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