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.
- Aggression, Conflict, Peace
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Intergroup Relations
- Motivation, Goal Setting
- Political Psychology
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Halperin, E. & Sharvit, K. (eds.) (2015). The social psychology of intractable conflicts: Celebrating the legacy of Daniel Bar-Tal (Volume I). New York: Springer
- Sharvit, K. & Halperin, E. (eds.) (2016). A social psychology perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Celebrating the legacy of Daniel Bar-Tal (Volume II). New York: Springer.
- Bar-Tal, D., Sharvit, K., Halperin, E., & Zafran, A. (2012). Ethos of conflict: The concept and its measurement. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 18(1), 40-61.
- Bélanger, J.J., Caouette, J., Sharvit, K., & Dugas, M. (2014). The psychology of martyrdom: Making the ultimate sacrifice in the name of a cause. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107(3), 494-515.
- Canetti-Nisim, D., Halperin, E., Sharvit, K., & Hobfoll, S. (2009). A new stress-based model of political extremism: Personal exposure to terrorism, psychological distress, and exclusionist political attitudes . Journal of Conflict Resolution, 53, 363-389.
- Hameiri, B., Sharvit, K., Bar-Tal, D., Shahar, E., & Halperin, E. (2017). Support for self-censorship among Israelis as a barrier to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Political Psychology, 38(5), 795-813.
- Kruglanski, A., Raviv, A., Bar-Tal, D., Raviv, Al., Sharvit, K., Ellis, S., Bar, R., Pierro, A., & Mannetti, L. (2005). Says who?: Epistemic authority effects in social judgment. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 37, 345-392.
- Kruglanski, A.W., Bélanger, J.J., Gelfand, M., Gunaratna, R., Reinares, F., Orehek, E., Sasota, J., & Sharvit, K. (2013). Terrorism: A (self) love story; Re-directing the significance quest can end violence. American Psychologist, 68(7), 559-575.
- Lavi, I., Canetti, D., Sharvit, K., Bar-Tal, D., & Hobfoll, S. E. (2014). Protected by ethos in a protracted conflict? A comparative study among Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem. The Journal of Conflict Resolution, 58(1), 68-92.
- Mange, J., Chun, W. Y., Sharvit, K., & Belanger, J. J. (2012). Thinking about Arabs and Muslims makes Americans shoot faster: Effects of category accessibility on aggressive responses in a shooter paradigm. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42(5), 552-556.
- Mange, J., Sharvit, K., Margas, N., & Sénémeaud, C. (2016). Do I shoot faster because I am thinking about an outgroup or a threatening outgroup? Shooter bias, Perceived threat and intergroup processes. Social Psychology, 47, 29-37.
- Rosler, R., Sharvit, K., & Bar-Tal, D. (2017). Perceptions of prolonged occupation as barriers to conflict resolution. Political Psychology
- Sharvit, K. (2014). How conflict begets conflict: Activation of the ethos of conflict in times of distress in a society involved in an intractable conflict. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 55, 252–261.
- Sharvit, K., Bar-Tal, D., Raviv, A., Raviv, Al., & Gurevich, R. (2010). Ideological orientation and social context as moderators of the effect of terrorism: The case of Israeli-Jewish public opinion regarding peace. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 105-121.
- Sharvit, K., Brambilla, M., Babush, M., & Colucci, F.P. (2015). To feel or not to feel when my group harms others? The regulation of collective guilt as motivated reasoning. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41(9), 1223-1235.
- Sharvit, K., Kruglanski, A. W., Wang, M., Chen, X., Boyatzi, L. M., Ganor, B., & Azani, E. (2013). The effects of Israeli use of coercive and conciliatory tactics on Palestinians' use of terrorist tactics: 2000-2006. Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward Terrorism and Genocide, 6(1-3), 22-44.
- Sharvit, K., Kruglanski, A., Wang, M., Sheveland, A., Ganor, B., & Azani, E. (2015). Palestinian public opinion and terrorism: A two-way street? Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, 10(2), 71-87.
- 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. & 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
- Emotions in conflict and conflict resolution
- Social psychology of intergroup conflicts and their resolution
- Theories and issues in intergroup conflict: A multi-disciplinary perspective
Department of Psychology
University of Haifa
- Phone: +972-4-8240929