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  • Dr. Avigail Moor
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Multidisciplinary Studies
  • Social Work - M.A. Program
  • +972(0)544280447
  • [email protected]
    • Sexual trauma
    • Treatment of sexual trauma survivors 
    • Gender psychology
  • Avigail Moor, Ph.D., is a psychologist who received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1991. She specializes in the study and treatment of survivors of sexual violence.  Her past and present research focuses primarily on the social context of sexual violence against women and its psychological sequelae. She has also written many articles on the treatment of survivors. Another central area of investigation concerns the psychology of women in general, including the effects of the gender-based social power imbalance on women's mental health and wellbeing. Dr. Moor heads the Gender Studies program at Tel Hai College and is also on the faculty of the Social Work Department. In addition she serves as a psychological consultant to several rape crisis centers in Northern Israel. 

  • ·         1986-1988: University of Colorado, Boulder, Psychology Dept. Teaching assistant

    ·         1988-1990  University of Colorado, Boulder, Women Studies Dept.

    ·         1998- 2011: Drama therapy program, Tel Hai College, Post B.A. professional training.

    ·         1997- present: Tel Hai College, Social Work Dept. and Gender Studies.


  • Moor, A. & Silvern, L. (2006). Identifying pathways linking child abuse to psychological outcome: The mediating role of perceived parental failure of empathy. Journal of Emotional Abuse, 6, 91-112.

    Moor, A. (2007). When recounting the traumatic memories is not enough: Treating persistent self-devaluation associated with rape and victim-blaming rape myths. Women & Therapy, 30, 19-35.

    Moor, A. (2009). From victim to empowered survivor: Feminist therapy with survivors of rape and sexual assault. In M. Paludi (Ed.). Feminism and Women's Rights Worldwide, V. 2, 139-155. NY: Prager.

    Moor, A. (2010). Full of power: The relation between women's growing social power and the thin female beauty ideal. Radical Psychology, 8, 1-14.

    Moor, A. (2010). She dresses to attract he perceives seduction: A gender gap in attribution of intent to women's revealing style of dress and its relation to blaming the victims of sexual violence. Journal of International Women’s Studies, 11, 115-127.

    Moor, A. (2010). Treating the sexually abused inner girl. In P. Lundberg- Love, K. Nadal, M. Paludi (Eds.), Women and Mental Disorders. V. 4, 1-19. NY:  Prager.

    Moor, A. (2011). The Efficacy of a high school rape prevention program in Israel. Violence and Victims, 26, 283-295.

    Moor, A. (2011). Attitudes towards different types of rape among Israeli college students. In Zysberg, L. (Ed.). Student Attitude, 125-139. NY: Nova Science Publishers.

    Moor A. & Farchi M. (2012). Is rape-related self-blame distinct from other posttraumatic attributions of blame? A comparison of severity and implications for treatment. Women & Therapy, 34, 447-460.

    Moor, A. & Lipscomb, M. (2012). Vilified & devalued: Perception of women in upper management and the relative value of the feminine. In M. Paludi (Ed.) Women and Management Worldwide:  Global Issues and Promising Solutions, 161-179. NY:  Praeger.

    Moor, A., Golan, D., Ben Meir, E., & Farchi, M. (2013). Rape - A trauma of paralyzing dehumanization. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma, 22, 1051–1069.

    Moor, A., Cohen, A. & Beeri, O. (2014). In Quest of Excellence, Not Power: Women’s Paths to Positions of Influence and Leadership. Journal of Advancing Women in Leadership, 35, 1-11.

    Moor, A. (2015).  When does sexual coercion become rape?  Common misperceptions among students and implications for prevention.  In M. Paludi (Ed.), Campus action against sexual assault:  Needs, policies, procedures and training programs.  Santa Barbara, CA:  Praeger.

    Zysberg, L. & Moor, A. (2018). Demographic and personal correlates of ‘new masculinities’: Focus on the role of emotional intelligence. International Journal of Psychology and Counselling, 9, 1-9.

    Moor, A., Haimov Y., Shraber, S. (2020). When Desire Fades: Women Talk About Their Subjective Experience of Declining Sexual Desire in Loving Long-term Relationships. The Journal of Sex Research, 1-10.



    מור, א. (2008). ילדות בצל התעללות והורות כושלת: הקשר המורכב בין התעללות מינית ופיזית בילדות, אמפטיה הורית והסתגלות פסיכולוגית בבגרות.  מפגש, 27, 125 - 143.

    מור, א. (2009). הערכה ראשונית  של ממדי ומאפייני החשיפה לאלימות מינית בקרב נשים בישראל. סוגיות חברתיות בישראל, ,7 46 - 65.

    מור, א. (2011). הטרדה מינית במקום העבודה: שיעוריה, מאפייניה ותפישות מגדריות ביחס אליה. סוגיות חברתיות בישראל, 11, 159 - 185.

    מור א. ובארי א. (2012). הטרדה מינית – תוצר תרבות או אישיות? סוגיות חברתיות בישראל, 13, 111-130.

    מור, א. (2013). על הקשר בין פורנוגרפיה, נורמות הגבריות ואלימות מינית. הד החינוך,  פ"ו, 32-36 .

    מור, א. (2017). מציאות יומיומית מאיימת – הטרדת רחוב והשלכותיה. סוגיות חברתיות בישראל, 23, 6-29.

    מור, א. (2017). דמעה שלא נגעה – להחלים מפגיעה מינית. הוצאת אח.

    מור, א. (2019). מאובייקט לסובייקט – הטיפול בפגיעה מינית. בתוך, א. אורן ו-ד. סגל (עורכים). EMDR- הפסיכותרפיה של המאה ה-21, 343-360. מושב בן שמן: מודן הוצאה לאור בע"מ.




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