Hagai graduated from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev with a B.A. in Psychology and Management and an M.A. in Vocational Psychology from the Academic Collage of Tel Aviv Yafo. Hagai is currently a doctoral student at Ben-Gurion University. 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 attributes that affect the process. Such attributes can serve as suppressor variables, ergo, 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 and is currently studying the way people aggregate information in such situations using the Multiple Cue Learning paradigm.
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).