Shira Dvir Gvirsman

Shira Dvir Gvirsman

Academic Background and Fields of Interest:

Shira Dvir Gvirsman is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University  of Jerusalem. Her fields of interest are the psychological influence of communication, political communication and child development. Her thesis documents the different ways in which media influence political reasoning.  

She is currently engaged in researching the effects of political violence on children in conflict areas and the role of public opinion in political conflict.

Completed 2012, now Assistant Professor in Netanya Academic College School of Communication.

 

Publications

  • Blum kulka, S., & Dvir Gvirsman, S. “Peer Learning”. In M. Endacott (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Education (3 ed.): Elsevier. 2010.
  • Sheafer, T., & Dvir Gvirsman, S. “The Spoiler Effect: Media Framing Effects on Attitudes and Expectations toward Peace”. Journal of Peace Research. 47(2) 205-215. 2010.
  • Landau, S., Dvir Gvirsamn, S., Huesmann, Dubow, E., Boxer, P., Ginges, J., Shikaki, K., “The Effects of Exposure to Violence on Aggressive Behavior: The case of Arab and Jewish Children in Israel” In: Karin Österman (Ed.), Indirect and Direct Aggression. New York: Peter Lang Publishing. 2010.
  • Dubow, E, Boxer, P., Huesmann, R. Shikaki, K., Landau, S., Dvir Gvirsamn, S., Ginges, J. Exposure to Conflict and Violence across Contexts: Relations to Adjustment among Palestinian Children”. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 39(1) 103-116. 2010.
  • Maoz, I., Shamir, J., Wolfsfeld, G.,  & S. Dvir Gvirsman. “Psychological Correlates of Public Support for Reconciliation: The Israeli-Jordanian Case” Peace and Conflict Studies,16(1),26-43. 2009.

 

Conference Presentation

  • Dvir Gvirsman, S. (2011). Media made me not do it: Media as a hindering force of political activity.Paper  presented at the Israeli Communication Association, Haifa (best student paper).
  • Dvir Gvirsman, S. (2011) Complexity of Media, Complexity of Thought. Testing the Mediated Relation Between Media Complexity and Cognitive Complexity. Paper presented at ISPP, Istanbul.
  • Dvir Gvirsman, S. (2011) Complexity of Media, Complexity of Thought. Testing the Mediated Relation Between Media Complexity and Cognitive Complexity. Paper presented at ISPP, Istanbul.
  • Dvir Gvirsman, S., Landau, S., Dubow, E, Boxer, P., Huesmann, R. Shikaki, K., Ginges, J. (2011) The role of social support in preventing PTSD symptoms among children in conflict areas. Paper presented at ISPP, Istanbul.
  • Dvir Gvirsman, S. (2011) Complexity of Media, Complexity of Thought. Testing the Mediated Relation Between Media Complexity and Cognitive Complexity. Paper presented at APSA, Seattle.
  • Dvir Gvirsman, S. (2011) Complexity of Media, Complexity of Thought. Testing the Mediated Relation Between Media Complexity and Cognitive Complexity. Paper presented at Pre- ICA, Boston.
  • Dvir Gvirsman, S., Landau, S., Dubow, E, Boxer, P., Huesmann, R. Shikaki, K., Ginges, J. (2010). The Effects of Exposure to Political Violence and Parental Behavior, on Children’s Aggression and PTSD: The Case of Palestinian and Israeli Children. Paper presentation at ISRA, Connecticut.
  • Dvir Gvirsman, S., Landau, S., Dubow, E, Boxer, P., Huesmann, R. Shikaki, K., Ginges, J. (2010). The role of normative beliefs as a mediator of exposure to violance. Paper presentation at the Stockholm Criminology Symposium, Stockholm.
  • Landau, S., Dvir Gvirsman, S., Dubow, E, Boxer, P., Huesmann, R. Shikaki, K., Ginges, J. (2010). The effect of political conflict on aggressive behavior of Israeli Jewish and Arab youth.  Paper presentation at the Protection of Children during Armed Conflict conference, Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem.
  • Dvir Gvirsman, S., (2009). Conflicting Values: on Value-Framing, Value Tradeoff & the Complexity of the Media Text. Paper presentation at the ISPP, Dublin.
  • Dvir Gvirsamn, S., Landau, S.,  Dubow, E. (2009). The effect of political conflict on aggressive behavior of Israeli Jewish and Arab youth. Paper presentation at the ISPP, Dublin.
  • Landau, S. Dvir Gvirsamn, S. Dubow, E. (2008). Effects of exposure to political violence in the community and mass media.  Paper presented at ISRA, Budapest
  • Seffer, T., & Dvir Gvirsman, S. (2007). Media and Attitudes Toward Peace: Framing, Associative Networks, and Public Opinion. Paper presented at the ICA, San Francisco.

 

Recent Activities and Awards

  • Best student paper 2011 - Israel Communication Association.
  • Dvir Gvirsman, S. (2011) Complexity of Media, Complexity of Thought. Testing the Mediated Relation Between Media Complexity and Cognitive Complexity. Paper presented at American Political Science Association conference in Seattle.