Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
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Short Biography:    

Dr. Nurit Shnabel received her PhD in social psychology from Tel-Aviv University. Her dissertation "A needs-based model of reconciliation: Satisfying the differential emotional needs of victim and perpetrator as a key to promoting reconciliation" received the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) Best Dissertation Award. After completing her post-doctoral studies as a Fulbright Foundation Exchange Scholar at Yale University she joined the faculty of the Psychology Department at Tel-Aviv University in 2010. In addition, Dr. Shnabel did her practicum in group facilitation in the Neve-Shalom/Wahat al-Salam school for peace and has facilitated encounters between adversarial groups in Israel intended to promote intergroup dialogue.


Fields of Interest:

Interpersonal and intergroup reconciliation and forgiveness, intergroup relations (with special interest in gender), belongingness/morality and agency as fundamental human needs.


Selected publications:

Shnabel, N. & Nadler, A. (2008). A needs-based model of reconciliation: Satisfying the differential emotional needs of victim and perpetrator as a key to promoting reconciliation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 116-132.

Shnabel, N., Nadler, A., Ullrich, J. Dovidio, J.F., & Carmi, D. (2009). Promoting reconciliation through the satisfaction of the emotional needs of victimized and perpetrating group members: The Needs-Based Model of Reconciliation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 1021-1030.

Noor, M., Shnabel, N., Halabi, S., & Nadler, A. (2012). When suffering begets suffering: The psychology of competitive victimhood between adversarial groups in violent conflicts. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 16, 351-374.

SimanTov- Nachlieli, I., Shnabel, N., & Nadler, A. (2013). Individuals' and groups' motivatation to restore their impaired identity dimensions following conflicts: Evidence and implications. Social Psychology, 44, 129-137.

Shnabel, N., Purdie-Vaughns, V., Cook, J.E., Garcia, J., & Cohen, G.L. (2013). Demystifying values-affirmation interventions: Writing about social-belonging is a key to buffering against stereotype threat. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 663-676.

Shnabel, N., Halabi, S. & Noor, M. (2013). Overcoming Competitive Victimhood: Re-categorization into Common Victimhood Identity Increases Forgiveness among Israelis and Palestinians. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

Shnabel, N., Ullrich, J., Nadler, A., Dovidio, J.F., & Ewers, A. L. (in press). Warm or competent? Improving Intergroup Relations by Addressing Threatened Identities of Advantaged and Disadvantaged Groups. Eurpean Journal of Social Psychology.


:Research Grants

Marie Curie (European Union Seventh Framework): Reintegration Grant, 100,000€  .2011-2015

German-Israeli Foundation: Research Grant (Co-PI, in collaboration with Johannes Ullrich), 53,270€ .2012-2014

Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL; Research Grant (Co-investigator), $39,956 .2009-2010