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Hadar Naftalovich

הדר נפתלוביץ

PhD candidate

Lab Manager                                                                                                                                                               Email:







Hadar Naftalovich is currently a doctoral student and lab manager at the Hebrew University's Clinical Neuropsychology Lab, studying clinical psychology.

Her research investigates the mechanisms underlying psychopathological symptom fluctuations, focusing on the roles and interactions of circadian rhythm, alertness, and inhibition. Her work has been supported by the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation, Mifal HaPais, and the Israeli Academy of Sciences and the Humanities. 

Hadar completed her MA in clinical psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and is currently a licensed clinical psychologist (license number 27-159563) with expertise in cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. She completed her clinical internship at the Clinic for the Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in children and adolescents at Hadassah Hospital, and she is currently treating patients as part of an ongoing clinical study treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. 

  1. Naftalovich, H., Anholt, G. E., Keren, R., Arush, O. B., & Kalanthroff, E. (2021). Waxing and waning: The roles of chronotype and time of day in predicting symptom fluctuations in obsessive-compulsive disorder using a daily-monitoring design. Journal of Psychiatric Research. doi:

  2. Naftalovich, H., Tauber, N., & Kalanthroff, E. (2020). But first, coffee: The roles of arousal and inhibition in the resistance of compulsive cleansing in individuals with high contamination fears. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 76, 102316. doi:

  3. Littman, R.*, Naftalovich, H.*, Huppert, J. D., & Kalanthroff, E. (2020). Impact of COVID‐19 on obsessive–compulsive disorder patients. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 74(12), 660-661. doi:        *equal contribution

  4. Katz, B.F., Naftalovich, H., Matanky, K. & Yovel, I. (2020). Clinical status moderates bipolar disorder’s relationship with reward and punishment sensitivity: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychological Review. 101945. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2020.101945. 

  5. Akerman, A., Naftalovich, H., Akiva-Kabiri, L., & Kalanthroff, E. (2020). Inhibiting the Emergence of Involuntary Musical Imagery: Implications for Improving Our Understanding of Intrusive Thoughts. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 1-7. doi:

  6. Miron, S., Naftalovich, H., & Kalanthroff, E. (2020). The effect of emotional primes on attentional focus in high versus low depression. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 82(1), 377-382. doi:

  7. Naftalovich, H. (2014). Do you believe in magic? The use of forces in our perception of the occult. (Honors Thesis, Emory University).

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