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Nir Halevy

Nir Halevy

My research focuses on conflict and cooperation within and between groups and teams. I often use experimental games to study how individuals, groups and teams make decisions and negotiate. Here are some of the the research questions that I find interesting: (1) How does intragroup conflict affect team performance? (2) How does hierarchy within teams affect intragroup cooperation and team performance? (3) How do people form mental representations of conflict situations? (4) What motivates individual participation in intergroup conflict?

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Group Processes
  • Helping, Prosocial Behavior
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Political Psychology
  • Self and Identity

Journal Articles:

  • Fast, N. J., Halevy N., & Galinsky, A. D. (in press). The destructive nature of power without status. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
  • Halevy, N. (2008). Team negotiation: Social, epistemic, economic and psychological consequences of sub-group conflict. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1687-1702.
  • Halevy, N., Berson, Y., & Galinsky, A. D. (2011). The mainstream is not electable: When vision triumphs over representativeness in leader emergence and effectiveness. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 893-904.
  • Halevy, N., Bornstein, G., & Sagiv, L. (2008). In-group love and out-group hate as motives for individual participation in intergroup conflict: A new game paradigm. Psychological Science, 19, 405-411.
  • Halevy, N., Chou, E., Cohen, T. R., & Livingston, R. (2012). Status conferral in intergroup social dilemmas: Behavioral antecedents and consequences of prestige and dominance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102(2), 351-366.
  • Halevy, N., Chou, E., & Galinsky, A. D. (2011). A functional model of hierarchy: Why, how and when hierarchical differentiation enhances group performance. Organizational Psychology Review, 1, 32-52.
  • Halevy, N., Chou, E., Galinsky, A., & Murnighan, J. K. (2012). When hierarchy wins: Evidence from the National Basketball Association. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3, 398-406.
  • Halevy, N., Chou, E., & Murnighan, J. K. (2012). Mind games: The mental representation of conflict. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102, 132-148.
  • Halevy N., Chou, E. Y., Cohen. T. R., & Bornstein, G. (2010). Relative deprivation and intergroup competition. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations,13, 685-700.
  • Halevy, N., Sagiv, L., Roccas, S., & Bornstein, G. (2006). Perceiving intergroup conflict: From game models to mental templates. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 1674-1689.
  • Halevy, N., Weisel, O., & Bornstein, G. (2011). In-group love and out-group hate in repeated interaction between groups. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. doi: 10.1002/bdm.726.
  • Roccas, S., Sagiv, L., Schwartz, S. H., Halevy, N., & Eidelson, R. (2008). Toward a unifying model of identification with groups: Integrating theoretical perspectives. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 12, 280-306.

Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Negotiation (MBA)
  • Bargaining Games (MBA)
  • Conflict Management and Negotiation (MBA)
  • Games and Decisions (MBA)
  • Negotiation (MBA)
  • Perspectives on the Social Psychology of Organizations (PhD)

Nir Halevy
Graduate School of Business
Stanford University
518 Memorial Way
Stanford, California 94305
United States

  • Phone: (650) 723-8525

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