Nira Liberman

Nira Liberman is a social psychologist in TAU since 2001. She earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from Tel Aviv University in 1996, was a post-doctoral research fellow in Columbia University and an assistant professor at Indiana University, Bloomington. She studies the interface between motivation and cognition, the effects of psychological distance on motivation, mental representation, and decision making in both intra-personal and interpersonal settings. She also conducts research on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and in particular attempts to understand it in terms of a deficient access to internal states – including one’s own sensations, emotion, and preferences. Prof. Liberman received the career trajectory award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, the Kadar award for excellence in research, and is the winner of the 2022 Rothschild prize. In addition, she is a fellow of the Association of Psychological Sciences and is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. 


Post Doctoral Fellows

Shiri Nussbaum (now Teaching Coordinator at the Open University of Israel) 
Vered Halamish (now Lecturer, School of Education, Bar-Ilan University)
Maayan Katzir (now Senior Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Program in Conflict Resolution, Management and Negotiation, Bar-Ilan University)