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Ora Nakash

Ora Nakash

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

Ora Nakash, PhD. is an assistant professor  at the School of Psychology at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at Boston University, and completed a post-doctoral training at the Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on the study of the effects of social and cultural factors on mental health with specific interest mental health disparities with the goal of improving the access, equity and quality of these services for disadvantaged and minority populations.

Email: onakash@idc.ac.il

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.

Ora Nakash

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