- Shanan, J. and Jacobowitz, J. The Role of Student Selection in the Prevention of Suicide and Psychiatric Disorders in Medical School. International Conference of the Study of Mental Health, Jerusalem, 1979.
- Jacobowitz, J. and Shanan, J. Personality, Development, and Research Design in the Study of Aging. Twelth International Congress of Gerontology, Hamburg, 1981.
- Jacobowitz, J. Differences in Coping Styles between Middle Aged Men and Women, An Empirical Study. Israeli Psychological Conference, Jerusalem, 1983.
- Jacobowitz, J. and Markus-Kaplan, M. Clinical, Social, and Developmental Characteristics of Older Men and Women Seeking Outpatient Psychiatric Treatment. Gerontological Society of America, 39th Annual Scientific Meeting Program, Chicago, 1987.
- Jacobowitz, J and Shanan, J. The Problem of Drop-outs in Longitudinal Studies of Aging. First Israeli Gerontological Conference, Herzilia, 1976.
- Shanan, J. and Jacobowitz, J. Personality and Aging, Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics (Ed. C. Eisdorfer), Springer Publishing, New York, 1982.
- Jacobowitz, J. and Shanan, J. Higher Education for the Second Half of Life--The State of the Art and Future Perspectives. Educational Gerontology, 8, 545-564, 1982.
- Jacobowitz, J. and Newton, N. Time, Context, and Character: A Life-span View of Psychotherapy during the Second Half of Life. In R.A. Nemiroff and C.A. Colarusso (Eds.). New Dimensions in Adult Development, New York, Basic Books, 1990.
- Jacobowitz, J and Newton, N. Dynamics and Treatment of Narcissism in Later Life. In. M. Duffy (Ed). Handbook of Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy with Older Adults, New York, John Wiley and Sons, 1999.
- Pratch. L and Jacobowitz, J. Successful CEOs of Private Equity Funded Ventures. Journal of Private Equity, 6-31, Summer, 2004.
Q: Please describe your teaching philosophy.
A: Student centered (a la Carl Rogers) technique: a mixture of clarity, humor, and the Socratic Method.
Q: Please provide a statement or philosophy regarding the practice of psychology.
A: I am kind of old school: psychology to me is a calling and an art, practiced more from the heart and curious intellect than from business interests. Observation, non-judgmental empathy, and making logical sense of the seen and inferred are key components for understanding people.
Q: Why did you choose to enter the field of psychology?
A: It seemed to me during my late teen years that psychology was a way of combining my observations that people (including myself) behaved irrationally with my cognitive predilections to seek meaningful connections among things. Since early childhood I also had an inexplicable need to help others.
Q: What advice would you give to a student entering The Chicago School?
A: Keep an open mind.