PhD, Psychology, Tel Aviv University
Assistant Professor, Psychology Profile:
My research explores the psychological dimension of cultural and political conflicts. I study (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 secondary research interest concerns the psycho-social consequences of exposure to political violence.Courses Taught:
- Psychology of Terrorism
- Methods of Inquiry
- Political Psychology
- Arab-Israeli Conflict
- "Youth Bulges, Civic Knowledge, and Political Upheaval," Psychological Science (2005)
- "Beyond Reactive Devaluation: Implementation Concerns and Fixed-Pie Perceptions Involving the Geneva Accords," Harvard PON Working Paper, 2005.
- "Dislike or Distrust? The Dynamics of Non-Cooperation Among Jewish and Arab Israelis," Harvard PON Working Paper, 2003.
- "Social Representations of Multiculturalism: A Faceted Analysis," Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 2000.
- "Deterring the Terrorist: A Psychological Evaluation of Different Strategies for Deterring Terrorism," Terrorism and Political Violence, 1997.
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Sacred values and cultural conflict; psychology of political violence; religion and inter-group conflict; conflict resolution in cultural, political and ethnic disputes; consequences of long term exposure of children to political violence.Professional Affiliations:
Awards and Honors:
- International Society of Political Psychology
- Association for Psychological Science
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- National Institute of Child Health and Development Grant, 2006-2010, “Psycho-social effects of exposure to terrorism and extreme political violence in Israel and Palestine”
- National Science Foundation Human and Social Dynamics Grant, 2005-2008, “Sacred values in decision-making and cultural conflict”
- National Institute of Child Health and Development Grant, 2005-2007, “Youth’s social cognitive responses to scenes of ethnic violence”
- Rockefeller Brothers Foundation Grant, 2005-2006: “Tsunami effects and public diplomacy in Indonesia”.
- Best Paper Award (with Deepak Malhotra) at the 18th International Association of Conflict Management Annual Conference, June 2005
- Hot Topic Talk presented at the 28th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, May 2005
- Deans Fund Teaching Fellowship, University of Michigan, Fall Semester 2005
- Invited Participant, NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Suicide Terrorism: Strategic Importance and Counterstrategies, Lisbon, June 2004
- Invited Fellow at the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Summer 2001
- Field Research Fellowship, Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 2001-2002