Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Dr. Aharon Fried received his doctorate from the New School for Social Research and has taught at various branches of CUNY. He is known for his development of special education programs for students of Jewish Day Schools. He is involved in the development of teaching and evaluation methods in Jewish education and in teacher training.
He is interested in psychological tests and measurements, with a focus on the testing of learning disabilities in children and testing children of bilingual/bicultural backgrounds. He is also interested in the interface between psychology and religion, psychosocial problems in the Jewish community, curricula and teaching of Judaic studies subjects to non-Hebrew-speaking children, applied behavior analysis, and positive psychology.
Dr. Fried has published articles pertaining to issues in Jewish education: bilingual special education, the development of character, sheltering children vs. developing their bicultural skills, the teaching of Talmud, and a test to screen children with problems reading Hebrew.
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