Kineret Weissler

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BACKGROUND Little is known about the psychosocial effects of cancer survivors especially after the first stage of adjustment. The study was designed to provide information about the major psychological problems of head-and-neck cancer patients and their change with time since diagnosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS The subjects were 55 head-and-neck cancer(More)
Previous research showed that providing diabetic patients with information about diabetes is mostly insufficient for compliance. The purpose was to develop a new model for studying and promoting compliance in diabetes based on the theory of cognitive orientation (Kreitler & Kreitler), which assumes that in addition to knowledge it is necessary to consider(More)
Each person expresses a potentially unique subset of ∼ 400 different olfactory receptor subtypes. Given that the receptors we express partially determine the odors we smell, it follows that each person may have a unique nose; to capture this, we devised a sensitive test of olfactory perception we termed the "olfactory fingerprint." Olfactory fingerprints(More)
While most studies on the determinants of learning deal with either cognition or motivation, there is a growing awareness that both should be considered. Our purpose was to examine the relative roles of cognitive and motivational factors for the scholastic achievement and behaviour of disadvantaged children. Cognition was conceptualised in terms of the(More)
The purpose was to explore the beliefs of patients with type 2 diabetes, in the framework of the Cognitive Orientation model which assumes that cognitions could promote disease. The major hypotheses were that there is a cluster of beliefs characteristic for type 2 diabetes and that it does not differ with disease duration. The participants were 112(More)
We define a new measure of sensory stimuli which has the following properties: It is cross modal, performance based, robust, and well defined. We interpret this measure as the intricacy or complexity of the stimuli, yet its validity is independent of its interpretation. We tested the validity and cross modality of our measure using three olfactory and one(More)
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