About Me
Dr. Chaya Ostrower

The book based on my Ph.D.
Springer              book cover
published by Springer
          published by Yad Vashem

Review of my book in the Jewish Journal by Michael Berenbaum

An interview with me in The Jewish Week by Steve Lipman

Ph.D. - Thesis topic: "Humor as a Defense Mechanism in the Holocaust".
Tel-Aviv University.

M.A - Thesis dealing with behavior modification in the classroom.
Tel-Aviv University.

B.A - Psychology and Criminology.
Bar-Ilan University.

Beit Berl College for teacher education.
Teaching: Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Pedagogy

Before that:
Education Counselor in junior high school for pupils with special needs (behavioral and emotional disturbances).
Pre army training instructor in high schools.

Headmaster for twelve years of:

  • Junior high school for pupils with special needs (behavioral and emotional disturbances).
  • Junior high school for regular pupils.
  • High school for regular pupils.
  • Inspector of Junior high schools.

Holocaust research
Humor research
Writing and creating internet sites
Listening to classical music
Dancing Israeli folklore dances
Iyengar Yoga - (see pictures below)

Papers Presented at International Conferences:

bullt   The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences, Osaka, Japan.

bullt  International Conference on Humour: Texts, Contexts.
India, Trivandrum University, Kerala.

bullt  AATH's 25th Annual Conference, Chicago.

bullet   The 23nd International Society For Humor Studies (ISHS) Conference, Boston University, Boston.

bullet   The 22nd International Society For Humor Studies (ISHS) Conference, City University of Hong Kong.
bullet  The 26th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP 2006), Athens, Greece.
bullet   Second International Virtual Conference: Opening Gates in Teacher Education: Meeting the Challenges in Education and Teaching. Tel-Aviv.
bullet  The 14th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem.
bullet   Science, Law and Ethics, University of Haifa, Israel.
bullet   Memory and History: Cultural Representations of Displacement and Genocide, Texas Tech University.
bullet  Teaching the Holocaust to future Generations, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem.
bullet  International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter: Theory, Research and Applications, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

My Hebrew Sites Links:

hong kong

The 22nd international Society For Humor Studies (ISHS) Conference,
City University of Hong Kong

me india conference

nternational Conference On Humour:texts / Contexts, University of Kerala, India

"Japan 2015"


hand standing Ustrasana  hanging  
vijrasana hanging supta virasana
head stand on chair head stand on chair head stand on chair
hanging roop hanging roop 
head stand back bend
Supta Virasana backbend
rope hand stand rope hand stand
sirsasana sirsasana

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