Arie Nadler, Ph.D.

Life & Work

Arie Nadler is also a Member of the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board, and the HumanDHS Research Team.

Arie was born in Munich in 1947. He is Professor of Social Psychology at the Tel-Aviv University. From 1984 to 1988 he served as the Head of the Department of Psychology and, from 1993 to 1998, as the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Tel Aviv University. He was the Head of the Academic Committee of the Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research at Tel Aviv University since its foundation in 1992 until 2002. He has also founded, and was the first Head, of the Institute for Diplomacy and Regional Cooperation at Tel Aviv University (1999-2002), which was established jointly by the Peres Centre for Peace and Tel Aviv University.

Since 2000, Professor Arie Nadler holds the Argentina Chair for Research on Social Psychology of Conflict and Cooperation (donated by the Argentinean Friends of Tel Aviv University). He has written extensively in scholarly international journals of social psychology. His major areas of scientific interest focus on cooperation between individuals and groups, inter-group relations and social conflict, social identity and prejudice, as well as massive social traumas and their impact on individuals and collectives.


Publications & Articles

  Arie Nadler (April 2007, revised Version), together with Samer Halabi, and Gal Harpaz-Gorodeisky
Inter-Group Helping as Status Organizing Processes: Implications for Inter-Group Misunderstandings
In press in: Demoulin, S., Leyens, J.P. & Dovidio, J.F. (Eds.): Intergroup Misunderstandings: Impact of Divergent Social Realities. Washington, DC: Psychology Press.
  Arie Nadler (2006), together with Nurit Shnabel
Instrumental and Socio-Emotional Paths to Intergroup Reconciliation and the Need-Based Model of Socio-Emotional Reconciliation
To appear in: A. Nadler, T. Malloy & J.D. Fisher (eds.) Social Psychology of Intergroup Reconciliation. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Intergroup Reconciliation: Effects of Adversary’s Expressions of Empathy, Responsibility, and Recipients’ Trust
In Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2006, 32 (4, April), pp. 459-470.


Arie Nadler (2006), together with Samer Halabi
Intergroup Helping as Status Relations: Effects of Status Stability, Identification, and Type of Help on Receptivity to High-Status Group’s Help
In Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2006, 91 (1), pp. 97–110.


Arie Nadler (2004), together with Tamar Saguy
Reconciliation Between Nations: Overcoming Emotional Deterrents to Ending Conflicts Between Groups
In Langholtz, Harvey and Stout, Chris E. (Eds.), The Psychology of Diplomacy , New York, NY: Praeger.
Arie comments this chapter as follows: The empirical paper which Tamar wrote is reported (in part) in the chapter. It is an analysis of the pitfalls in reciprocal assistance in "joint Israeli-Palestinian projects". It basically asked the question: Which projects survived and continued despite the tensions of the Intifada, and which folded? It does say a lot about equality in giving and receiving assistance (the hallmark of true cooperation). Unfortunately, it was published in an Israeli journal (in Hebrew). But the chapter may still be relevant.


Going beyond guilt and revenge: The effects of admitting responsibility and expressing empathy for the enemy's suffering on inter-group reconciliation (2004)
Note prepared for the 2004 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, November 18-19, 2004.

  Arie Nadler (2002)
Inter-Group Helping Relations As Power Relations: Maintaining or Challenging Social Dominance Between Groups Through Helping.
In Journal of Social Issues, 58 (3, March), pp. 487-502.

Arie Nadler (2001)
From Tel Aviv to Ulcinj - Can we learn from each other about reconciliation and peace-building?
In Eurozine, 2001-07-04.