Prof. Arie Nadler

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Prof. Arie Nadler
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Short Biography

Arie Nadler, Ph.D. (1976, Psychology, Purdue University, USA) is a Full Professor of Social Psychology (1988). He served as the Head of the Psychology Department (1984-1988) and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Tel Aviv University (1993-1998). He co-founded the Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research and served as the first head of its academic committee (1992-2002), and established and was the first head of the Institute for Diplomacy and Regional Cooperation at Tel Aviv University (1999-2003). Since 2000 Prof. Nadler holds the Argentina Chair for Research of Psychology of Conflict and Cooperation. Funds to establish the Chair were donated by the Argentinean Friends of Tel Aviv University. Since May 2006 Professor Nadler serves as the Chairperson of the board of the Israeli Trustees Foundation which supports research in the social sciences and education in Israeli Universities and Colleges. Professor Nadler also served as the chairperson of ISEF (Israeli Sepharadic Education Foundation) and Yeladim (the council for the child in placement). Professor Nadler also has consulting experience in his areas of expertise in non-profit and business organizations.

Fields of Interest

Helping relations and power relations between individuals and groups.
Reactions to and willingness to seek assistance
Social Psychology of reconciliation processes. 
History of Psychology


Selected publications

Fisher,J.D., Nadler,A., Whitcher-Alagna,S., (1982). Recipient reactions to aid: A conceptual review, Psychological Bulletin, 91, 27-54. (footnote in the body of the paper: "The first authorship of Fisher & Nadler is alphabetical

Nadler,A., & Fisher, J.D., (1986).The role of threat to self esteem and perceived control in recipient reactions to aid: Theory development and empirical validation. In L. Berkowitz (Ed.): Advances in Experiemntal Social Psychology (Vol.19) New - York: Academic Press, pp. 81- 124

Nadler, A., (1991). Help seeking behavior: Psychological costs and instrumental benefits. In Clark, M.S. (Ed.) Review of Personality and Social Psychology (Vol. 12), N.Y.: Sage Inc, 290-31

Nadler, A. (2001). The Victim and the Psychologist: Changing Perceptions of Israeli Holocaust Survivors by the Mental Health Community in the Past Fifty History of Psychology. 4, 25-55undrelying

Nadler, A. (2002). Inter-group helping relations as power relations: Helping relations as affirming or challenging inter-group hierarchy. Journal of Social Issues, 58 , 487-503

Nadler, A., & Liviatan, I. (2006). Intergroup Reconciliation: Effects of Adversary's Expressions of Empathy, Responsibility, and Recipients' Trust. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 459-470

Nadler, A. & Halabi, S. (2006). Intergroup Helping as Status Relations: Effects of Status Stability, Identification, and Type of Help on Receptivity to High Status Group’s Help. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, 97-110

Shnabel, N. & Nadler, A. (2008). A Needs-Based Model of Reconciliation: Satisfying the differential emotional needs of victim and perpetrator as a key to promoting reconciliation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 94, 2008

Nadler, A., Harpaz-Gorodeisky, G., Ben-David, Y. (2009). Defensive helping: Threat to group identity, ingroup identification, status stability and common group identity as determinants of intergroup helping, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Nadler, A. (2012). From help-giving to helping-relations: Belongingness and independence in social relations. In Snyder M. & Deaux, K. (Eds.): The handbook of personality and social psychology. NY: Oxford University Press

Nadler, A. (in press). Intergroup Reconciliation: Definition, processes and dilemmas, In Tropp, L. (ed.) Oxford Handbook of Conflict. NY: Oxford University Press

Nadler, A. (in press). The other side of helping: Seeking and receiving help. In D. Schroeder & W. Graziano (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Prosocial Behavior . New York: Oxford University Press

Nadler, A. & Chernyak-Hai, L. (in press). Help seeking as Stigma Consistent Behavior: Status effects on dependency-autonomy oriented help, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

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