Dr. Belle Gavriel-Fried

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Dr. Belle Gavriel-Fried
Phone: 03-6409131
Office: School of Social Work, 236

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Dr. Belle Gavriel Fried is a senior faculty member at Tel Aviv University. Her research interests include addictions to both substances and behaviors (especially gambling behaviors). She implements both qualitative and quantitative research methods in her work. She has conducted numerous studies exploring the unique characteristics of Israeli society as manifested in the gambling field (e. g., the Israeli casino discourse, normative identity construction of women with a gambling disorder, attitudes of Jewish Israeli adults towards gambling, gambling behaviors of adolescents in Israel etc.). Since 2017, Dr. Gavriel-Fried has served as a member of the international editorial board of the International Gambling Studies journal.

In addition to her studies in the gambling field, she has conducted a several studies on perceptions of the family in Israel, and is currently a co-PI for a study examining Arab students’ success in Israeli universities.

Currently (2018-2019) Dr. Gavriel-Fried is on sabbatical at Yale University, Department of Psychiatry. 


Recent Grants

NCRG – National Center for Responsible Gambling –Seed grant 2017 - Principal Investigator

             "The role of recovery capital and gender differences in recovery from a 

             gambling disorder – A mixed methods design" 

The ministry of science (Israel) – 2017 - Co-PI

               "The success of Israeli Arab students in higher education in Israel”.




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Last Publications  


Gavriel-Fried, B. (2015). Attitudes of Jewish Israeli adults towards gambling. International Gambling Studies, 15, 196-211.

Gavriel-Fried, B. & Ronen, T. (2015). The contribution of positivity ratio and self-control to reduced gambling severity among adolescents. Health and Social Work, 40, 209-216.

Gavriel-Fried, B., Peled, E., Eijzenstadt, M. (2015). Normative identity construction among women diagnosed with a gambling disorder. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 85, 156-269.  

Gavriel-Fried, B., Bronstein, I., & Sherpsky, I. (2015). The link between competitive sports and gambling behaviors among youth. The American Journal on Addictions, 24, 200-202.

Gavriel-Fried, B., & Ajzenstadt, M. (2015). The uniqueness of the Israeli casino debate. Megamot, 50, 227-257. (Hebrew).

Gavriel-Fried, B., & Shilo, G. (2015). Defining the family: The role of personal values and personal acquaintance. Journal of Family Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13229400.2015.1020991

Gavriel-Fried, B., & Shilo, G. (2015). The perception of family in Israel and the US: Similarities and differences. Journal of Family Issues. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0192513x15617798

Gavriel-Fried, B., Ronen, T., Koteiba, A., Orkibi, H., & Hamama, L. (2015). Multi-face of self-control skills: Pathways for less physical aggression and more happiness. Youth & Society. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0044118X15606157

Shilo, G., Gavriel-Fried, B., & Cohen, O. (In press). Do same-sex relationships count as family? The effects of personal characteristics, values and contact on social workers' definitions of same-sex relationships.  Journal of Social Work.  


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