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Asher Strauss

Asher Strauss is a PhD candidate at the psychology department in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a member of Prof. Jonathan Huppert’s Lab for the study and treatment of anxiety disorders. He has completed his bachelors in psychology and philosophy and his masters’ studies requirements in clinical psychology, both in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His current studies focus on expanding cognitive and behavioral models for understanding and treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). His research focuses on decision-making styles in obsessive-compulsive individuals and the contribution of these to the maintenance of the disorder. He has a broad interest in developing and utilizing internet platforms for both research and dissemination of psychological interventions. As part of his fellowship at the Hoffman Leadership and Responsibility Fellowship Program, he is currently engaged in forming a research group for the study of dissemination of self-help psychological interventions via the internet.