My two areas of research interest are relationships and affective experience. In the former, I am examining ways of improving the skillfulness of support offered by partners, and am studying the processes by which supportive and hindering acts exert their effect in committed couples. In the latter, I study how affect is organized, how different components of it fluctuate over time, and how these different components behave in both distressed and non-distressed groups.
I received my undergraduate education at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, worked on my Ph.D. in clinical and personality psychology at Northwestern University in the years 1995-2000, did my clinical internship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School in the following year, and was a post-doctoral fellow in the Couples Research Laboratory within the social psychology program at NYU.
- Rafaeli, E., Rogers, G. M., & Revelle, W. (2007). Affective synchrony: Individual differences in mixed emotions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33(7), 915-932.
- Perunovic, W. Q. E., Heller, D., & Rafaeli, E. (2007). Within-person changes in the structure of emotion: The role of cultural identification and language. Psychological Science, 18(7), 607-613.
- Lutz, W., Rafaeli, E., Howard, K. I., & Martinovich, Z. (2002). Adaptive modeling of progress in outpatient psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research, 12(4), 427-443.
- Green, A. S., Rafaeli, E., Bolger, N., Shrout, P. E., & Reis, H. T. (2006). Paper or plastic? Data equivalence in paper and electronic diaries. Psychological Methods, 11, 87-105.
- Cranford, J. A., Shrout, P. E., Iida, M., Rafaeli, E., Yip, T., & Bolger, N. (2006). A procedure for evaluating sensitivity to within-person change: Can mood measures in diary studies detect change reliably? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 917-929.
- Rafaeli, E., & Revelle, W. (2006). A premature consensus: Are happiness and sadness truly opposite affects? Motivation and Emotion, 30, 1-12.
- Rafaeli-Mor, E., & Steinberg, J. (2002). Self-complexity and well-being: A review and research synthesis. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 6, 31-58.
- Rafaeli-Mor, E., Gotlib, I. H., & Revelle, W. (1999). The meaning and measurement of self-complexity. Personality and Individual Differences, 27, 341-356.
- Mineka, S., Rafaeli, E., & Yovel, I. (2002). Cognitive biases in emotional disorders: Information processing and social-cognitive perspectives. In R. J. Davidson, K. R. Scherer, & H. H. Goldsmith (Eds.), Handbook of Affective Sciences. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Bolger, N., Davis, A., & Rafaeli, E. (2003). Diary methods: Capturing life as it is lived. Annual Review of Psychology, 54, 579-616.
- Abnormal Psychology
- Introduction to Clinical Psychology
- Psychology of Close Relationships
Department of Psychology
Barnard College, Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
- Phone: (212) 854-7938
- Fax: (212) 854-3601