Shmuel Shulman has been a full professor in the Department of Psychology, College of Management Academic Studies (COLMAN) since the 2017-2018 academic year. Professor Shulman received his PhD in clinical psychology from Bar Ilan University.
He was faculty at Tel Aviv university for ten years, after which he returned to Bar Ilan University where he served as head of the graduate program in clinical psychology, head of the Department of Psychology and Dean of Students.
Professor Shulman served as an affiliative professor in the Department of Psychology at Florida Atlantic University, Ft. Lauderdale. In addition, he was a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, Yale University (Department of Psychiatry), York University (Toronto), Jyvaskula University, Finland and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He was also a DAAD fellow at the Universities of Bonn and Jena in Germany.
In addition to his academic work, Professor Shulman is a senior clinical psychologist. He worked for almost fifteen years in an adolescent inpatient unit at the Abarbanel Hospital, and in a clinic serving children, adolescents and their families (Ministry of Health). A few years ago he co-founded a clinic for young adults at the Shalvatah Mental Health Center.
Professor Shulman is currently on the editorial boards of Journal of Adolescence, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, and Emerging Adulthood. He served on the editorial board of the Journal of Research on Adolescence between 2006 and 2012.
Research Interests and Teaching
Development, adaptation and pathology among adolescents and young adults. These topics are studied with the framework of Developmental Psychopathology. Professor Shulman has a number of ongoing longitudinal studies:Development and adaptation (career and romantic relationships) in young adulthood. In this study young adults have been followed for a period of 12 years.
Romantic and sexual pathways from adolescence to young adulthood. Participants have been followed for nine years, since the age of 16.
The role of psychological intervention in the attainment of developmental task and decrease in depression and anxiety. Pre and post comparisons are conducted.
Professor’s Shulman’s studies were funded by the BSF, ISF, the Ministry of Health and the Anti Drug Authority.