Selected Lists of Publcations

I. To illuminate the nature and function of attentional (dys)regulation in suffering and mental health; and to translate these insights to novel therapeutic interventions

II. To better understand present moment attention and awareness or mindfulness and the mechanisms through which it contributes to mental health

  • Paz, R., Zvielli, A., Goldstein, P., & Bernstein, A. (2017). Brief mindfulness training de-couples the anxiogenic effects of distress intolerance on reactivity to and recovery from stress among deprived smokers. Behaviour Research and Therapy.
  • Hadash, Y., Lichtash, Y., & Bernstein, A. (2017). Measuring Decentering and Related Constructs: Capacity and Limitations of Extant Assessment Scales. Mindfulness
  • Nitzan-Assayag, Y., Yuval, K., Tanay, G., Aderka, I. M., Vujanovic, A. A., Litz, B., & Bernstein, A. (2017). Reduced Reactivity to and Suppression of Thoughts Mediate the Effects of Mindfulness Training on Recovery Outcomes Following Exposure to Potentially Traumatic Stress. Mindfulness.
  • Shoham, A., Goldstein, P., Oren, R., Spivak, D., & Bernstein, A. (2017). Decentering in the Process of Cultivating Mindfulness: An Experience Sampling Study in Time and Context. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.
  • Plonsker, R., Gavish, D., Zvielli, A., & Bernstein, A. (2016). Cognitive Defusion and Emotion Differentiation: Does Getting Entangled with Our Thoughts Dysregulate the Generation, Experience, and Regulation of Emotion? Cognition and Emotion.
  • Hadash, Y., Segev, N., Goldstein, P., Tanay, G., & Bernstein, A. (2016). The Decoupling Model of Equanimity: Theory, Measurement, and Test in a Mindfulness Intervention. Mindfulness.
  • Hadash, Y., Plonsker, R., Vago, D., & Bernstein, A. (2016). Experiential Self-Referential and Selfless Processing in Mindfulness and Mental Health: Conceptual Model and Implicit Measurement Methodology. Psychological Assessment.
  • Bernstein, A., Hadash, Y., Lichtash, Y., Tanay, G., Sheperd, K., Fresco, D. (2015). Decentering and Related Constructs: A Critical Review and Meta-Cognitive Processes Model. Perspectives on Psychological Science.
  • Lotan, G., Tanay, G., Bernstein, A. (2014). Mindfulness and tolerance of distress: Test of prospective relations in a mindfulness preventive intervention. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy.
  • Tanay, G. & Bernstein, A. (2013). State Mindfulness Scale (SMS): Development and initial validation. Psychological Assessment.

III. To elucidate how psychological processing of internal states (e.g., thought, emotion), particularly those characterized by negative hedonic tone (e.g., fear, distress), contributes to suffering and mental health

  • Harari, O.#, & Bernstein, A. (2017). Oxytocin Attenuates Social and Non-Social Negatively-Valenced Emotional Stimuli: Re-Thinking the Social Specificity of Oxytocin. Psychoneuroendocrinology.
  • Harari, O., & Bernstein, A. (2014). A General Approach-Avoidance Hypothesis of Oxytocin: Accounting for Social and Non-Social Effects of Oxytocin. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.

IV. To develop novel means to improve the mental health of survivors of mass atrocities and violent conflict

  • Yuval, K., Bernstein, A. (under review). Avoidance in Posttraumatic Stress among Refugee Survivors of Violent Conflict and Atrocities: Testing Risk Processes and Candidate Intervention Targets. Submitted for publication consideration to Behavior Research & Therapy.
  • Reebs, A., Yuval, K., & Bernstein, A. (2017). Remembering and Responding to Traumatic Autobiographical Memories: Exploring Risk and Intervention Targets for Posttraumatic Stress in Traumatized Refugees. Clinical Psychological Science.
  • Yuval, K., Zvielli, A., & Bernstein, A. (2017). Attentional Bias Dynamics and Posttraumatic Stress in Survivors of Violent Conflict and Atrocities: New Directions in Clinical Psychological Science of Refugee Mental Health. Clinical Psychological Science.
  • Yuval, K., Zvielli, A., & Bernstein, A. (2016). Attentional Bias Dynamics and Posttraumatic Stress in Survivors of Violent Conflict and Atrocities: New Directions in Clinical Psychological Science of Refugee Mental Health. Clinical Psychological Science.
  • Bernstein, A., & Yuval, K. (2015). Nightmares, intrusive memories, depression: Israeli researchers look at the dark side of asylum-seeking. Haaretz [national newspaper] - English 
  • Bernstein, A., & Yuval, K. (2015). Who is responsible for the mental health of asylum seekers? Haaretz [national newspaper] - Hebrew

Edited Books and Special Journal Issues

  • Vujanovic, A. A., Zvolensky, M. J., & Bernstein, A. (Eds.). (2008). Posttraumatic Stress and Panic Psychopathology: Research Advances and Future Directions [Special issue].
  • Zvolensky, M. J., Bernstein, A., & Marshall, E. C. (Eds.). (2008). Anxiety, Stress and Trauma: Comorbidity with Tobacco and Marijuana Use and Disorders [Special issue].
  • Zvolensky, M. J., Bernstein, A., & Vujanovic, A. A. (Eds.). (2011). Distress Tolerance. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Koster, E. H. W., & Bernstein, A. (Eds.) (2015). Cognitive Bias Modification: Challenges & New Directions. [Special issue]. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.