Psychology of Intergroup Conflict and Reconciliation Lab:
We study attitudes and emotions in the context of intergroup conflict to develop interventions that promote social CHANGE
We invite you to read our recently published articles describing our empirical work:
Vandermeulen, D., Hasan-Aslih, S., Shuman, E., & Halperin, E. (2020). Protected by the emotions of the group: Emotional fit and activist burnout. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. View
Ran, S. , Reifen Tagar, M. , Tamir, M. , & Halperin, E. (2022). The apple doesn’t “Feel” far from the tree: Mother-Child socialization of intergroup empathy. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. View
We mainly focus on three areas
What works and for whom in intergroup interventions
What is the role of emotions and their change in intergroup conflicts
How to motivate people to take part in collective action and when and what type of action works best
About Eran Halperin
I'm currently a full professor of psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
My research uses psychological and political theories and methods to investigate different aspects of inter-group conflicts. More specifically, I am interested in widening the understanding regarding the psychological roots of some of the most destructive political ramifications of inter-group relations – e.g., intolerance, exclusion and inter-group violence and conflict.