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Nira Liberman

Nira Liberman

My research area may be broadly defined as the interface between motivation and cognition. I study the relations between psychological distance and mental representation, and the effects of psychological distance on prediction, evaluation and choice. I also study motivational processes in though suppression, cognitive and meta-cognitive processes in OCD and the effects of regulatory focus on evaluation, choice and perception of uncertainty.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Causal Attribution
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Social Cognition

Journal Articles:

  • 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.
  • 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., & Higgins, E. T. (2005). Accessibility from active and fulfilled goals. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 41, 220-239.
  • 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.
  • Liberman, N., & Förster, J. (2006). Inferences from decision difficulty. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42, 290-306.
  • Liberman, N., Idson, L. C., & Higgins, E. T. (2005). Predicting the intensity of losses vs. non-gains and non-losses vs. gains: A test of the loss aversion explanation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 41, 527-534.
  • Liberman, N., & Trope, Y. (2008). The psychology of transcending the here and now. Science, 322, 1201-1205.
  • 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.
  • Nussbaum, S., Liberman, N., & Trope, Y. (2006). Predicting the near and distant future. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 135, 152-161.
  • 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.
  • Trope, Y., & Liberman, N. (2003). Temporal construal. Psychological Review, 110, 403-421.
  • Wakslak, S. J., Nussbaum, S., Liberman, N., & Trope, Y. (2008). Representations of the self in the near and distant future. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 757-773.

Other Publications:

  • Liberman, N., & Dar, R. (2009). Normal and pathological consequences of encountering difficulties in monitoring progress toward goals. In G. Moskowitz & H. Grant (Eds.), Goals. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Liberman, N., Trope, Y., & Stephan, E. (2007). Psychological distance. In E. T. Higgins & A. W. Kruglanski (Eds.), Social psychology: A handbook of basic principles (pp. 353-381). New York: Guilford Press.

Courses Taught:

  • Motivation
  • Psychological Distance
  • Research Methods
  • Social Psychology

Nira Liberman
Department of Psychology
Tel Aviv University
69978 Tel Aviv
Israel

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