Ginges, Jeremy

jeremy ginges

Jeremy  Ginges
PhD, Psychology, Tel Aviv University
Assistant Professor, Psychology

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
Recent Publications:
  • "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.
Office Location:
The New School for Social Research
Psychology Department
65 5th Ave, 3rd Floor
New York, NY  10011
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Research Interests:
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:
  • International Society of Political Psychology
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
Awards and Honors:
  • 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

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