Gidi Rubinstein

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The association between tomato yellow leaf curl geminivirus (TYLCV, Israeli isolate) and its insect vector, the whitefly Bemisia tabaci, was investigated. Insects that emerged during a 24 h period were caged with TYLCV-infected plants for a 48 h acquisition access period, then with egg-plants--a TYLCV non-host--for the rest of their lives. While TYLCV DNA(More)
According to orthodox psychoanalytical theory, narcissism and homosexuality are strongly associated. This association played a major role in pathologizing homosexuality. The present study compared self-esteem and two measures of narcissism among 90 homosexual and 109 heterosexual male students, who filled in a demographic questionnaire, Rosenberg's(More)
Overweight is one of the most frequent phenomena, which poses serious health risks, emotional disturbances and esthetic and social problems in the Western world. This study investigated personality differences between women with normal weight, dieting overweight women and non-dieting overweight women. Thirty women with normal weight (NW), 30 overweight(More)
The present study quantitatively examined the ethnographic social–psychological profile suggested by A. M. Klein (1993) for American bodybuilders using Israeli bodybuilders. Eighty male gym trainees and 80 men who have never trained completed the Narcissistic Personality Inventory and Bem’s Sex Role Inventory, the Attitudes Toward Homosexuality (AHS) and(More)
Twenty years have passed since the American Psychiatric Association (APA) voted, in 1973, to remove "Ego-syntonic Homosexuality" from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The present study investigates the influence of the patient's sexual orientation on the therapist's perception of the former's mental health. Four hundred and(More)
This study investigated locus of control (LC) and hopelessness (H) among 25 pairs of bereaved parents, who lost their children in the Arab-Israeli conflict, and 25 pairs of demographically matched non-bereaved parents (mean age 53). Four of the 5 hypotheses were supported by results. LC was significantly more external and H was significantly lower among(More)
The current study attempts to enhance the body of knowledge in the field of authoritarianism, creativity, and career choice in three ways: (1) investigating the relation between authoritarianism and creativity, (2) including law and design students, and (3) examining the relation between creativity and career choice. One hundred and eleven undergraduate(More)
Therapeutic schools vary greatly in their conceptualization of authenticity, a concept that grew out of existential philosophy. On one end of the spectrum, the real person is seen as one living in harmony with his or her environment and achieving fulfillment through relationships. An opposite view regards the person who has successfully adapted to his or(More)