Smadar Cohen

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

Print Overview
Smadar Cohen's primary program of research examines the role of hope within the context of intergroup relations, and particularly intractable conflicts. Along these lines, she developed new techniques for inducing feelings of hope, and demonstrated that increased hope leads to greater support for conciliatory policies and general attitudes toward peace. Another line of research which she is involved in examines issues related to collective action and civic engagement.
Print Vita
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
Teaching Assistant, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, 2010-2012

Print Research
Cohen, 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, 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.
Halperin, E., Smadar Cohen and A. Goldenberg. 2014. Indirect emotion regulation in intractable conflicts: A new approach to conflict resolution. European Review of Social Psychology.
Cohen, 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
Rosler, N., E. Halperin and Smadar Cohen. 2014. The distinctive effects of empathy and hope in intractable conflicts.
Cohen, 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, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, 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.