Short Bio

Moshe Zeidner  is Professor of Educational Psychology and Human Development at  the University of Haifa, Israel. He held the position  of  Dean of Research at the University of Haifa  from 2000 to 2005. His main fields of interest are in the area of  human emotions, personality and individual differences, with particular concern for the stress, anxiety,  and coping process, the interface of personality and intelligence, emotional intelligence,  and psychoeducational assessment. He has served as Consulting  Editor for two  APA Journals-- Journal of  Educational Psychology and Emotion.

He is also a member of the Board of several international journals, including:  Anxiety, Stress, and Coping: An International Journal and Applied Psychology: Health and Welfare. He  is Series Co-Editor of the Plenum book series on Human Exceptionality. He is the author or co-editor of 10 books and author or co-author of  over 200 scientific papers and chapters. He was   the founding Director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Research on Emotions  and  is currently the Scientific Director of the Laboratory for Cross-Cultural Research in Personality and Emotion.

He is a member of APA, APS, and the Israeli Psychological Association.  He received  the “Lifetime achievement award for outstanding contribution to stress and anxiety research” at the meeting of the Society for Stress and Anxiety Research” in July, 2003, Lisbon, Portugal. His book, “What we know about emotional intelligence,” received  the 2009  PROSE award for excellence from the Association of American Publishers. He is married, has two lovely boys, 4 beautiful granddaughters, and  in his free time enjoys swimming, listening to pop and jazz music, and reading thrillers and  books on humor.