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Congratulations to the PhD candidate Bushra Masalha, Prof. Nilly Mor and Dr. Shiri Ben-David

5 January, 2022

Congratulations to the PhD candidate Bushra Masalha, Prof. Nilly Mor and Dr. Shiri Ben-David, who were awarded a grant by the Israel Cancer Association along with collaborators Prof. Nazanin Derakshan from Birkbeck University of London, UK and Dr. Adi Nitzan-Luques from Hadassah medical center.

Why do individuals who are dissatisfied with the system do not engage in efforts to create social change?

Why do individuals who are dissatisfied with the system do not engage in efforts to create social change?

26 December, 2021

Given the extent of inequality in the world, it is surprising that protests are rare. It seems that even those who are not happy with the sociopolitical institutions and arrangements on which they depend do not participate in protests. Why do individuals who are dissatisfied with the system do not engage in efforts to create social change?

Congratulations to Kusum Thuwal

Congratulations to Kusum Thuwal

30 November, 2021
Congratulations to Kusum Thuwal on winning the PhD international talent award at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Kusum will start her PhD at prof. Ayelet N. Landau's laboratory. She will study rhythmic sampling and visual exploration using EEG and psychophysics. The research is funded by the Israel Science Foundation. Good luck Kusum and welcome to huji psychology and cognitive and brain sciences departments!
Prof. Eran Halperin

the effect of immersive 360° video on inducing a more critical perception of the participant's ingroup’s actions in the conflict

21 November, 2021

A new study by Dr. Yossi Hasson and Prof. Eran Halperin, in corporation with IDC Herzliya researchers conducted in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, examined the effect of immersive 360° video on inducing a more critical perception of the participant's ingroup’s actions in the conflict.

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Why do individuals who are dissatisfied with the system do not engage in efforts to create social change?

26 December, 2021
Why do individuals who are dissatisfied with the system do not engage in efforts to create social change?

Given the extent of inequality in the world, it is surprising that protests are rare. It seems that even those who are not happy with the sociopolitical institutions and arrangements on which they depend do not participate in protests. Why do individuals who are dissatisfied with the system do not engage in efforts to create social change?

One reason for inaction might be the way individuals manage their feelings. Although emotion regulation might benefit personal health, it may have some negative consequences for promoting social change. A new study by Nevin Solak, Maya Tamir, Nebi Sümer, John T. Jost, and Eran Halperin shows that a widely used emotion regulation strategy- expressive suppression-can undermine efforts to change unjust systems even among people who wish to challenge the status quo. Across four studies conducted in three different countries (the US, Israel, Turkey), the authors found that people who are dissatisfied with social, economic, and political institutions and arrangements but regulate their negative emotions through expressive suppression are less likely to express negative emotions and, in turn, are less supportive of protests. These findings suggest that engaging in demonstrations depends not only on how people feel but also on how they manage their emotions.

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