Professor, School of Psychological Sciences, Tel-Aviv University and head of the Psychooncology Research Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
Shulamith Kreitler is a full professor at the school of psychological sciences, Tel-Aviv University and head of the Psychooncology Research Center at the Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel.
She was born in Tel-Aviv and has studied psychology, philosophy and psychopathology in Israel, Switzerland and the USA. She got her PhD in Bern Switzerland. Has worked as a professor of psychology in Harvard, Princeton and Yale in the USA, as well as in Argentina and Vienna, Austria. She has lectured in Moscow University, The University of Brno, The University of Frankfurt, Beigin University, and other universities. She has been a professor of psychology at Tel-Aviv University since 1986. She is a certified clinical and health psychologist. Currently she teaches psychology at Tel-Aviv University and is the head of the psychooncology research center at Sheba Medical Center. Has published about 250 papers and 23 books in motivation, cognition, psychopathology and health psychology. She has created the theory of meaning, and the cognitive orientation theory of behavior, health and wellness. Some of her publications: The Psychology of Art (1972) (together with Hans Kreitler), Cognitive Orientation and Behavior (1976), The Cognitive Foundations of Personality Traits (1990), Handbook of Chronic Pain (2007), Pediatric Psycho-Oncology: Psychosocial Aspects and Clinical Interventions (2004, 2012 2nd Edition By Blackwell/Wiley), Systems of Logic and the construction of Order (with Fleck, Ropolyi and Eigner, 2012), Cognition and motivation (Cambridge University Press) Consciousness: Its nature and functions ( together with Oded Maimon), Conceptions of meaning (together with Tomas Urbanek), The construct of Meaning (Nova), and most recently New Frontiers in Creativity (2020, Nova)