Rivka T. Witenberg

Honarary Research Fellow in Psychology, Australian Catholic University

My research interest is related to moral development reasoning and judgements including tolerance to human diversity. I am currently developing a conceptual model for tolerance in its own right which is placed within the moral domain as well as writing a book on the social and moral aspects of tolerance to human diversity.

Experience

  • –present
    Honarary Research Fellow in Psychology , Australian Catholic University

Education

  • 1998 
    The University of melbourne, PhD in Psychology
  • 1988 
    Georgia State University (USA), Master

Publications

  • 2013
    Some personality predictors of tolerance to human diversity: The roles of Openness, Agreeableness, and Empathy., . Australian Psychologist, 48, 290-298
  • 2013
    The Influence of Moral Disengagement, Morally Based Self-Esteem, Age, and Gender on Traditional Bullying and Cyberbullying. , Journal of School Violence, 12,2, 211-231
  • 2007
    The moral dimension of children’s and adolescents’ conceptualization of tolerance to human diversity. , Journal of Moral Education, 36, 433-451
  • 2006
    Context and age-related differences in judgments about reflective racial tolerance: The case of Israel, In Y. Iram, H. Wahrman, & Z. Gross (Eds.), Educating Towards a Culture of Peace. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.
  • 2004
    Love thy neighbour. , Monograph published by the Australian Multicultural Foundation, Carlton, Victoria, Australia.
  • 2004
    Racial tolerance of young Australians: Implications for education, The International Journal of Humanities, 1
  • 2004
    The subordination of racial tolerance to freedom of speech: Some consideration for education, The Australian Psychologist, 39, 2, 114-118
  • 2002
    Reflective racial tolerance and its development in children, adolescents and young adults: Age related difference and context effects. , Journal of Research in Education, 12, 1, 67-79 2002
  • 2001
    The development of tolerance. , In M. Augoustinos & K. Reynolds (Eds.) The psychology of prejudice and racism.
  • 2000
    Do unto others: Towards understanding racial tolerance and acceptance. , Journal of College and Character

Grants and Contracts

  • 2003
    Investigation of tolerance and human rights in Australia and Ukraine.
    Role:
    Principal investigator
    Funding Source:
    The University of Melbourne Collaborative research Grant
  • 2001
    tolerance towards Asian and Indigenous people by young Australians
    Role:
    Principal investigator
    Funding Source:
    Large ARC SPIRT Grant
  • 2000
    The Investigation of tolerance and human rights in Australia and Ukraine
    Role:
    Principal investigator
    Funding Source:
    The University of Melbourne Collaborative research Grant
  • 2000
    Racial tolerance of young people in Israel.
    Role:
    Principal investigator
    Funding Source:
    Centre for Education for Human Values and Tolerance, $6, 000* Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1983
    Reasoning about moral dilemmas
    Role:
    Principal investigator
    Funding Source:
    Commonwealth Research Grant