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Devora Newman

Devora Newman

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Current Studies

PhD candidate in the direct PhD Track for Outstanding Students, advisor: Dr. Ruth Mayo.

Previous Degrees

B.A. in Psychology and Communications, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Research Interests

Devora is mainly interested in the underlying cognitive mechanisms that underlie people's loss of discernment between agreed upon, shared facts and "alternative facts". In her research, Devora aims to explore the main societal and personal causes for the loss of a shared reality, in hopes of suggesting a way to restore it. 

Publications

Newman, D., Lewandowsky, S & Mayo, R. (2022). “Believing in Nothing and Believing in Everything: The Underlying Cognitive Paradox of Anti COVID-19 Vaccine Attitudes”, Personality and Individual Differences, 189(1), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2022.111522.

 

Eyal Pozniak

Eyal Pozniak

Current Studies

PhD candidate, Department of Psychology. Advisor: Dr. Ruth Mayo.

Previous Degrees

M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, advisor: Prof. Maya Tamir.

B.A. in Behavioral Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

Research Interests

In his research, Eyal studies the ways (dis)trust affects the evaluation and acceptance of factual information. He is especially interested in future applications of his research in science communication.

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Adva Liberman

Current Studies

PhD candidate, The Jerusalem School of Business Administration, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Advisor: Prof. Lilach Sagiv, The Jerusalem School of Business Administration, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Dr. Ruth Mayo.

Previous Degrees

M.B.A. in Marketing and Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Advisor: Prof. Lilach Sagiv. B.A. in Business Administration and Political Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Research Interests

Adva’s current research focuses on the effects of the experience of learned helplessness on (dis)trust and the values underlying the different reactions to learned helplessness experiences.

Anat Lande

Anat Lande

Current Studies

PhD candidate in the direct PhD Track for Outstanding Students, advisor: Dr. Ruth Mayo.

Previous Degrees

B.A. in Psychology and Sociology and Anthropology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Research Interests

Anat’s main research interest addresses the public’s declining trust in science and its institutions as one of the consequences of the post-truth era. More specifically, Anat suggests using a self-reasoning strategy based on procedural learning in order to re-establish trust in facts as well as scientific and accredited sources, rather than leaning on subjective and personal experience.


Tom Mushkat

Tom Mushkat

Current Studies

PhD candidate, Department of Psychology. Advisor: Dr. Ruth Mayo.

Previous Degrees

M.A. in Experimental Psychology, Department of Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, advisor: Prof. Ran Hassin.

B.A. in Psychology and Sociology and Anthropology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Research Interests

 In his research, Tom aims to explore how different mindsets can improve peoples' decisions by mitigating heuristics and cognitive biases that influence decision-making processes.

Aysheh Maslemani

Aysheh Maslemani

Current Studies

PhD candidate, Department of Cognitive and Brain Sciences at Hebrew University. Advisors: Prof. Ariel Knafo-Noam and Dr. Ruth Mayo.

Specialization in Rationality studies at the Federman Center for Rationality.

Member of “The Evolution of Attention in Modern and Contemporary Culture” research group at the Mandel Scholion Research Center

 

Previous Degrees

M.A. in cognitive and brain sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Advisor: Prof. Anat Maril

B.A in chemistry and business administration from Bethlehem University in the Palestinian Territories.

 

Research Interests

Ayshes's research interests are in the interaction between culture and mind, comparing cognitive mechanisms in people from different social and religious backgrounds. Her PhD dissertation examines the relationship between values and the ability to distinguish between facts and opinions, inquiring, are people’s values predictive of which ideas they see as facts, and which as opinion? and what is the distraction mechanism that can explain this relationship?

 

 

Gal Gvirtz

Gal Gvirtz

Current Studies

M.A. student in Experimental Psychology, advisor: Dr. Ruth Mayo.

Previous Degrees

B.A. in Psychology and Business Administration, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Research Interests

Gal is interested in the way people evaluate the content they write online and whether it promotes the publication of false information, offensive comments, and extremely private content. Through her research, Gal aims to provide possible solutions to reduce the dissemination of harmful content.

Chen Berkman

Chen Berkman

Current Studies

M.A. student in Experimental Psychology, advisors: Dr. Yuval Hart and Dr. Ruth Mayo.

Previous Degrees

B.Sc in Psychobiology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Research Interests

Chen’s main interest lies in the cognitive mechanisms underlying the development of creative thinking, focusing on the influences of one’s trust level on creative search. Moreover, Chen studies the relationship between physiological arousal and creative search processes.

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Asma Amer

Current Studies

M.A. student in Cognitive Science, advisor: Dr. Ruth Mayo 

Previous Degrees

B.A. in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Research Interests

 Asma is interested in conspiracy theories and the cognitive processes underlying these theories. Specifically, Asma investigates the ways in which distrust contexts might affect conspiracy theorizing.

 


Noa Grobgeld

Noa Grobgeld

Current Studies

M.A. student in Educational and Clinical Child Psychology, advisors: Dr. Ruth Mayo and Dr. Yonat Zwebner, Arison School of Business, IDC Herzliya.

Previous Degrees

B.A. in Psychology and Amirim - Interdisciplinary Honors Program in the Humanities, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Research Interests

The manifestation of our given name - a social tag - in our external facial appearance. Based on an earlier finding that adults look like their names, Noa wishes to examine whether our given name is a self-fulfilling prophecy, that is to say if a person's appearance grows similar over the years to his given name. For that purpose, in her thesis, Noa aims to see whether young children, too, look like their name.

Post-doctoral Visitors

2012 – 2017 Rebecca Weil

 

Doctoral degree students

Completed

Daniella ShidloveskiTom Noah

 

Master’s degree students

Completed

Orly Shoham • Moran Peri-Chaim • Yael Chrmetz • Shirley Ronen • Daphna Haran • Noa Sher • Jenny Sividya • Mayyan Ben-Eliezer • Allon Vishkin • Dani Shavit • Liat Ariely • Dana Alfasi • Nitzan FriedmanBat-el TerehovskyRoy Schulman • Yanay Gorelik •