2006-2007 Postdoctoral Studies (Behavioral Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
2002-2004 Postdoctoral Studies (Psychology, University of Haifa, Israel)
1999-2002 Ph.D., (Psychology, University of Toronto, Canada)
1997-1999 M.A., (Psychology, University of Toronto, Canada)
1994-1997 B.A., (Psychology and Education, Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
Awards and Excellence Scholarships (Within the Past Five Years)
2014/2015 Teaching excellence list
Appointments at the Hebrew University
2014-present Senior Lecturer, School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
2007-2014 Lecturer, School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Additional Functions (Within the Past Five Years)
2018-present Head of Doctoral Program, School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
2018-2020 Member of an expert advisory committee for Israel’s Ministry of Education (through the Initiative for Applied Education Research), on the facilitation of social-emotional learning in the school system
2016-2020 Chair of the teaching committee, School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
2014-2015 Chair of the research committee, School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Research Grants (Within the Past Five Years)
2019-2020 School of Social Work Internal Grant, “Dimensions of parenting in infancy and their links to different aspects of socio-emotional development in early childhood”, 36,000 NIS
2014-2017 Israel Science Foundation (ISF), “Experimental Examination of Empathy in Infancy”, 630,000 NIS
2013-2016 The Anita Morawetz Fund for Research on Children at Risk, “Towards Earlier Diagnosis of Autism: Identifying Early Behavioral Markers of Autism Spectrum Disorders and their Biological Underpinnings”, US$ 50,000, together with Ronit Roth-Hanania, Yael Paz, Lidia Gabis & Carolyn Zahn-Waxler
2012-2016 US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF), “The Development of Empathy During Infancy”, US$ 126,000, together with Carolyn Zahn-Waxler & Ronit Roth-Hanania.
List of Publication (Within the Past Five Years)
Chapters in Collections
Grusec, J. E. & Davidov, M. (2015). Analyzing socialization from a domain-specific perspective. In J. E. Grusec & P. D. Hastings (Eds.) Handbook of Socialization: Theory and Research (2nd ed.) (pp. 158-181). New York: Guilford Press.
Davidov, M. (2018). Empathy. In M.H. Bornstein, M.E. Arterberry, K.L. Fingerman, & J.E. Lansford (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
Grusec, J. E. & Davidov, M. (2019). Parent socialization and children’s values. In. M.H. Bornstein (Ed.) Handbook of Parenting: Volume 3: Being and Becoming a Parent, 3rd Edition (pp. 762-796). New York: Routledge.
Knafo-Noam, A., Uzefovsky, F., Israel, S., Davidov, M., & Zahn-waxler, C. (2015). The prosocial personality and its facets: Genetic and environmental architecture of mother-reported behavior of 7-year-old twins. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 112.
Davidov, M., Knafo-Noam, A., Serbin, L. A., & Moss, E. (2015). The Influential Child: How children affect their environment and influence their own risk and resilience. Development and Psychopathology,27, 947-951.
Davidov, M. & Atzaba-Poria, N. (2016). Maternal discipline and children's adjustment: The role of the cultural and situational context. Social Development, 25, 99-119.
Davidov, M., Vaish, A. Knafo-Noam, A., & Hastings, P. D. (2016). The motivational foundations of prosocial behavior from a developmental perspective: Evolutionary roots and key psychological mechanisms. Child Development, 87, 1655-1667.
Avinun, R., Davidov, M., Mankuta, D. & Knafo-Noam, A. (2018). Predicting the use of corporal punishment: Child aggression, parent religiosity, and the BDNF gene. Aggressive Behavior, 44, 165-175.
Uzefovsky, F., Paz, Y., & Davidov, M. (2019). Young infants are pro‐victims, but it depends on the context. British Journal of Psychology.
Paz, Y., Orlitsky, T., Roth-Hanania, R., Zahn-Waxler, C. & Davidov, M. (in press). Predicting externalizing behavior in toddlerhood from early individual differences in empathy. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
Davidov, M., Paz, Y., Roth-Hanania, R., Uzefovsky F., Orlitsky, T., Mankuta, D. & Zahn-Waxler, C. (in press). Caring babies: Concern for others in distress during infancy. Developmental Science.