Eran Halperin is a senior lecturer at the Lauder School of Government at the IDC, Herzliya. He got his Ph.D. from the University of Haifa in 2007 (summa cum laude) and completed postdoctoral training (through a Fulbright Scholarship) at the Department of Psychology, Stanford University, in 2008.
His work integrates psychological and political theories and methods in order to explain different aspects of intergroup (mostly intractable) conflicts. Dr. Halperin’s main line of research focuses on the role of emotions and emotion regulation in determining public opinion towards peace and equality, on the one hand, and war and discrimination, on the other. In addition, he is interested in the psychological roots of some of the most destructive political ramifications of intergroup conflicts (e.g., intolerance, exclusion, and intergroup violence). The unique case of Israeli society in general, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in particular, motivates his work and inspires his thinking. Hence, most of his studies are conducted within the context of this "natural laboratory."
- Bar-Tal, D., Halperin, E., & de-Rivera, J. (2007). Collective emotions in conflict situations: Societal implications. Journal of Social Issues, 63, 441-460.
- Cohen-Chen, S., Halperin, E., Crisp, R. J., & Gross, J. J. (in press). Hope in the Middle East: Malleability beliefs, hope, and the willingness to compromise for peace. Social Psychological and Personality Science.
- Cohen-Chen, S., Halperin, E., Saguy, T. & Van Zomeren, M. (in-press). Beliefs about the malleability of immoral groups facilitate collective action. Social Psychological and Personality Science.
- Halperin, E. (2011). Emotional barriers to peace: Emotions and public opinion of Jewish Israelis about the peace process in the Middle East. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 17, 22-45.
- Halperin, E. (2008). Group-based hatred in intractable conflict in Israel. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 52, 713-736.
- Halperin, E., & Bar-Tal, D. (2011). Socio-psychological barriers to peace making: An empirical examination within the Israeli Jewish Society. Journal of Peace Research, 48, 637-651.
- Halperin, E., Bar-Tal, D., Sharvit, K., Rosler, N., & Raviv, A. (2010). Socio-psychological implications for an occupying society: The case of Israel. Journal of Peace Research, 47(1), 59-70.
- Halperin, E., Canetti-Nisim, D., & Hirsch-Hoefler, S. (2009). The central role of group-based hatred as an emotional antecedent of political intolerance: Evidence from Israel. Political Psychology, 30, 93-123.
- Halperin, E., Crisp, R., Husnu, S., Dweck, C., & Gross, J. (2012). Promoting intergroup contact by changing beliefs: Group malleability, intergroup anxiety, and contact motivation. Emotion, 12(6), 1192-1195.
- Halperin, E., & Gross, J. J. (2011). Emotion regulation in violent conflict: Reappraisal, hope, and support for humanitarian aid to the opponent in wartime. Cognition & Emotion, 1-9.
- Halperin, E., & Gross, J. J. (2011). Intergroup anger in intractable conflict: Long-term sentiments predict anger responses during the Gaza war. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 14(4), 477-488.
- Halperin, E., Porat, R., Tamir, M., & Gross, E. (2013). Can emotion regulation change political attitudes in intractable conflict? From the laboratory to the field. Psychological Science.
- Halperin, E., Porat, R., & Wohl, M. (2013). Extinction threat and reciprocal threat reduction: Collective angst predicts willingness to compromise in intractable intergroup conflicts. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 16(6), 797-813.
- Halperin, E., Russell, A., Dweck, C., & Gross, J. (2011). Anger, hatred, and the quest for peace: Anger can be constructive in the absence of hatred. Journal of Conflict Resolution 55, 274-291.
- Halperin, E., Russell, G. A., Trzesniewski, H. K., Gross, J. J., & Dweck, S. C. (2011). Promoting the Middle East peace process by changing beliefs about group malleability. Science, 333, 1767.
- Porat, R., Halperin, E., & Bar-Tal, D. (in press). The effect of sociopsychological barriers on the processing of new information about peace opportunities. Journal of Conflict Resolution.
- Reifen, M., Halperin, E., & Federico, C. (2011). The positive effect of negative emotions in protracted conflict: The case of anger. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 157-163.
- Sulitzeanu-Kenan, R., & Halperin, E. (2012). Making a difference: Political efficacy and policy preferences polarization. British Journal of Political Science.
- Čehajić. S., Effron, D., Halperin, E., Liberman, V., & Ross, L. (2011). Affirmation, acknowledgment of in-group responsibility, group-based guilt, and support for reparative measures. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101(2), 256-270.
- Advanced Research Seminar for Masters Students
- Introduction to Conflict Resolution
- Psychological Aspects of Conflicts and Their Resolution
- Psychological Aspects of Leadership
Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy
Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
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