Dr. Yuri Rassovsky

Dr.
Senior Lecturer
Rassovsky Yuri
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EDUCATION

1995

B.A.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Psychology & Philosophy

1999

M.A. & Ph.D.

University of Minnesota - Clinical Psychology

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2000-2002

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Neuropsychology, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

2003-2005

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Neuroimaging, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA

2002-2010

Assistant Research Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

2005-2009

Senior Lecturer, The Academic College of Tel Aviv – Yaffo

2009-

Associate Research Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

2009- Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology and Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University
2011-

Head of Clinical-Rehabilitation Division, Department of Psychology, Bar-Ilan University

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Psychological Association

International Neuropsychological Society

Society for Research in Psychopathology

Schizophrenia International Research Society

Diplomate, American Board of Professional Psychology – Clinical Neuropsychology

 

 

Publications

 

  1. Brown, G. P., Craske, M. G., Tata, P., Rassovsky, Y., & Tsao, J. C. I. (2000). The anxiety attitude and belief scale: Initial psychometric properties in an undergraduate sample. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 7, 230-239.
  2. Rassovsky, Y., Kushner, M. G., Schwarze, N. J., & Wangensteen, O. D. (2000). Psychological and physiological predictors of response to carbon dioxide challenge in individuals with panic disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 109, 616-623.
  3. Rassovsky, Y., & Kushner, M. G. (2003). Carbon dioxide in the study of panic disorder: Issues of definition, methodology, and outcome. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 17, 1-32.
  4. Rassovsky, Y., Hurliman, E., Abrams, K., & Kushner, M. G. (2004). CO2 hypersensitivity in recently abstinent alcohol dependent individuals: A possible mechanism underlying the high risk for anxiety disorder among alcoholics. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 18, 159-176.
  5. Rassovsky, Y., Green, M. F., Nuechterlein, K. H., Breitmeyer, B., & Mintz, J. (2004). Paracontrast and metacontrast in schizophrenia: Clarifying the mechanism for visual masking deficits. Schizophrenia Research, 71, 485-492.
  6. Horan, W. P., Rassovsky, Y., & Green, M. F. (2005). Stimulating development of new drugs to improve cognition in schizophrenia. Current Psychosis and Therapeutics Reports, 3, 68-73.
  7. Rassovsky, Y., Green, M. F., Nuechterlein, K. H., Breitmeyer, B., & Mintz, J. (2005). Modulation of attention during visual masking in schizophrenia. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 162, 1533-1535.
  8. Rassovsky, Y., Green, M. F., Nuechterlein, K. H., Breitmeyer, B., & Mintz, J. (2005). Visual processing in schizophrenia: Structural equation modeling of visual masking performance. Schizophrenia Research, 78, 251-260.
  9. Rassovsky, Y., Abrams, K., & Kushner, M. G. (2006). Suffocation and respiratory responses to carbon dioxide and breath holding challenges in individuals with panic disorder. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 60, 291-298.
  10. Abrams, K., Rassovsky, Y., & Kushner, M. G. (2006). Evidence for respiratory and non-respiratory subtypes in panic disorder. Depression and Anxiety, 23, 474-481.
  11. Rassovsky, Y., Satz, P., Alfano, M. S., Light, R. K., Zaucha, K., McArthur, D. L., & Hovda, D. (2006). Functional Outcome in TBI I: Neuropsychological, emotional, and behavioral mediators. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 28, 567-580.
  12. Rassovsky, Y., Satz, P., Alfano, M. S., Light, R. K., Zaucha, K., McArthur, D. L., & Hovda, D. (2006). Functional Outcome in TBI II: Verbal memory and information processing speed mediators. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 28, 581-591.
  13. Sergi, M. J., Rassovsky, Y., Nuechterlein, K. H., & Green, M. F. (2006). Social perception as a mediator of the influence of early visual processing on functional status in schizophrenia. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 163, 448-454.
