Prof. Ifat Maoz

Head of the Department of Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University; Director of the Swiss Center and MA Program for Conflict Research, Management and Resolution; and Doctoral Program for Conflict Resolution

Academic Background and Fields of Interest

 

Ifat Maoz is a Full Professor, Head of the Department of Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University; Director of the Swiss Center and MA Program for Conflict Research, Management and Resolution; and Doctoral Program for Conflict Resolution and International Law; and holds the Danny Arnold Chair in Communication. Prof. Maoz is a social psychologist researching psychology and media in conflict and intergroup relations. 

Her current main interests include cognitive processing of social and political information, dynamics of intergroup encounters in conflict, perceptual moral and cognitive aspects of conflict, peace and reconciliation, audience responses, and cognitive biases in conflict.  

 

Email: msifat@mscc.huji.ac.il  

Office Hours: Tuesdays 18:00-19:00 Room 5416, Communication

Selected Publications in the Past Seven Years:

  • Maoz, I. (2004). Peace building in violent conflict: Israeli-Palestinian Post Oslo people to people activities. International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, 17(3), 563-574.

  • Maoz, I. (2004). Coexistence is in the eye if the beholder: evaluating intergroup encounter interventions between Jews and Arabs in Israel. Journal of Social Issues, 60(3), 403-418.

  • Maoz, I.  Bar-On, D. Bekerman, Z. and Jaber-Massarawa, S. (2004). Learning about 'good enough' through 'bad enough': A story of a planned dialogue between Israeli Jews and Palestinians. Human Relations, 57 (9), 1075-1101.

  • Maoz, I.; McCauley, R. (2005). Psychological correlates of support for compormise: A polling study of Jewish-Israeli attitudes towards solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Political Psychology, 26, 791-807   

  • Maoz, I. & Eidelson R. (2007). Psychological bases of exterme policy preferences: How the personal beliefs of Israeli-Jews predict their support for population transfer in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. American Behavioral  Scientist. 11

  • Maoz, I. (2006). The effect of news coverage concerning the opponents’ reaction to a concession on its evaluation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, 11(4), 70-88.

  • Maoz, I. , Yaniv, I. & Ivri, N. (2007). Decision Framing and Willingness to make compromise in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Journal of Peace Research, 44 (1), 81-91.

  • Ellis, D. & Maoz, I.  (2007). Online arguments between Israeli-jews and Palestinians. Human Communication Research, 33, 291-307.

  • Maoz, I., Bar-On, D. & Yikya, S. (2007). “They understand only force”: A critical examination of the erruption of verbal violence in a Jewish-Palestinian dialogue. Peace and Conflict Studies. (2)14, 27-48.

  • Maoz, I. & McCauley, C. (2008).Threat , dehumanization and support for retaliatory-aggressive policies in asymmetric conflict Journal of Conflict Resolution, (1)52, 93-116.

  • Maoz, I. & McCauley C. (2009). Threat perceptions and feelings as predictors of Jewish-Israeli support for compromise with Palestinians. Journal of Peace Research,46(4)

  • Maoz, I.  & Ellis, D. (2008). Intergroup Communication as a Predictor of Jewish-Israeli Agreement with Integrative Solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Mediating Effects of Outgroup Trust and Guilt. Journal of Communication, 58, 490-507.

  • Maoz, I. (2008). "They watched a terrorist" responses of Jewish-Israeli viewers to an interview with a Palestinian terrorist. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology. 14(3), 275-290.

  • Maoz, I. (2009). The Women and Peace Hypothesis? The Effect of Opponent-negotiators' Gender on Evaluation of Compromise Solutions in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. International Negotiation, 14, 521-538.

  • Maoz, I., Freedman, G., & McCauley, C.  (2010). Fled or expelled? Representation of the Israeli-Arab conflict in U.S. high school history textbooks. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 16(1), 1-10.

  • Ron, Y., Maoz, I.  & Bekerman, Z. (2010).Dialogue and Ideology: The Effect of Continuous Involvement in Jewish-Arab Dialogue Encounters on the Ideological Perspectives of Israeli-Jews.  International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 34(6), 571-579

  • Maoz, I. , Freedman, G. & McCauley, C. (2010). Fled or Expelled? Representation of the Israeli-Arab conflict in U.S. high school history textbooks. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology 1(16).

  • Maoz I. (2010). The asymmetric struggle for hearts and minds of viewers. Dynamics of Asymetric Conflict, 3(2), 99-110.

  • Maoz, I. (2011). Contact in protracted asymmetrical conflict: Twenty years of planned encounters between Israeli Jews and Palestinians. Journal of Peace Research, 48(1), 115-125.

  • Maoz , I . & McCauley C.  (2011). Explaining support for violating outgroup human rights in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The role of attitudes toward general principles of h

  • uman rights, trust in the outgroup, religiosity and intergroup contact. Journal of Applied Social Psychology 889-903,(4)41.

  • Maoz, I. (2012). The Face of the Enemy: The Effect of Press-reported Visual Information Regarding the Facial Features of Opponent politicians on Support for Peace. Political Communication.

  • Kellen, D., Bekerman, Z.  & Maoz, I.  (2013). An Easy Coalition: the Peacecamp Identity and Israeli-Palestinian Track Two Diplomacy. Journal of Conflict Resolution.  

  • Maoz, I. (2012). The dangers of prejudice reduction interventions: Empirical evidence from encounters between Jews and Arabs in Israel. Invited commentary on Dixon et al's article: "Beyond prejudice: Are negative evaluations the problem? Is getting us to like one another more the solution?". Behavioral and Brain Sciences (A Psychology, IF= 21.952, 1/14 Psychology, biological).

  • Nagar, Rotem and Ifat Maoz. (2014). (Non)Acknowledgment of Rights as a Barrier toConflict Resolution: Predicting Jewish-Israeli Attitudes towards the Palestinian Demand to National Self-Determination. Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide 7(3):150-164.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17467586.2014.980281

  • Maoz, Ifat and Brenna Marea Powell. (2014). Revisiting barriers to conflict resolution: Perspectives on power, relationships, and application to practice. Dynamics ofAsymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide 7(3): 115-119. doi: 10.1080q17467586.2014.979431

  • David, Y. & Maoz, I. (2015). Gender Perceptions and Support for Compromise in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.Peace and conflict Journal of Peace Psychology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pac0000092

  • Nagar, Rotem and and Ifat, Maoz. (In press). Predicting Jewish-Israeli recognition of palestinian pain and suffering. Journal of Conflict Resolution.