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Prof. Eran Halperin

Protest movements involving limited violence can sometimes be effective: Evidence from the 2020 BlackLivesMatter protests

11 April, 2022

A new Paper by PhD candidate Eric Shuman, Dr. Siwar Hasan Aslih and Prof. Eran Halperin, recently published in PNAS highlights the importance of considering multiple measures of protest effectiveness and suggests that mass protest (including when it mixes nonviolence and violence) can be effective at advancing the movement’s goals.

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The links between an individual's personal "biological clock", levels of alertness, and OCD symptoms

The links between an individual's personal "biological clock", levels of alertness, and OCD symptoms

25 August, 2021

Congratulations to the PhD candidate Hadar Naftalovich and Prof. Eyal Kalanthroff, who were awarded the International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation's Michael Jenike Young Investigator Award along with collaborators Dr. Alex Gileles-Hillel, from Hadassah Medical School, Dr. Helen Blair Simpson, from Columbia University, and Drs. Hagai Bergman, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Rumination is associated with a narrow temporal attentional scope

Rumination is associated with a narrow temporal attentional scope

15 August, 2021

Rumination about negative experiences is widely viewed as a transdiagnostic process underlying various forms of psychopathology that involve emotion dysregulation. Cognitive models highlight the role of attentional control and emotional biases in the development and maintenance of rumination. We suggest that the temporality of the attentional blink paradigm may make it especially relevant for studying rumination-related biases and designing bias modification interventions for rumination.

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

8 August, 2021

Searching for something, whether it is your keys or a familiar face, is a frequent everyday activity. Under some circumstances, such as in security settings, it even carries life-saving implications. Until now, it was widely believed that in order to find what they are looking for, people need to know at least some aspects of what they are trying to find. However, this assumption is inconsistent with common human experiences, such as suddenly finding a friend in a crowd although there was no prior expectation of seeing them.