Dr. Boaz Hameiri

The School of Social and Policy Studies
בית הספר ללימודי חברה ומדיניות סגל אקדמי בכיר
Dr. Boaz Hameiri
Phone: 03-6407381
Office: Naftali - Social Sciences, 724

Short Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Program in Conflict Management and Mediation at Tel Aviv University. I received my PhD in social psychology at Tel Aviv University in 2019. Between 2018 and 2020 I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Peace and Conflict Neuroscience Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, and Postdoctoral Innovation Lab Fellow at Beyond Conflict.

Research Interests

My program of research consists of an examination of different psychological barriers to attitude change and conflict resolution (e.g., victimhood), and the development of psychological interventions (e.g., paradoxical thinking) to address these barriers and promote better intergroup relations and conflict resolution. In my research, I employ a mixed-method approach with various qualitative and quantitative methods (e.g., intervention tournaments), in the lab and on a large-scale in the field; working in various contexts and populations worldwide, in collaboration with a broad community of international collaborators, as well as NGOs, advertising and media experts.

Selected publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles (* = equal contribution by authors; = mentee author; for a complete publication list with links to the papers, see: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Boaz-Hameiri):

Hameiri, B., & Moore-Berg, S. L. (in press). Intervention tournaments: An overview of concept, design, and implementation. Perspectives on Psychological Science.

Gallardo, R. A., Hameiri, B., Moore-Berg, S. L., & Bruneau, E. G. (in press). The collective praise intervention: A brief intervention highlighting prosocial behavior reduces hostility towards Muslims. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.

Rosler, N., Hameiri, B., & Bar-Tal, D., Christophe, D., & Azaria-Tamir, S. (in press). Current and future costs of intractable conflicts – can they create attitude change? Frontiers in Psychology.

Moore-Berg, S. L., Hameiri, B., & Bruneau, E. (in press). Empathy, dehumanization, and misperceptions: A media intervention humanizes migrants and increases empathy for their plight, but only if misinformation about migrants is also corrected. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Bar-Tal, D., Trew, K., Hameiri, B., Stevenson, C., & Nahhas, E. (in press). Ethos of conflict as the prism to evaluate the Northern Irish and the Israeli-Palestinian conflicts by the involved societies: A comparative analysis. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology.

Bar-Tal, D.*, Hameiri, B.*, & Halperin, E. (2021). Paradoxical thinking as a paradigm of attitude change in the context of intractable conflict. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 63, 129-187.

Bruneau, E.*, Hameiri, B.*, Moore-Berg, S. L., & K., N. (2021). Intergroup contact reduces dehumanization and meta-dehumanization: Cross-sectional, longitudinal and quasi-experimental evidence from 16 samples in 5 countries. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 47, 906-920.

Maaravi, Y., Hameiri, B., & Gur, T. (2020). Fighting Coronavirus one personality at a time: Need for structure, trait victimhood and adherence to COVID-19 health guidelines. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 576450. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2020.576450

Bar-Tal, D.*, & Hameiri, B.* (2020)Interventions for changing well-anchored attitudes in the context of intergroup relations. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 14, e12534.

Moore-Berg, S. L., Ankori-Karlinsky, L., Hameiri, B., & Bruneau, E. (2020). Exaggerated meta-perceptions predict intergroup hostility between American political partisans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(26), 14864-14872. 

Moore-Berg, S. L., Hameiri, B., & Bruneau, E. (2020). The prime psychological suspects of toxic political polarization. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 34, 199-204.

Gabay, R.*, Hameiri, B.*, Rubel-Lifschitz, T., & Nadler, A. (2020). The tendency for interpersonal victimhood: The personality construct and its consequences. Personality and Individual Differences, 165, 110134.

Hameiri, B., Idan, O., Nabet, E., Bar-Tal, D., & Halperin, E. (2020). The paradoxical thinking ‘sweet spot’: The role of recipients’ latitude of rejection in the effectiveness of paradoxical thinking messages targeting anti-refugee attitudes in Israel. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 8(1), 266-283.

Hameiri, B., Bar-Tal, D., & Halperin, E. (2019). Paradoxical thinking interventions: A paradigm for societal change. Social Issues and Policy Review, 13(1), 36-62.

Idan, O., Halperin, E., Hameiri, B., & Reifen Tagar, M. (2018). A rose by any other name? Subtle linguistic cue impacts anger and corresponding policy support in intractable conflict. Psychological Science, 29(6), 972-983.

Shahar, E.*, Hameiri, B.*, Bar-Tal, D., & Raviv, A. (2018). Self-censorship of conflict related information in the context of intractable conflict. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 62(5), 957-982.

Hameiri, B., Nabet, E., Bar-Tal, D., & Halperin, E. (2018). Paradoxical thinking as a conflict resolution intervention: Comparison to alternative interventions and examination of psychological mechanisms. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44(1), 122-139.

Hameiri, B., Sharvit, K., Bar-Tal, D., Shahar, E., & Halperin, E. (2017). Support for Self-censorship among Israelis as a Socio-psychological Barrier to Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Political Psychology, 38(5)795-813.

Hameiri, B., & Nadler, A. (2017). Looking backward to move forward: Effects of acknowledgment of victimhood on readiness to compromise for peace in the protracted Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43(4)555-569.

Hameiri, B., Porat, R., Bar-Tal, D., & Halperin, E. (2016). Moderating attitudes in times of violence through paradoxical thinking intervention. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(43), 12105-12110.

Hameiri, B., Bar-Tal, D., & Halperin, E. (2014). Challenges for peacemakers: How to overcome socio-psychological barriers. Policy Insights from Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 1(1), 164-171.

Hameiri, B., Porat, R., Bar-Tal, D., Bieler, A., & Halperin, E. (2014). Paradoxical thinking as a new avenue of intervention to promote peace. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(30), 10996-11001.

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