I am currently a lecturer (adjunct) at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzeliya, teaching psycholinguistics; language, emotion and conflict; and academic research and writing; and a senior research associate at the Psychology of Intergroup Conflict and Reconciliation Lab at the Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology at IDC, and at the Martin Springer Center for Conflict Studies at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. My current research interests are the effect of linguistic cues on generating emotions within the context of intractable conflicts; discourse analysis of students' encounters with narratives of the other; mentalization and language development; resilience sources; and, salutogenic interventions in conflictual settings.I was a postdoctoral associate at the Conflict Management Program at Ben Gurion University, focusing on a sense of coherence-based assessment aimed at evaluating an acute psychiatric in-patient unit's needs and development of an intervention program. My dissertation from Tel Aviv University focused on resilience sources, socio-emotional self-perceptions, family climate and hopeful thinking among students (advisor: Prof. Malka Margalit). I completed my M.A. degree in psycholinguistics (advisors: Prof. Avner Ziv and Prof. Elite Olshtein) at Tel Aviv University.
Idan, O., Eriksson, M., & Al-Yagon, M. (2016). The salutogenic model: The role of generalized resistance resources. In Mittelmark, M.B., Sagy, S., Eriksson, M., Bauer, G., Pelikan, J.M., Lindström, B., Espnes, G.A. (Eds.), Handbook of salutogenesis (pp. 57-69). Springer.
Idan, O., Braun-Lewensohn, O., & Sagy, S. (2013). A sense of coherence-based assessment aimed at evaluating an acute psychiatric in-patient unit's needs and development of an intervention
program based on the salutogenic model. In G. Bauer & G. Jenny (Eds.), Concepts of Salutogenic organizations and change: The logics behind organizational health intervention
Idan, O., & Margalit, M. (2012). Socio-emotional self-perceptions, family climate and hopeful
thinking among students with learning disabilities and typically achieving students from the same classes. Journal of Learning Disabilities. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0022219412439608.