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Amitai Abramovitch

Associate Professor of Psychology, Texas State University

Dr. Abramovitch is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Department of Psychology at Texas State University. He is a Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist, and a staff researcher at the Dept of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
Dr. Abramovitch received his MA in Clinical Neuropsychology (Summa Cum Laude) from the Academic College of Tel-Aviv and obtained his Ph.D. in Neuropsychology from Tel-Aviv University. Prior to joining Texas State University, Dr. Abramovitch was a Research Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School & MGH and taught at Harvard University.

He has published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and currently serves on several journal editorial boards, as well as on national and international scientific conferences and grant committees. Dr. Abramovitch also serves as Associate Editor for several journals, including the Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, Frontiers in Psychiatry, and the Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic.
Dr. Abramovitch received several awards including the Rothschild Family Post-Doctoral Fellowship and was named a 2017 ‘Rising Star’ by the Association for Psychological Science (APS), awarded to early-career scholars for substantial contribution to the science of psychology. More recently, he was awarded the Presidential Distinction Award for Scholarly Activities at Texas State University.

His research interests include the cognitive neuroscience of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, the impulsive compulsive continuum (ADHD-OCD), the impact of anxiety on cognition, as well as behavioral impulsivity/inhibition, and psychometrics. More recently Dr. Abramovitch examined the transdiagnostic association between psychopathology and cognitive function. This research offered a broad perspective on cognitive dysfunction across DSM disorders, coining the term the ‘C Factor’, exemplifying cognitive dysfunction as a transdiagnostic dimension across disorders.

In addition to his research activities, Dr. Abramovitch provides evidence-based psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessments in his private practice, with expertise in adult ADHD.


  • 2021–present
    Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Texas State University
  • 2015–2021
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology , Texas State University
  • 2011–2015
    Research Fellow , Harvard Medical School