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Anat Shoshani

Anat Shoshani

School of Psychology, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel

Anat Shoshani is an Assistant Professor at the School of Psychology in the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya. Her research interests lie primarily within the fields of political violence and positive psychology, with a particular emphasis on studying the effects of political violence and terrorism on children, and promoting children’s resilience and strengths in the face of adversity. She serves as academic director of Maytiv Center for research and practice in positive psychology. Maytiv Center was established in 2010 as part of the School of Psychology in the IDC, and aims to promote evidence-based community programs to advance resilience and well-being on the individual, organization, and community levels.

Email: anatshoshani@gmail.com

Related Articles
Home and away: hybrid perspective on identity formation in 1.5 and second generation adolescent immigrants in Israel. By H. Zubida, L. Lavi, R. A. Harper, O. Nakash, A. Shoshani

Abstract: Immigration is not only about changing countries, but also about shifting identities. This change is especially important for adolescents. This article examines identity formation among 1.5 and 2nd generation adolescent immigrants to Israel. A survey of 125 children of immigrants aged 12-19 examined the role of social structures such as pace of life, culture, religion and language on identity formation in 1.5 and 2nd generational groups. We have identified several significant factors affecting the identities of children of migrants in each group. Looking beyond self-labeling, we argue that identity formation among children of immigrants is a continuous process in which the host country and origin country, both or neither of them, create dynamic hybrid patterns of identifications.

Keywords: hybridity, immigration, Israel, identity, generational groups.

Anat Shoshani

School of Psychology, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel