Nira Liberman, Full Professor

Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
Tel: +972-3-6406388
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Short Biography

Prof. Nira Liberman received her Ph.D. in social psychology from Tel Aviv University in 1997. She had a post doctoral position at Columbia University , NYC during 1996-1999, and an assistant professor position at Indiana University , Bloomington during 2000-2001. Prof. Liberman is presently at the social psychology program at the School of Psychological Sciences, where she has been a faculty member since 2001.

Fields of Interest

Psychological distance, social cognition, decision making, motivation, self regulation, thought suppression.

Selected publications

Fujita, K. F., Trope, Y., Liberman, N., & Levin-Sagi, M. (2006). Construal levels and self-control. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, 351-367.

Fujita, K. F., Henderson, M. D., Eng, J., Trope, Y., & Liberman, N. (2006). Spatial distance and mental construal of social events. Psychological Science, 17, 278-282.

Liberman, N. & Förster, J., (2006). Inferences from decision difficulty. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42, 290-301

Nussbaum, S., Liberman, N. & Trope, Y. (2006). Predicting the near and distant future. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 135, 152-161

Henderson, M., Fujita, K. F., Trope, Y., & Liberman, N., (2006). Transcending the ―Here: The Effect of spatial distance on social judgment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, 845-856

Wakslak, S. J., Trope, Y., Liberman, N. & Alony, R. (2006). Seeing the forest When entry is unlikely: Probability and the mental representation of events. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 135, 641-653

Bar-Anan, Y., Liberman, N., Trope, Y. (2006). The Association between psychological distance and construal level: Evidence from an Implicit Association Test. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 135, 609-622

Liberman, N., Trope, Y., McCrae, S. M., & Sherman, S. J. (2007). The effect of level of construal on the temporal distance of activity enactment. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, 143-149

Liberman, N., Förster, J., & Higgins, E. T. (2007). Completed vs. interrupted priming: Reduced accessibility from post-fulfillment inhibition. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, 258-264

Trope, Y., Liberman, N. & Wakslak, S. J., (2007). Construal levels and psychological distance: Effects on representation, prediction, evaluation, and behavior Journal of Consumer Psychology, 17, 83-95

Liberman, N., Trope, Y., & Wakslak, S. J., (2007). Construal levels and psychological distance: Effects on representation, prediction, evaluation, and behavior. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 17, 113-117

Bar-Anan, Y., Liberman, N., Trope, Y., & Algom, D. (2007). The automatic processing of psychological distance: Evidence from a Stroop task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 136, 610-622

Förster, J., Liberman, N., & Friedman, R. S., (2007). Seven principles of goal activation: A systematic approach to distinguishing goal priming from priming of non-goal constructs. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 11, 211-233

Förster, J., Liberman, N., & Kuschel, S. (2008). The effect of global versus local processing on assimilation versus contrast in social judgment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 579-599

Reuven-Magril, O., Dar, R. & Liberman, N. (2008). Illusion of control and behavioral control attempts in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117, 334-341

Halamish, V., Liberman, N., Higgins, E. T. Idson, L. C., & (2008). Regulatory focus effects on discounting over uncertainty for losses vs. gains. Journal of Economic Psychology, 29, 654-666

Fujita, K. F., Eyal, T., Chaiken, S., Trope, Y.,& Liberman, N. (2008). Influencing attitudes toward near and distant objects. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 562-572

McCrae, S. M., Liberman, N., Trope, Y., & Sherman, S. J. (2008). Construal level and procrastination. Psychological Science, 19, 1308-1314

Liberman, N. & Förster, J. (2008). Expectancy, value and psychological distance: A new look at goal gradients. Social Cognition, 26, 515-533

Wakslak, S. J., Nussbaum, S., Liberman, N., & Trope, (2008). Representations of the self in the near and distant future. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 757-773

Liberman, N., & Trope, Y. (2008). The psychology of traversing the here and now. Science, 322, 1201-1205

Liviatan, I., Trope, Y., & Liberman, N. (2008). Interpersonal similarity as a social distance dimension: Implications for perception of others’ actions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 1256-1269

Eyal, T., Liberman, N., & Trope, Y. (2008). Judging near and distant virtue and vice. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 1204-1209

Eyal, T., Sagristano, M., Trope, Y., Liberman, N., & Chaiken, S., (2009). When values matter: Expressing values in behavioral intentions for the near vs. distant future. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 35-43

Denzler, M., Förster, J., & Liberman, N. (2009). How goal fulfillment decreases aggression. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 90-100