Research Interests

Attachment, caregiving, parents-children relationships, transition to adulthood , Spiritual Development

Degree Name of Institution and Department  Period of Study

B.A. in Psychology & Philosophy, Cum Laude

M.A. in Clinical Psychology.

Ph.D. in Psychology

Tel-Aviv University, Israel, Psychology Department
Philosophy Department

University of Haifa, Israel, Psychology Department

Tel-Aviv University, Israel, Psychology Department

1972 - 1975

1975 - 1978

1980 - 1984

Academic Administrative Positions

2000 – 2012      Member of the Senate of the University, University of Haifa
2006 – 2012      Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa

2007 - 2012       Head of the Forum of Deans of Schools of Education in Israeli Universities

2010 - 2012       Academic Head (one of a team of two) of Teach for Israel during its inauguration in Israel and during the first two years of its operation

2012 - 2013      Ministry of Education Israel - Head of Pedagogical Affairs  (the highest national authority on curriculum and pedagogy

Additional Information

Ouri Mayseless Web site האתר לזכרו של אורי מייזלס 

The Caring Motivation: An integrated theory 
A new authored Book published by Oxford University Press!  (New Window)

Parenting Representations: Theory, Research and Clinical Implications (New Window).
An edited book published by Cambridge University Press
View Book's dedication (New Window)


 The Israeli Conferences for the Study of Contemporary Spiritualities (New Window)

General Select Publications on Spirituality

My Writings On Spirituality


Academic Resources