Samer Halabi, PhD
School of Behavioral Sciences, The Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo (Affiliate)
My research interests focus on integrating findings and concepts from social identity theory and helping relations. My program of research emphasizes the social functions of intergroup helping behavior, seeking to investigate when it serves to institutionalize existing power discrepancies and when it serves to challenge existing status hierarchy. Recently, I have been exploring the effects of group membership and group status on mental and physical health considerations and recommendations among clinical psychologists and doctors in Israeli hospitals (a study that will be conducted within 2 months). Relatedly, I will be involved next year in a project at InCHIP that attempts to encourage Americans, Israelis and Palestenians to work together on health issues that may be relevant to all parties. These attempts may create a climate of cooperation that can contribute to a better understanding between the groups and by that creating a strong basis for reconciliation processes.
BA in psychology, Haifa University
MA in social psychology, Tel Aviv University
Ph.D in social psychology, Haifa University
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