Dr. Lazarov received his M.A (2008) and Ph.D. (2014) in clinical psychology from Tel-Aviv University, studying obsessive-compulsive disorder under the supervision of Prof. Ruvi Dar. He then completed a first post-doctoral training at Tel-Aviv University with Prof. Yair Bar-Haim, studying threat monitoring via attention allocation processes in social anxiety disorder (SAD). Next, he completed a second post-doctoral training at Columbia University Medical Center with Prof. Yuval Neria, expanding his research to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Amit joined the School of psychological Sciences as a faculty member in 2018.
Prof. Amit Lazarov
Fields of Interest
Investigating heightened threat monitoring, and its modification, across different psychopathologies as indexed by visual attention allocation over extended time periods. Exploring the relation between threat monitoring and reward processes, their interplay, and their mutual influences on attention, behavior and clinical measures. Research involves eye-tracking methodology, psychophysiology and behavioral/clinical measures.
For full publications list see.
Lazarov, A., Liberman, N., Hermesh, H., & Dar, R. (2014). Seeking proxies for internal states in obsessive–compulsive disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 4, 695-704.
Dar, R., Lazarov, A., & Liberman, N. (2016). How can I know what I’m feeling? Obsessive-compulsive tendencies and induced doubt are related to reduced access to emotional states. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 52, 128-137.
Lazarov, A., Abend, R., & Bar-Haim, Y. (2016). Social anxiety is related to increased dwell time on socially threatening faces. Journal of Affective Disorders, 193, 282-288.
Lazarov, A., Pine, D. S., & Bar-Haim, Y. (2017). Gaze-contingent music reward treatment for social anxiety disorder: A randomized control trial. American Journal of Psychiatry, 174, 649-656.
Lazarov, A., Abend, R., Seidner, S, Pine, D. S., & Bar-Haim, Y. (2017). The effects of training contingency awareness during attention bias modification on learning and stress reactivity. Behavior Therapy, 48, 638-650.
Lazarov, A., Marom, S., Yahalom, N., Pine, D. S., Hermesh, H., & Bar-Haim, Y. (2017). Attention bias modification augments cognitive behavioral group therapy for social anxiety disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Psychological Medicine, 1-9.
Lazarov, A., Ben-Zion, Z., Shamai, D., Pine, D. S., & Bar-Haim, Y. (2018). Free Viewing of Sad and Happy Faces in Depression: A Potential Target for Attention Bias Modification. Journal of Affective Disorders, 238, 94-100.
Lazarov, A., Suarez-Jimenez, B., Tamman, A., Falzon, L., Zhu, X., Edmondson, D. E., & Neria. Y. (in press). Attention to Threat in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as Indexed by Eye-Tracking Indices: A Systematic Review. Psychological Medicine, 1-22.