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Eran Eldar

If you don’t let it in, you don’t have to get it out: Thought preemption as a method to control unwanted thoughts

21 July, 2022

Trying to stop thinking unwanted, often repetitive thoughts is a familiar experience. However, being aware of such attempts implies that the thought has already reached consciousness. Can we preempt an unwanted thought from coming to mind in the first place?

Cognitive bias modification of inferential flexibility

Cognitive bias modification of inferential flexibility

5 July, 2022

Are things not going well right now? Having a bad day?

When people experience a negative life event, they tend to make causal inferences about the event. These inferred causes affect the way people experience events and respond to them. Over time, whereas some people revisit events and rethink about them, shift towards more adaptive inferences, others may stay stuck in their initial negative inference.


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Oxytocin and  the motivation to engage in competition.

Oxytocin and the motivation to engage in competition.

29 July, 2021

Competitiveness is an essential feature of human social interactions. In an era of increasingly selective educational programs, vigorous races for career promotion, and a scarcity of high-paying jobs, opportunities for success come disproportionately to those who embrace competition. To date, research on the underlying biological factors that contribute to individual differences in competitive preferences remains poorly understood, and has focused almost exclusively on the sex-hormone testosterone.

Application of the Core Conflictual Relationship Theme Method

Application of the Core Conflictual Relationship Theme Method

26 July, 2021

A new video program of prof. Orya Tishby and Prof. Hadas Wiseman (Haifa University) demonstrate the application of the core conflictual relationship theme method (CCRT). The CCRT method serves to identify the internal representations of clients' relationships with early caregivers and guides the therapy in the process of exploring the client’s subjective experiences in current relationships, including the relationship with the therapist.

Tenure Track Faculty Positions

21 July, 2021

The Department of Psychology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel has an open rank tenure-track faculty opening in the following programs:


Clinical Program

We welcome applicants with a strong academic record, from any subfield in psychology. Our department values theoretical and methodological diversity and innovation, and embraces interdisciplinary collaboration.

Violent confrontations and supporting/opposing peace

Violent confrontations and supporting/opposing peace

18 July, 2021

People who live in conflict zones live in constant threat from the recurrence of hostilities and violent confrontations. But does this threat make people more supportive of peace-promoting policies or more opposed to them? This question has been explored by political psychologists and conflict scholars for long while. In a new paper published in Political Behavior, Oded Adomi Leshem and Eran Halperin offer a novel solution to this puzzle.