Lidor graduated from Ariel University with a B.A. in Psychology and
Economics, and an M.A. in Social Psychology from the Interdisciplinary Center
(IDC) of Herzliya. Lidor is currently a doctoral student at Ben-Gurion University
of the Negev. Her research focuses on individual differences in risk taking
behaviors, and aims to differentiating active from passive risk taking from an emotional point of view. Specifically, what are the motives and emotional basis that cause people to take passive risks as opposed to active ones? Lidor is also interested in ways that enable people to reduce risk-taking by exploring the emotional mechanism underlying the different kinds of risk taking behaviors (i.e. Debiasing).
Shira is a social psychologist, specializing in organizational development and leadership development in hyper-growing start-up companies. She graduated with a B.A and an M.A. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her doctoral thesis focuses on trust and trustworthiness in negotiations and on investigating the gap between actual versus predicted trust (worthiness) among negotiating dyads. Furthermore, she aims to test the role of this “Trustworthiness Gap Theory” in explaining (at least part of) the lack of trust and inefficiency in negotiations, as well as to prescribe conditions for more efficient agreements.
Yael graduated from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev with a B.A. in Psychology and Economics and an M.A. in Social Psychology and Data Science. Yael is currently a second-year PhD student researching the role of information avoidance as an expression or complementary component to passive risk-taking. She has been focusing on decisions in possible gain situations and the effect of information avoidance on risk-taking. In particular, she is examining situations in which there is a desirable goal that requires the taking of certain risks and how exposure to information regarding those risks affects the decision-making in these situations. Yael is also interested in the role of information acquisition and avoidance’s ability to improve pro-environmental behavioral intentions.