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  1. Kaitz, M., Tessler, N. & Chriki, M. (in press). An attachment-based Home-visiting program for distressed mothers of young infants. Zero to Three.

  2. Edelman, S., Shalev, I., Usefovsky, F., Salomon, I., Knafo, A., Kremer, I., Mankuta, D., Kaitz, M., & Ebstein, R. P. (in press). Epigenetic and genetic factors predict women's salivary cortisol following a threat to the social self. PLOS ONE.

  3. Kaitz, M., Sabato, R., Shalev, I., Ebstein, R., & Mankuta, D. (2012). Children's Noncompliance during Saliva Collection Predicts Measures of Salivary Cortisol. Developmental Psychobiology, 54, 113-123.

  4. Kaitz, M. (2011) The strength of relationships in the face of trauma from terror. B. Beebe (Editor). Special edition on treatment and recovery of the family of victims of 9/11. Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychology, 10, 379 - 386.

  5. Shalev, I., Salomon, I., Uzefovsky, F., Gritsenko, I., Kaitz, M., & Ebstein, R. (2011). Vasopressin needs an audience: neuropeptide elicited stress responses are contingent upon perceived social evaluative threats. Hormones & Behavior, 60, 121-7.

  6. Fortuna, K., van IJzendoorn, M. H., Mankuta, D., Kaitz, M., Avinun, R., Ebstein, R. P., & Knafo, A. (2011). Differential genetic susceptibility to child risk at birth in predicting observed maternal behavior. PLoS One: e19765. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019765

  7. Beebe, B., Steele, M., Jaffe, J., Buck, K. A., Chen, H., Cohen, P., Kaitz, M., Markese, S., Andrews, H., Margolis, A., & Feldstein, S. (2011). Maternal anxiety symptoms and mother-infant self-and interactive contingency. Infant Mental Health Journal,32, 174-206.

  8. Kaitz, M., Shalev, I., Sapir, N., Devor, N., Samet, Y., Mankuta, D., & Ebstein, R. P. (2010). Mothers' dopamine receptor polymorphism modulates the relation between infant fussiness and sensitive parenting. Development Psychobiology, 52, 149-157.

  9. Kaitz, M., Maytal Rubin, H., Devor, N., Bergman, L., & Mankuta, D. (2010). Maternal anxiety, mother-infant interactions, and infants' response to challenge. Infant Behavior & Development, 33, 136-148.

  10. Ebstein, R., & Kaitz, M. (2009). Social stress, HPA axis reactivity and genomic effects. In H. Soreq, A. Friedman, D. Kaufer. Stress- From molecules to behavior. New York: Wiley.

  11. Shalev, I., Lerer, E. , Salomon, I., Uzefovsky, F., Gritsenko, I., Mankuta, D., Ebstein, R. P.,& Kaitz, M. (2009). BDNF Val66Met polymorphism is associated with HPA axis reactivity to psychological stress characterized by genotype and gender interactions. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34, 382-388.

  12. Kaitz, M., Levy, M., D., Ebstein, R., & Faraone, S. V., & Mankuta, D. (2009). The intergenerational effects of trauma from terror: A real possibility. Infant Mental Health Journal, 30, 158-179.

  13. Kaitz, M., Devor, N., & Stecklov, G. (2008). Anxiety symptoms of new mothers during a period of recurrent, local terror. Journal of Affective Disorders, 107, 211-215.

  14. Kaitz, M., Ebstein, R., Faraone, S. V., & Mankuta, D. (2008). The Transgenerational Effects of Trauma from Terror: A Developmental Model. In R. A. Larche. Global terrorism and development. New York: NOVA.

  15. Kaitz, M. (2007). Maternal concerns during early parenthood. Child: Care, Health, & Development, 33, 720-727.

  16. Harf- Kashdaei, E., & Kaitz, M. (2007). Antenatal moods regarding self, baby, and spouse among women who conceived by IVF. Fertility & Sterility, 87, 1306-1313.

  17. Parush, S., Sohmer, H., Steinberg, A., & Kaitz, M . (2007). Somatosensory functioning of boys with ADHD and tactile defensiveness. Physiology & Behavior, 90, 553-558.

  18. Kaitz, M., & Maytal, H. (2005). Interactions between anxious mothers and infants: An integration of theory and research findings. Infant Mental Health Journal, 26, 570-597.

  19. Kaitz, M., & Katzir, D. (2004). Temporal changes in the affective experience of new fathers and their spouses. Infant Mental Health Journal, 25, 540-555.

  20. Kaitz, M., Bar Haim, Y., Lehrer, M., & Grossman, E. (2004). Adult attachment style and interpersonal distance. Attachment and Human Development, 6, 285-304. .

  21. Kaitz, M., Chriki, M., Tessler, N. (2003). A training curriculum for paraprofessional home-visiting of distressed mothers. Jerusalem, Israel: Hebrew University.

  22. Kaitz, M., Chriki, M., Bear-Scharf, L., Nir, T., & Eidelman, A. I. (2000). Primiparae's effectiveness at soothing their newborn infant. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 161, 203-215.

  23. Rosenbluth, R., Grossman, E. I., & Kaitz, M. (2000). Performance of early-blind and sighted children on olfactory tasks. Perception, 29, 101-110.

