I am a behavioural scientist at the Hebrew University, with a dual appointment as a senior lecturer at the Political Science and International Relations Departments. Born and raised in Israel, I am passionate about understanding what drives individual and collective behaviours in conflicts, and how to use research-based insights to mobilise society in support of peace and social justice.
My first line of research concerns developing and experimentally testing interventions that aim to promote peace and tolerance between rival groups. My second line of research concerns the role of emotion and emotion expressions in promoting social justice and peace.
Paluck, E.L., Porat, R., Clark, C.S., & Green, D.P. (2020). Prejudice reduction: Progress and challenges. Annual Review of Psychology.
Porat, R., Harel, L., Pnueli, V., & Halperin, E. (2020). Developing ReApp: An emotion regulation mobile intervention for intergroup conflict. Cognition & Emotion.
Porat, R., Tamir, M., & Halperin, E. (2020). Group-based emotion regulation: A motivated approach. Emotion, 20(1), 16-20.
Tamir, M., Halperin, E., Porat, R., Bigman, Y., & Hasson, S. (2019). Where there's a will, there's a way: Disentangling the effects of goals and means in emotion regulation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 116(5), 795-816.
Porat, R., Tamir, M., Wohl, M.J.A., Gur, T., & Halperin, E. (2019). Motivated emotion and rally around the flag effect: Liberals are motivated to feel collective angst (like conservatives) when faced with existential threat. Cognition & Emotion, 33(3), 480-491.