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.