Professor Eran Halperin is the former Dean of the School of Psychology and Professor at IDC Herzliya. An award-winning pioneer in examining emotional processes using field experiments, Dr. Halperin’s research uses psychological and political theories to investigate causal factors driving intergroup conflicts. More specifically, his work develops new approaches for modifying the psychological roots of intolerance, exclusion and intergroup violence. The unique case of Israeli society in general, and of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in particular, motivates much of his work and, hence, most of his studies are conducted within the context of that “natural laboratory.” His laboratory currently spearheads a government sponsored project to standardize social inclusion in Israeli education. Halperin has published more than 130 peer reviewed papers in journals such as Science, PNAS and Psychological Science, and has been awarded with competitive research grants of more than 3 million dollars just in the last three years. He earned his Phd from Haifa university (summa cum laude) and his post doc from Stanford University (Fulbright scholar). In 2013 he was chosen as the most promising young political psychologists by the International Society of Political Psychology.
This profile was last updated on November 20, 2018