Yossi Hasson

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Overview

Yossi Hasson holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the Hebrew University. His research focuses on empathy and empathy regulation, in which he examines human motivations to empathize with others in intergroup contexts. His research aims to improve interpersonal and intergroup relations by developing effective multidisciplinary interventions that combine psychological knowledge with virtual reality, educational tools, and performance art.
In addition, Yossi is the Director of Research at ‘aChord – social psychology for social change’ at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In this capacity, Yossi leads the research strategy of aChord, and responsible for strategic research projects and development of new psychological assessment methodologies.

Publications

  • Brahms, K.S., Cohrs, J. C., Hasson, Y., Tamir, M., & Halperin, E. (under review). Justice sensitivity in intergroup conflicts: Exploring the mediating role of empathy motivation and experience on outgroup prosociality.

  • Hasler, B. S., Landau, D., Hasson, Y., Schori-Eyal, N., Giron, J., Levy, J., Halperin, E., & Friedman, D. (in press). Virtual reality-based conflict resolution: The impact of immersive 360° video on changing view points and moral judgment in the context of violent intergroup conflict. New Media & Society.

  • Vishkin, A., Hasson, Y., Millgram, Y., & Tamir, M. (2020). One size does not fit all: Tailoring cognitive reappraisal to discrete emotions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 46(3), 469-484.

  • 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, 14(9): e0222342.

  • Tamir, M., Halperin, E., Porat, R., Bigman, Y., & Hasson, Y. (2019). When there's a will, there's a way: Disentangling the effects of goals and means in emotion regulation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 116(5), 795-816.

  • Hasson, Y., Tamir, M., Brahms, K.S., Cohrs, J.C., & Halperin, E. (2018). Are liberals and conservatives equally motivated to feel empathy toward others? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44(10), 1449-1459.

Conference Presentations

  • Hasson, Y., Amir, E., Sobol-Sarag, D., Tamir, M., & Halperin, E. (2020, July). Believing empathy is unlimited: Using performance art to reconstruct intergroup empathy and bring people together. The annual meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), Warsaw, Poland.

  • Hasson, Y., Schori-Eyal, N., Landau, D., Hasler, B., Levy, J., Friedman, D., & Halperin, E. (2018, November). The Enemy's Gaze: immersive virtual environments enhance peace promoting attitudes and emotions in violent intergroup conflicts. Innovations in Conflict Resolution and Mediation (ICRM), Tel Aviv, Israel.

  • Hasson, Y., Schori-Eyal, N., Landau, D., Hasler, B., Levy, J., Friedman, D., & Halperin, E. (2018, October). The Enemy's Gaze: immersive virtual environments enhance peace promoting attitudes and emotions in violent intergroup conflicts. Gentner Symposium “Understanding Others: From Psychological Concepts to Neural Mechanisms, Jerusalem, Israel.

  • Hasson, Y., Tamir, M., & Halperin, E. (2017, July) Are liberals and conservatives the same in empathy preferences toward outgroup members? The general meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), Granada, Spain.

  • Hasson, Y., Schori-Eyal, N., Landau, D., Hasler, B., Levy, J., Friedman, D., & Halperin, E. (2017, June). Standing in the Outgroup’s Virtual Shoes: The Impact of Virtual Perspective Taking on Intergroup Empathy in Conflictual Context. European Association of Social Psychology Medium-Size Meeting (EASP), Groningen, the Netherlands.

  • Hasson, Y., Tamir, M., Brahms, K.S., Cohrs, J. C., & Halperin, E. (2016, July) Are Liberals and Conservatives the Same in Empathy Preferences Toward Outgroup Members? The annual meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), Warsaw, Poland.

  • Hasson, Y., Tamir, M., Brahms, K.S., Cohrs, J. C., & Halperin, E. (2016, July) Are Liberals and Conservatives the Same in Empathy Preferences Toward Outgroup Members? Consortium of European Research on Emotion Conference (CERE), Leiden, The Netherlands.

  • Hasson, Y., Tamir, M., & Halperin, E. (2016, April) Motivated Empathy and Group Membership: Do All People Want to Increase the Intergroup Bias? European Association of Social Psychology Medium-Size Meeting (EASP), Cologne, Germany.

  • Hasson, Y., Tamir, M., & Halperin, E. (2015, December) Motivated Empathy and Group Membership: Do All People Want to Increase the Intergroup Bias? The Annual Social Psychology Doctoral Students Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel.

  • Hasson, Y., Halperin, E., & Tamir, M. (2015, June) Motivated Empathy and Group Membership: Do People Always Want to Feel More Empathy toward Ingroup Members? Jerusalem, Israel.

  • Hasson, Y., & Lev-Arey, D. (2015, July) Emotional Intelligence – The Validation of a New Ability-Based Measure. European Conference on Psychological Assessment (ECPA), Zurich, Switzerland.

  • Hasson, Y. (2013, February) The Development of an Ability-Based Measure of Emotional-Social Intelligence. The annual meeting of the Israeli Psychometric Association (ISPA), Jerusalem, Israel.

Teaching

  • 2018-present: Political Psychology course, IDC Herzliya, Israel

  • 2017-2018: Reconciliation between the groups - from theory to practice, IDC Herzliya, Israel

  • 2012-2015: Research Methods, IDC Herzliya, Israel