERESTS:

 

- Implicit motivation and high level unconscious processes

- Executive functions and cognitive aging

- Applications of Implicit motivation in intervention and rehabilitation settings
 

CONFERENCES:

 

Zimerman, S., & Hassin R. R. (2012, December). Implicit Motivation Makes the Brain Grow Younger: Improving Executive Functions of Older Adults. Presentation to be given at the national conference for graduate students in experimental psychology, Hebrew university, Jerusalem, Israel.

 

Zimerman, S., & Hassin R. R. (2009, March). Improving older adults' executive functions: The role of non-conscious goal pursuit. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Rotman Research Institute Conference, Toronto, Canada.


HONORS AND AWARDS:

 

May 2012:

Israel association of university women award 6,000 NIS

 

May 2011:

The Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute award for research students in the field of aging 1500$

 

February 2011:

The Eric and Fuga Neuberger award for research students in the field of "Special needs of the older population" 9,028 NIS

 

2009-2012:

Hoffman leadership and responsibility program for outstanding PhD candidates The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 15,000$ per year.

 

2008-2009:

Baycrest center- Hebrew university fellowship. $25,000 CAD

 

2005-2008:

Direct Ph.D program scholarship. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 24,000 NIS per year.

 

WORKSHOPS AND EXCHANGE PROGRAMS:

 

July 2009:

Summer Institute in Social Psychology (SISP),                             

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

 

2008-2009:

Baycrest Centre (Toronto, Canada) - Hebrew University   

Graduate students exchange program.

 

2006:

The Vivian Smith Advanced Studies Institute of the             

International Neuropsychological Society, Greece.

 

CLINICAL TRAINING:

 

2008-2009:

Neuropsychology Intern:

Memory clinic, Sunnybrook Hospital

Toronto, ON

Canada

 

2007-2008:

Practicum student:                               

Psychiatric clinic     

Hadassah University Hospital-Ein Kerem

Jerusalem, Israel

 

2006-2007:

Practicum student:                               

Neurological clinic  

Hadassah University Hospital-Ein Kerem

Jerusalem, Israel

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

2012 - present:

Reading Impairments

Department of Education and psychology

The Open University, Israel

 

2005-2008 , 2010-present:

Teaching assistant:                                            

Research methods and experimental psychology      

Department of psychology

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

 

2010-present:

Teaching assistant:                                            

The age revolution: Social aspects of aging

School of social work

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.