Professor Shaul Kimhi completed his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Israel and his Ph.D. in Psychology at the Palo Alto University, California, USA. He was Head of the Psychology Department at Tel Hai College from 2009 to 2016. Professor Kimhi used to be a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the International Society for Political Psychology (ISPP) and the International Political Science Association (IPSA).
His main areas of research are: individual, community and national resilience, coping with stress, political psychology (including behavior analysis of political leaders), psychology of terrorism and army psychology.
Professor Kimhi has published 4 books (one of them as an editor), more than 100 articles in refereed journals and 10 chapters in collections. He has participated in many academic international conferences, including as invited and keynote speaker and serves as a referee for several professional journals. He is often invited to the Israeli media (TV and radio) to discuss his areas of expertise.
In the past professor Kimhi served as a special advisor in the Israeli Army Intelligence Corps. Nowadays, Shaul Kimhi is Professor Emeritus at Tel-Hai College and he is one of the founders of the ‘Multi-national Resilience & Well-being Research and Knowledge Center’ at Tel Aviv University.