Smadar Cohen
Smadar Cohen-Chen

MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATIONS
Visiting Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations
Postdoctoral Fellow, Dispute Resolution Research Center

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Smadar Cohen-Chen is a visiting assistant professor and postdoctoral fellow in the Dispute Resolution Research Center, Kellogg School of Management. Her primary program of research examines the role of hope within the context of intergroup relations, and particularly in violent and intractable conflicts. Along these lines, she developed new techniques for inducing hope, and has demonstrated that increased hope leads to greater support for conciliatory policies and general attitudes toward peace. Another line of research examines issues related to collective action and civic engagement.  



Areas of Expertise
Dispute Resolution
Intergroup Behavior
Psychology
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Education
PhD, 2014 (expected), Social Psychology, University of Sheffield
MA, 2010, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Cum Laude
BA, 2009, Government, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Cum Laude

Academic Positions
Visiting Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Fellow, Dispute Resolution Research Center, Northwestern University, 2014-present
Lab Manager, Intergroup relations and prejudice lab, University of Sheffield, 2013-2014
Research Coordinator , Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, 2012-2013
Grant Writer , Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, 2012-2013

Grants and Awards
ISPP Roberta Sigel Junior Scholar Paper Award, 2014
"Belief in a changing world induces hope and promotes peace in intractable conflicts"
SPSP Graduate Student Travel Award

 
Print Research
Articles
Cohen-Chen, Smadar, M. van Zomeren and E. Halperin. Hope(lessness) and (in)action in intractable intergroup conflict. The Social Psychology of Intractable Conflicts - Celebrating the Legacy of Daniel Bar-Tal.
Halperin, E., Smadar Cohen-Chen and A. Goldenberg. 2014. Indirect emotion regulation in intractable conflicts: A new approach to conflict resolution. European Review of Social Psychology.
Cohen-Chen, Smadar, E. Halperin, R. Porat and D. Bar-Tal. 2014. The Differential Effects of Hope and Fear on Information Processing in Intractable Conflict. Journal of Social and Political Psychology.
Cohen-Chen, Smadar, E. Halperin, T. Saguy and M. Van Zomeren. Beliefs about the malleability of immoral groups facilitate collective action. Social Psychological and Personality Science.
Cohen-Chen, Smadar, E. Halperin, R. Crisp and J. J. Gross. 2014. Hope in the Middle East: Malleability beliefs, hope, and the willingness to compromise for peace. Hope in the Middle East: Malleability beliefs, hope, and the willingness to compromise for peace. 5: 67-75.
Working Papers
S., Kudish,, Smadar Cohen-Chen and E. Halperin. Increasing support for concession-making in intractable conflicts: The role of conflict uniqueness.
Rosler, N., E. Halperin and Smadar Cohen-Chen. 2014. The distinctive effects of empathy and hope in intractable conflicts.
Cohen-Chen, Smadar, R. Crisp and E. Halperin. Observing outgroup hope promotes peace and reconciliation in intractable conflicts .
Cohen-Chen, Smadar, R. Crisp and E. Halperin. 2014. Belief in a changing world induces hope and promotes peace in intractable conflicts.

 
Print Teaching
Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Cross-Cultural Negotiation (MORS-474-0)

This course counts toward the following majors: International Business and Management & Organizations.

Formerly INTL-474-0

This course focuses on negotiation in the global business setting. Students should take this course or MORS-470, but not both, because both courses cover the same basic concepts of negotiation. The course is different from MORS-470 in that it focuses on culture and negotiation strategy, culture and negotiators' interests, and culture and negotiation ethics. We also cover factors such as dispute resolution venue, currency and having government on the other side of the table, topics that are not usually dealt with in the MORS-470 course. The course is structured around a series of simulation exercises and debriefings. There is an attendance policy.