Dr. Tom Gordon-Hecker
Tom Gordon-Hecker, Ph.D., is currently a postdoctoral student at the Jerusalem School of Business Administration, the Hebrew University. Dr. Tom graduated from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev with a B.A. in Psychology and Cognitive science, an M.A. in Social Psychology and a Ph.D. in Psychology. Tom has mostly been working on two main lines of research - Allocation decisions and Behavioral ethics. In his research, Tom studies how people make decisions under conflicting interests, such as a desire to maintain equity and the desire to maximize efficiency or the desire to increase one's payoff and a desire to act morally. Tom has been studying how decreasing one's responsibility for the outcome generation can assist in promoting efficient resource allocations, how allocation preferences change as a function of the resources being allocated, and how people misuse and misinterpret available information in order to justify their wrongdoings. Tom is also interested in dual-system theories, moral psychology, and employment of process-tracing techniques as an unobtrusive way to measure thinking processes underlying people's decisions.
Eliran Halali, Ph.D., is currently a Lecture (U.S Assistant Professor) at the Bar-Ilan University Psychology Department. Eliran completed his MA (2009) and Ph.D (2014) from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and then completed two years of postdoctoral training at Ben-Gurion (Kreitman Fellowship) and at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University (Fulbright-ISEF scholarship). Eliran's research interest include JDM processes, social preferences, cooperation and competition between individuals and groups, unethical behavior, and cognitive control. His master thesis focused on decision-making in configuration problems (Halali, Bereby-Meyer & Leiser, 2013; JEP-LMC), and his Ph.D dissertation examined the role of Cognitive control in social preferences (Halali, Bereby-Meyer & Ockenfels, 2013; Front. Hum. Neurosci; Halali, Bereby-Meyer & Meiran, 2014; JEP-General).
Anna Dorfman, Ph.D., is studying the psychological mechanisms that affect people's emotions, cognition, and behavior in social contexts. Anna studies people's reasoning and decisions when balancing self-interest and social/long term interest. She is interested in morality, ethics, and social inequality. Her Ph.D. examined the role of positive emotions for cooperation, showing that pride can promote social behaviors such as cooperation and positive reciprocity. She received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Ben-Gurion University in 2016 and was a postdoctoral researcher in Organizational Behavior at the Coller Faculty Management in Tel Aviv University. Currently, Anna is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Waterloo. Anna has published her work the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Social Psychological and Personality Science, and the Journal of Personality.
Dr. Ruty Keinan recieved her PhD from Ben Gurion University. Her doctoral thesis introduced the concept of passive risk taking (risk accepted by inaction), and her current research interests include risk taking and decision making. Ruty is an organizational consultant with 20 years of practical experience in organizations, and her expertise include leadership and human resource development. Ruty is a faculty member at The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo, and teaches at the MA program for organizational consulting and the BA psychology program.