  14. Sergi, M. J., Rassovsky, Y., Widmark, C., Reist, C., Erhart, S., Braff, D. L., Marder, S. R., & Green, M. F. (2007). Social cognition in schizophrenia: Relationships with neurocognition and negative symptoms. Schizophrenia Research, 90, 316-324.
  15. Reinhard, M. J., Satz, P., Scagglioni, C. A., D’Elia, L. F.,  Rassovsky, Y., Arita, A., Hinkin, C. H., Thrasher, D., & Ordog, G. (2007). Neuropsychological exploration of alleged mold neurotoxicity. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 22, 533-543.
  16. Bedwell, J. S., Orem, D. M., Rassovsky, Y., Allen, L. G., & Sutterby, S. R. (2009). A potential qualitative endophenotype for schizophrenia: Backward masking response to red light. Psychiatry Research, 166, 166-173.
  17. Nemoto, T., Yamazawa, R., Kobayashi, H., Fujita, N., Chino, B., Fujii, C., Kashima, H., Rassovsky, Y., Green, M. F., & Mizuno, M. (2009). Cognitive training for divergent thinking in schizophrenia: A pilot study. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 33, 1533-1536.
  18. Horan, W. P., Rassovsky, Y., Kern, R. S., Lee, J., Wynn, J. K., & Green, M. F. (2010). Further support for the role of dysfunctional attitudes in models of real-world functioning in schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 44, 499-505.
  19. Rassovsky, Y., Horan, W. P., Lee, J., Sergi, M. J., & Green, M. F. (2011). Pathways between early visual processing and functional outcome in schizophrenia. Psychological Medicine, 41, 487-498.
  20. Satz, P., Cole, M. A., Hardy, D. J., & Rassovsky, Y. (2011). Brain and Cognitive Reserve: Mediator(s) and construct validity. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 33, 121-130.
  21. Bedwell, J. S., Rassovsky, Y., Orem, D. M., & Kamath, V. (2011). The backward masking red light effect in schizophrenia: Relationship to clinical features and neurocognitive performance. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 490-496.
  22. Rissling, A. J., Braff, D. L., Swerdlow, N. R., Helleman, G., Rassovsky, Y., Sprock, J., Pela, M., & Light, G. A. (2012). Parsing Early Sensory Information Processing Deficits in Schizophrenia. Clinical Neurophysiology, 123, 1942-1949.
  23. Schaffer, Y., Barak, O., & Rassovsky, Y. (in press). Social perception in borderline personality disorder: The role of context. Journal of Personality Disorders.
  24. Bedwell, J. S., Chan, C. C., Trachik, B. J., & Rassovsky, Y. (2013). Changes in the visual-evoked P1 potential as a function of schizotypy and background color in healthy young adults. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 47, 542-547.
  25. Bedwell, J. S., Chan, C. C., Cohen, O., Karbi. Y., Shamir, E., & Rassovsky, Y. (2013). The magnocellular visual pathway and facial emotion misattribution errors in schizophrenia. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 44, 88-93.
  26. Levi, Y., Rassovsky, Y., Agranov, E., Sela-Kaufman, M., & Vakil, E. (2013). Cognitive reserve components as expressed in traumatic brain injury. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19, 1-8.
  27. Rassovsky, Y., Lee, J., Nori, P., Wu, A. D., Iacoboni, M., Breitmeyer, B. G., Hellemann, G., & Green, M. F. (2013). Assessing temporal processing of facial emotion perception with transcranial magnetic stimulation. Brain and Behavior, 3, 263-272.
  28. Sela-Kaufman, M., Rassovsky, Y., Agranov, E., Levi, Y., & Vakil, E. (2013). Emotional reserve as a moderator of functional outcome in traumatic brain injury. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. DOI:10.1080/13803395.2013.799123

Courses

CURRENT COURSES

Undergraduate:

Introduction to Psychology, Biological Bases of Psychopathology

Graduate:

Assessment of Intellectual Skills and Aptitudes, Psychopathology, Professional Ethics

 

 

 

 

Research

 


            מנחה מ.א. ודקטורט

 


  • The effects of sports activities on the brain and on cognitive and emotional functions.
  • Neurocognitive enhancement and rehabilitation of psychiatric and neurological disorders.
  • The relationships among brain, cognitive, and emotional reserves and their impact on treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Visual information processing and social cognition in schizophrenia.


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