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Keren Sharvit

Keren Sharvit

I am the head of the international MA Program for Peace and Conflict Management and faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Haifa, Israel. My research interests include intergroup conflicts, societal beliefs and ideologies, effects of exposure to violence and terrorism, motivations for violence and extremism, and moral reasoning and moral emotions in situations of intergroup conflict as well as processes of avoiding them.

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Political Psychology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping


Journal Articles:

Other Publications:

  • Bar-Tal, D., & Sharvit, K. (2008). Psychological foundations of Israeli Jews' reactions to Al Aqsa Intifada: The role of the threatening transitional context. In V. M. Esses & R. Vernon (Eds.), Explaining the breakdown of ethnic relations: Why neighbors kill. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Halperin, E., Sharvit, K, & Gross, J. (2011). Emotion and emotion regulation in intergroup conflict – An appraisal based framework. In Bar-Tal, D. (ed.), Intergroup conflicts and their resolution: Social psychological perspective (pp. 83-103). New York: Psychology Press.
  • Sharvit, K., & Bar-Tal, D. (2007). Ethos of conflict in the Israeli media during the period of the violent confrontation. In Y. Bar-Siman-Tov (Ed.), The Israeli-Palestinian conflict: From conflict resolution to conflict management. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Sharvit, K. & Kruglanski, A.W., (2012). The social psychology of terrorism: Individual, group and organizational processes. In Golec de Zavala, A. & Cichocka, A. (Eds.), The social psychology of social problems: The intergroup context (pp. 308-333). Houndmills, UK: Palgrave MacMillan

Courses Taught:

  • Emotions in conflict and conflict resolution
  • Social psychology of intergroup conflicts and their resolution
  • Theories and issues in intergroup conflict: A multi-disciplinary perspective

Keren Sharvit
Department of Psychology
University of Haifa
Mount Carmel
31905 Haifa

  • Phone: +972-4-8240929

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