Jacob Y. Stein, PhD

Dr. Jacob Y. Stein, (Cobi), is a research fellow in the Israeli Center of Research excellence (I-CORE) for the investigation of mass trauma (http://www.icore-masstrauma.org/), and a post-doctoral fellow under the supervision of Prof.  Charles R. Figley and Prof. Zahava Solomon. Dr. Stein has completed his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D in the Department of Psychology at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Throughout his research career, Jacob has conducted research in various domains relating to combat and war captivity induced posttraumatic reactions. Jacob's domain of expertise lies with loneliness after combat related trauma and the phenomenology of trauma and its aftermath. His interests lie primarily in the interpersonal domain, including the roles of social support, empathy, loneliness, and understanding in the posttraumatic reality. This includes the investigation of subsequent posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other intrapersonal as well as interpersonal ramifications of trauma. Jacob is proficient in conducting qualitative research of various methodologies (e.g., grounded theory, narrative, phenomenological, hermeneutics), and though his studied include also longitudinal quantitative research concerning long-term effects of war and war captivity.  Jacob's work has been published in several peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, as well as presented in several international as well as local (Israeli) conferences. Jacob's studies have gained the interest of researchers worldwide, and continue to inspire new research.