  24. Parush, S., Sohmer, H., Steinberg, A., & Kaitz, M. (1997). Somatosensory functioning in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 39, 464-468.

  25. Eidelman, A. I. & Kaitz, M. (1996). Maternal postpartum cognitive deficits and early discharge of infants. Pediatrics, 98, 516.

  26. Kaitz, M., Zvi, H., Levy, M., Berger, A., & Eidelman, A. I. (1995). The uniqueness of mother-own infant interactions. Infant Behavior and Development, 18, 247-252.

  27. Eidelman, A. I., Hovars, R., & Kaitz, M. (1994). Comparative tactile behavior of mothers and fathers with their newborn infant. Israel Journal of Medical Sciences, 30, 79-82.

  28. Kaitz, M., Shiri, S., Danziger, Z., Hershko, Z. , & Eidelman, A. I. (1994). Fathers can also recognize their infant by touch. Infant Behavior and Development, 17, 205-207.

  29. Eidelman, A., Hoffmann, N. W., & Kaitz, M., (1993). Cognitive deficits in women after childbirth. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 81, 764-767.

  30. Kaitz, M., Meirov, H., Landsman, I., & Eidelman, A. I. (1993). Infant recognition by tactile cues. Infant Behavior and Development, 16, 333-341.

  31. Kaitz, M. (1992). Recognition of familiar individuals by touch. Physiology & Behavior, 52, 565-567.

  32. Kaitz, M., & Eidelman, A. I. (1992). Smell-recognition by women who are not mothers. Chemical Senses, 17, 225-229.

  33. Eidelman, A. I., & Kaitz, M. (1992). Olfactory recognition: A genetic or learned capacity. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 13, 126-127.

  34. Kaitz, M., Rokem, A. M., & Eidelman, A. I. (1992). Mothers can recognize their infants by touch. Developmental Psychology, 28, 35-39.

  35. Kaitz, M., Rokem, A. M., & Eidelman, A. I. (1988). Infant face-recognition by primaparous and multiparous women. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 67, 495-502.

  36. Kaitz, M., Meshulach-Sarfarty, O., Auerbach, J., & Eidelman, A. (1988). A reexamination of newborns' ability to imitate facial expressions. Developmental Psychology, 24, 3-7.

  37. Kaitz, M., Good, A., Rokem, & Eidelman, A.I. (1988). Mothers' and fathers' recognition of the newborn's photographs during the postpartum period. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 9, 223-226.

  38. Kaitz, M., Good, A., Rokem, A. M., & Eidelman, A. I. (1987). Mothers' recognition of the newborns by olfactory cues. Developmental Psychobiology, 20, 587-591.

  39. Kaitz, M., Monitz, J., & Nesher, R. (1985). Electrophysiological responses to visual masking. International Journal of Neuroscience, 28, 261-268.

  40. Kaitz, M., & Monitz, J. (1985). Abnormal electrophysiological responses to successive stimuli. International Journal of Neuroscience, 27, 299-308.

  41. Bilbool, N., Kaitz, M., Feinsod, M., Sofer, D., & Obromsky, O. (1983). Visually evoked potentials in experimental allergic encepthalomyelitis. Journal of Neurological Science, 60, 105-115.

  42. Kaitz, M., Perlman, I., Ankava, D., Auerbach, E., & Feinsod, M. (1982). Visual defects in the uninjured eye of patients with unilateral eye injury. Documenta Opthalmology, 53, 179-90.

  43. Kaitz, M., & Auerbach, E. (1977) Retinal degeneration in RCS rats reared in ambient light levels. Vision Research, 19, 79-81.

  44. Kaitz, M., & Auerbach, E. (1978). Action spectrum for light-induced retinal degeneration. Vision Research, 19, 1041-1044.

  45. Kaitz, M., & Auerbach, E. (1979). Effect of early and late light exposure on the retinal degeneration in rats. Experimental Eye Research, 26, 699-704.

  46. Kaitz, M. (1980). Light damage in dystrophic and normal rats. In T.P William & B. N. Baker (Eds.), The effects of continuous light on visual processes (pp. 179-193). New York: Plenum Press.

  47. Berman, E. R., Kaitz, M., & Segal, N. (1982). Effects of Vitamin A deprivation on RCS dystrophic and RCS-rdy+ (congenital) rats. In R.M. Clayton, J. Haywood, H. W. Reading, & A. Wright (Eds.), Problems of normal and genetically abnormal retinas (pp. 34-58). New York: Academic Press.

  48. Tyler, C.W., & Kaitz, M. (1977). Binocular interaction in the human visual evoked potential after short term occlusion and anisometropia. Investigative Ophthalmology Visual Science, 16,1070-1073.

  49. Kaitz, M., & Tyler, C.W. (1977). Movement adaptation in the visually evoked response. Experimental Brain Research, 17, 203-209.

  50. Kaitz, M., & Auerbach, E. (1977). The effect of continuous light exposure on the inherited retinal degeneration of albino rats. Ophthalmic Research, 9, 351-356.

  51. Kaitz, M. (1976). Protection of the dystrophic retina from susceptibility to light stress. Investigative Ophthalmology Visual Science, 15, 153-156.

  52. Kaitz, M. (1976). The effect of light on brightness perception in rats with retinal dystrophy. Vision Research, 16, 141-148.

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