Psychological interventions for peace: From the lab to the field – The motivation challenge
Eran Halperin, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Psychology Department at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. An award-winning researcher of emotional processes and field experimentalist, Dr. Halperin’s research uses psychological and political theories to investigate causal factors driving intergroup conflicts. Find more about his research here: https://www.eranhalperin.com
In recent years many social psychologists moved from a pure descriptive to a more interventionist approach in their research. This is true in many areas within the discipline, and specifically in the area of intergroup relations. In this talk I’ll present some innovative interventions, mainly conducted within the context of the Israeli Palestinian conflict. While presenting these intervention studies, I’ll focus mainly on the question related to the motivation of the target of these interventions. Specifically, how do we effectively use psychological interventions among people who don’t see any good reason to change?
The colloquium takes place online and all are welcome to attend!