Gilly Koritzky

Assistant professor

gkoritzky@argosy.edu

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Behavioral Sciences (Cognitive Psychology / Decision Making), Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, 2010
  • M.Sc., Behavioral Sciences (Cognitive Psychology / Decision Making), Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, 2007
  • B.A., Psychology & Honors Program, University of Haifa, Israel, 2004

Biography

Gilly Koritzky, PhD is an Assistant Professor and core faculty member at The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Orange County. She covers the basic science courses in the program, including Physiological Psychology, Cognitive and Affective Processes, Research Methods and Statistics, and History and Systems of Psychology.

Dr. Koritzky earned her Ph.D. in the Behavioral Sciences (cognitive / decision-making psychology) from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. She then worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the Brain and Creativity Institute in the University of Southern California (USC), where she conducted neuropsychological research. She published several peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals such as Behavioral Decision Making, Behavior Modification, Obesity and NeuroImage.

Recipient of several teaching awards, Dr. Koritzky has taught cognitive psychology, statistics and research methods, and introductory psychology at the University of Southern California, California State University, Long Beach, and Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Memberships

  • Society for Judgment and Decision Making
  • The European Association for Decision Making
  • The Obesity Society

Selected Publications

  • Koritzky, G., Rice, C., Dieterle, C., & Bechara, A. (2015). The Biggest Loser Thinks Long-Term: Recency as a Predictor of Success in Weight Management. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1864.
  • Koritzky, G., Dieterle, C., Rice, C., Jordan, K. & Bechara, A. (2014). Decision-making, sensitivity to reward, and attrition in weight-management. Obesity, 22, 1904–1909. *Reprinted in Virtual Issue: Obesity and the Brain, Obesity, September 2015
  • Brevers, D., Koritzky, G., Noël, X., & Bechara, A. (2014). Cognitive processes underlying impaired decision-making under uncertainty in gambling disorder. Addictive Behaviors, 39, 1533–1536.
  • Koritzky, G., He, Q., Xue, G., Wong, S., Xiao, L., & Bechara, A. (2013). Processing of time within the prefrontal cortex: recent time engages posterior areas whereas distant time engages anterior areas. Neuroimage, 72, 280-286.
  • Xiao, L., Koritzky, G. Johnson, C.A., & Bechara, A. (2013). The Cognitive processes underlying affective decision-making predicting adolescent smoking behaviors in a longitudinal study. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 685.
  • Koritzky, G., Yechiam, E., Bukay, I., & Milman, U. (2012). Obesity and risk taking: A male phenomenon. Appetite, 59, 289–297.

Presentations

  • The biggest loser thinks long-term: Recency as a predictor of success in weight management. Obesity Week - Annual Meeting of the Obesity Society, Los Angeles, CA, USA. November 2015.
  • The biggest loser thinks long-term: Recency as a predictor of success in weight management. The 53rd Edwards Bayesian Conference, Fullerton, CA, USA, March 2015.
  • Obese men and women differ in brain activation patterns related to decision-making. Obesity Week - Annual Meeting of the Obesity Society, Boston, MA, USA. November 2014.
  • Decision-making, sensitivity to reward, and attrition in weight-management. 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium on Decision Neuroscience (ISDN), Stanford, CA, USA. June 2014.
  • Predicting success in weight-management based on decision-making style: The role of recency. Obesity Week - Annual Meeting of the Obesity Society, Atlanta, GA, USA. November 2013.

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