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.
Maayan is a fifth year PhD student at the School of Psychological Sciences. She received her BA in psychology and musicology at the Hebrew University and her MA in social psychology at Tel Aviv University. Her research is focused on face generalization – the ability to recognize faces in various contexts. She is mostly interested in the influence of social motivation and construal level on this ability.
Guy is a fourth year PhD student at the School of Psychological Sciences, holding an MA in social psychology and a BA in psychology and philosophy, both from Tel-Aviv University. His research concerns social learning, how people integrate socially transmitted information with personally experienced information.
Roy is a second year PhD student, working both with Prof. Liberman and with Prof. Tal Eyal from Ben Gurion University. His research concerns the perceived objectivity of moral actions. Specifically, he examines whether the perceived objectivity of moral violations is dependent on attributes such as the moral foundation they might violate, individual differences regarding held moral foundations, and specific emotions associated with the violations.
Ori is a first year Phd student at the School of Psychological Sciences. She holds an MA in social psychology and a BA in psychology and management from Tel Aviv University. Her research interests are psychological scope, OCD, psychological text analysis and information seeking. Her current work focuses on how scope influences information seeking and how it is reflected in OCD.
Valery is a second year MA student in the social psychology program at the School of Psychological Sciences, holding a BA in psychology from IDC Herzliya (now Reichmann university). His research interests revolve around how behavioral interpersonal synchrony in group settings influences social perception and choice confidence in social evaluation.
Alon is a second year M.A student in the social psychology program at the school of psychology sciences. Holding a B.A in psychology from the Open University of Israel. His research interests are the impact of social diversity on decision making and information integration.
Rotem is a first year MA student in the social psychology program at the School of Psychological Sciences, holding a BA in psychology and business management from Tel-Aviv University. Rotem is also a teaching assistant in the BA statistics course. Her research interests are relations between OCD, accessibility of internal states and perfectionism.
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)
Tal Eyal (now Senior Lecturer, Psychology department, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
Orna Reuven (now clinical Psychologist)
Leah Borovoi (now Data scientist & researcher)
Elena Stephan (now Senior Lecturer, Psychology department, Bar-Ilan University)
Tali Nissan (now clinical Psychologist)
Oren Shapira (now Director of Behavioral Insights at Medisafe)
Michael Gilead (now Lecturer, School of Psychological Sciences, Tel Aviv University)
Hadar Ram (now Senior Lecturer, The Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences, Bar-Ilan University)
Britt Hadar (Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University)
Aviv Emanuel (Postdoctoral Fellow at Hebrew University)