Anat graduated from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev with a B.A. in Behavioral Sciences, an M.A. in Social Psychology and had recently received a diploma in psychometrics, granted by National Institute of Testing & Evaluation. Anat is currently a doctoral student at Ben-Gurion University. Anat has devoted her research efforts to two main fields; Decision making, and Social cognition. Some of the research questions Anat has been working on deal with the influence of victim identifiability on cheating behavior, the psychology of territoriality and its influence on financial decisions making, the difference between spontaneous vs. forced automatic evaluations, and the roles of accessibility and extremity in creating automatic evaluations. Anat is also interested in implicit-attitudes methodology and investigating psychometric aspects of psychological methodologies in general.
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.