​Psychology of Intergroup Conflict & Reconciliation Lab (PICR)

​​​We strive to understand the roots and functions of emotions in inter-group relations and conflict.​

We use our knowledge to cultivate social change in favor of democracy and peace.



​​​Director: Eran Halperin Ph.D


Porat, R., Erel, L., Pnueli, V., & Halperin, E. (in press). Developing ReApp: An emotion regulation mobile intervention for intergroup conflict. Cognition and Emotion.

Elad-Strenger, J., Saguy, T., & Halperin, E. (2019). Facilitating hope among the hopeless: The role of ideology and moral content in shaping reactions to internal criticism in the context of intractable conflict. Social Science Quarterly >> View

Hasson, Y., Schori-Eyal, N., Landau, D., Hasler, B. S., Levy, J., Friedman, D., & Halperin, E. (2019). The enemy’s gaze: Immersive virtual environments enhance peace promoting attitudes and emotions in violent intergroup conflicts. PLoS ONE >> View

PICR Lab is looking for excellent students - fully funded PhD scholarships & department's support provided. View(H) View(E) Please contact eran.halperin@mail.huji.ac.il

We are happy to announce that Eran has been awarded one of the prestigious ERC Consolidator Grants (almost 2 million Euros) – among the most competitive funding schemes of the European Research Council.

The research funded by that grant  is aimed at identifying novel mechanisms by which different intergroup interventions influence different individuals, i.e., creating an innovative framework for personalized intergroup interventions. 

Huge congratulations to our very own Dr. Roni Porat who has been selected as an APS Rising Star! We are proud of you Roni! More information under:



PICR lab is constantly looking for young and bright scientists to join our team. Contact us >>

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