Organizational Behavior

The areas of research of the specialization in organizational behavior deal with issues that are crucially important to employees, managers and organizations, as well as to the formulation of public policy.

Our research areas include:

  • Creativity and innovation of individuals, organizations and industries
  • The power of hierarchy and inequality in organizations
  • Pressure and burnout amongst employees
  • Happiness and mental health at work
  • Globalization and the multi-cultural experience
  • International management
  • Corruption and immoral behavior
  • Cooperation and interpersonal interactions
  • Intelligence and personality
  • Screening and compensating employees


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Prof. Daniel Heller



Prof. Orly Yehezkel


Prof. Peter Bamberger

Head of the Organizational Behavior Department

Dr. Ilanit SimanTov-Nachlieli


Prof. Sharon Toker



Prof. Carmit Tadmor



Dr. Shoshi Chen



Dr. Ishak Saporta

Dr. Hilla Dotan

Dr. Ravit Cohen-Meitar

Dr. Liat Eldor

ד"ר חגי וולוובסקי

Dr. Hagay Volovsky







Kifer, Y., Heller, D., & Perunovic, W. Q. E., & Galinsky, A. (2013). The good life of the powerful: The experience of power enhances subjective well-being by increasing authenticity. Psychological Science, 24, 280-288.


Dobrow, S., & Heller, D.  (2015). Follow your heart or your head? A longitudinal study of the facilitating role of calling and ability in the pursuit of a challenging career. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100, 695-712.


Ford, B. Q., Dmitrieva, J. O., Heller, D., , & Mauss, I. B. (2015). Culture shapes whether the pursuit of happiness predicts higher or lower wellbeing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144, 1053-1062.


Will Maddux, Eliza Bivolaru, Andrew Hafenbrack, Carmit Tadmor, and Adam Galinsky (2014). Expanding opportunities by opening your mind: Multicultural engagement predicts job market success through longitudinal increases in integrative complexity. Social Psychological and Personality Science


Carmit Tadmor, Melody Chao, Ying-yi Hong, and Jeff Polzer (2013). Not just for stereotyping anymore: Racial essentialism reduces domain-general creativity. Psychological Science 


Carmit Tadmor, Ying-yi Hong, Melody Chao, Fon Wiruchnipawan, F., and Wei Wang (2012). Multicultural experiences reduce intergroup bias through epistemic unfreezing. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology


Toker Sharon, Biron Michal (2012). Job burnout and depression: Unraveling their temporal relationship and considering the role of physical activity, Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol 97(3), May 2012, 699-710


Kalish Yuval, Luria Gil, Toker Sharon & Westman Mina (2015). Till stress do us part: On the interplay between perceived stress and communication network dynamics. Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol 100(6), Nov 2015, 1737-1751. 


Biron Michal, De Reuver Renee, Toker Sharon (2016).  All employees are equal, but some are more equal than others: dominance, agreeableness, and status inconsistency among men and women. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, Vol 25(3), May 2016, 430-446.


 Ori Weisel, Shaul Shalvi (2015). The collaborative roots of corruption. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(34) (2015) 10651-10656.


Ori Weisel, Robert Böhm (2015). “Ingroup love” and “outgroup hate” in intergroup conflict between natural groups. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 60 (2015) 110-120


Ori Weisel, Ro’i Zultan (2016). Social motives in intergroup conflict: Group identity and perceived target of threat. European Economic Review


Sagiv, T. (2014) " Authenticity and creativity in the evolution of new dance genres". In Lampel, J., Honig, B., & Drori, I. (eds.) The Handbook of Research on Organizational Ingenuity and Creative Institutional Entrepreneurship. Edgar Elward Publishing

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