Ginges, Jeremy


Jeremy Ginges
PhD, Psychology, Tel Aviv University
Associate Professor of Psychology, The New School for Social Research

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Areas of Expertise:
Psychology of political violence, religion and inter-group conflict; conflict resolution in cultural, political and ethnic disputes
Jeremy Ginges is a social and political psychologist who investigates the psychological dimension of cultural and political conflicts. His research is funded by the National Science Foundation and has been published in major peer-review journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Psychological Science, along with popular outlets such as the New York Times. He studies (a) how people manage to cooperate with members of different ethnic, national or religious groups and (b) why cooperation breaks down into violent conflict. A focus of his work has been on the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.
Courses Taught:
  • Methods of Inquiry
  • Political Psychology
  • Fundamentals of Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Terrorism
Recent Publications:

"Religion and popular support for suicide attacks" in Psychological Science (2009)

"How words could end a war" in the New York Times (2009)

“Non-instrumental reasoning over sacred values: An Indonesian field experiment”, in Moral Judgment and decision making (2009)

“Why do people participate in violent collective action? Selective incentives versus parochial altruism”, in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (2009)

“Humiliation and the inertia effect: Implications for understanding violence and compromise in intractable intergroup conflicts”, in Journal of Cognition and Culture (2008)

“Misreading the Arab media,” in the New York Times (2008)

“The radical madrassah factor”, in CTC Sentinel (2008)

“Sacred bounds on rational resolution of violent political conflict”, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA (2007)

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