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Flowers on Wood

Improving Social Relations

Welcome to Nurit Shnabel’s Lab!
Broadly speaking, I am interested in understanding the social psychological processes involved in improving social relations, whether it is between individuals or between groups. Within this broad topic, I have two major lines of research. 
The first line examines the processes that facilitate or hinder reconciliation, such as the conflicting parties’ tendency to engage in competition over the victim status. I study these processes within the theoretical perspective of the needs-based model – about which you can read here.
The second line examines the processes that facilitate or hinder gender equality. For example, I study the circumstances that lead men and women to behave in ways that reinforce traditional gender roles, such as engagement in dependency-oriented cross gender helping. You can read more about this work here.

The Team


Latest Publications

The Needs-based Model of Reconciliation: How identity restoration processes can contribute to more harmonious and equal social relations

This chapter, which summarizes fifteen years of research on interpersonal and intergroup reconciliation, has been published in Advances of Experimental Social Psychology. Download a PDF file here

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Contact Me

For any inquiries, you are welcome to contact me at:

Room 212, Sharet Building

The School of Psychological Sciences

Tel Aviv University

30 Haim Levanon st., Ramat Aviv

Tel Aviv 69978

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