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Gurit E. Birnbaum

Gurit E. Birnbaum

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My research focuses on the convoluted role played by sexuality in the broader context of close relationship. My research has involved the construction of assessment tools for studying individual differences in the sexual behavioral system, which have been used to shed light on the processes that mediate the impact of sexuality on close relationships; e.g., differential importance at different stages of development; the meaning couples attribute to their sex lives; the functional significance of sexuality within romantic relationship; and the link between sexuality and other aspects of the relationship. My current research program employs experimental, qualitative, and daily experience methodologies to investigate the complex interplay between the attachment and sexual behavioral systems within romantic relationships and the dual potential of the sexual system for both satisfying and dysfunctional relational interactions.

Primary Interests:

  • Close Relationships
  • Evolution and Genetics
  • Gender Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation

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Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Sexuality in Close Relationships

Gurit E. Birnbaum
School of Psychology
Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya
P.O. Box 167
46150 Herzliya

  • Phone: 972-9-9602835
  • Fax: 972-9-9602845
  • Skype Name: birnbag

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