Yossi Hasson

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Overview

Yossi Hasson is a Ph.D. candidate at 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

  • 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 different 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. View

  • 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.

Research Reports

  • Dorfman, D., Hasson, Y., Sendel, K., & Halperin, E. (2019). The Municipal Accessibility Index in Israel. View

  • Hasson, Y., Porat, R., Shani, D., & Halperin, E. (2017). Intergroup Relations within Israeli Society. View
     

  • Hasson, Y., & Lev-Arey, D. (2012). Emotional Intelligence - The Development of an Ability-Based Measure. ISPA bulletin.

Conferences Organized

  • The Israeli social psychology conference for graduate students, Herzliya, Israel (2017, December), co-organizer.

Conference Presentations

  • 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., Shcori-Eyal, N., Landau, D., Hasler, B., Levy, J., Friedman, D., & Halperin, E. (June, 2017) 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., Halperin, E., &Tamir, M. (2016, April) The Intergroup Empathy Bias: A Motivational Perspective. 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 (B.A. level). Lecturer.  IDC, Herzliya.

  • 2017 - 2018: The psychology of intergroup reconciliation (M.A. level). Lecturer. IDC, Herzliya. 

  • 2012 – 2015: Research methods (M.A. level). Teaching assistant. IDC, Herzliya.

  • 2011 – 2012:  Introduction to vocational and organizational psychology (B.A. level). Teaching assistant. Tel Aviv-Yaffo Academic College.

Awards

  • 2018-2019: Bezalel-IDC research and art joint grant: “Combining psychological research and performance art as a platform to promote empathy in intergroup relations.” Collaboration with Prof. Eran Halperin (IDC, Herzliya) & Einat Amir (Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem)

  • 2018: ArtsLink Independent Project Award. Collaboration with Einat Amir (Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem)

  • 2017: The Levi Eshkol Institute Scholarship for doctoral research

  • 2016: Early Career Scholar Travel Award towards attending the annual meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology

  • 2015: Outstanding poster presentation award in the Annual Psychology PhD Students Conference in the Hebrew University– “Motivated Empathy and Group Membership: Do People Always Want to Feel More Empathy toward Ingroup Members”

  • 2013: The Israeli Psychometric Association award for research paper in the measurement and assessment field (thesis title: "The Development of an Ability-Based Measure of Emotional-Social Intelligence")

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