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Dr. Hagai Rabinovitch

Hagai graduated from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev with a B.A. in Psychology and Management, an M.A. in Vocational Psychology from the Academic College of Tel Aviv Yafo, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Ben-Gurion University. Hagai is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Research in Experimental Economics and Political Decision-making (CREED), the University of Amsterdam's School of Economics. His research focuses on Intuitive Judgment and Decision-Making. Specifically, he studies people's statistical intuitions and their ability to overcome biases in selection processes – such as selection between candidates for positions, scholarships, etc. – caused by irrelevant information and might lead to discrimination. Such attributes can serve as suppressor variables. His research combines an understanding of intuitive judgments as well as statistical phenomena. Hagai is also interested in ways to enable people to overcome such biases. He is currently studying the way people aggregate information in such situations using the Multiple Cue Learning paradigm and their willingness to be advised by AI versus human advisors. Additionally, he studies willful ignorance in the context of selection and discrimination.


Anat graduated from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev with a B.A. in Behavioral Sciences, an M.A. in Social Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology. Anat also holds a diploma in psychometrics from the National Institute of Testing & Evaluation. Anat is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Freiburg. Among Anat's research interests are decision making, tacit coordination, attitudes, and social cognition in general. Currently, Anat's research uses different modeling tools to study social phenomena, such as SDT modeling to examine people's ability to detect discrimination, MPT modeling to investigate the psychological processes that underlie the illusory truth effect, as well as diffusion models to examine processes of automatization in attitudes and evaluations.


Dr. Tom Gordon-Hecker

Tom Gordon-Hecker, Ph.D., is currently a faculty member at the Department of Management in Ben-Gurion University. He was 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.

Dr. Eliran Halali

Dr. Eliran Halali

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).

Dr. Anna Dorfman

Anna Dorfman, Ph.D., is a faculty member at the Department of Psychology in Bar-Ilan University. She 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

Dr. Ruty Keinan recieved her Ph.D. 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.

Dr. Tali Idan

Dr. Tali Idan


Tali got her Ph.D. in 2019 from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Her doctoral thesis investigates individual differences, specifically between the tendency to take passive versus active risks.

Tali is an organizational consultant with 20 years of experience in organizations. She assists organizations in processes of strategic thinking and change. Tali teaches organizational development in the Academic college of Netanya.

Dikla Barak

Dr. Dikla Barak graduated from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev with a B.A. in Behavioral science, an M.A. in Cognitive Psychology and a Ph.D. in Psychology.

Her doctoral dissertation discussed the effect of self-control on honesty and trust in socioeconomic interactions.

Dikla is statistician and an expert in quantitative and qualitative assessment in the evaluation unit in Achva Academic College and a teaching fellow in the Achva Academic College, in the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo, and in the Ahkelon academic college.

Dr. Efrat Aharonov-Majar

Dr. Efrat Aharonov-Majar

Efrat got her Ph.D in 2015  from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

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