Prof. Moshe Zeidner holds the position of Professor of Educational Psychology in the Faculty of Education at the University of Haifa. He completed his higher education in Educational Psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. His doctoral dissertation focused on: "Some Situational Determinants of Group Performance on Standardized Tests of Ability" (1984). Among his main areas of research interest are: Emotions Research, Personality, Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence, Brain and Education, Giftedness, and Psycho-educational Assessment. Prof. Zeidner is currently a reviewer for two journals of the American Psychological Association, i.e., Journal of Educational Psychology and Emotion. Additionally, he is Editor for a book series on Human Exceptionality for Springer Press. Prof. Zeidner has co-authored or co-edited ten books and has authored or co-authored over two hundred articles and book's chapters published in the scientific literature.
Prof. Moshe Zeidner chaired the doctoral committee of the Faculty of Education, at the University of Haifa from 1999-2000. He was also the Dean of Research, at the University of Haifa between the years 2000-2005. He is the Co-Founder and Director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Research on Emotions and Director of the Laboratory for Personality and Individual Differences.
Prof. Zeidner received a Lifelong Achievement Award in July 2003 from the 'Society of Stress and Anxiety Research'. His most recent book, Emotional Intelligence: Science and Myth (MIT Press, 2000), was accorded an Honorable Mention by the American Academic Publishing Society (2003) .
Prof. Zeidner is married to Esther and a father to Omer and Yair. In his free time, he enjoys swimming, walking, and reading thrillers and books on humour.