Prof. Halabi Samer
Fields of Research
School of Behavioral Sciences

Intergroup relations, intergroup helping, power relations, and reconciliation processes.

Short Bio

Samer Halabi received his PhD from Haifa University. He joined the department of behavioral sciences at Tel-Aviv-Yaffo Academic College after completing his post-doctoral studies at University of Connecticut. Additionally, he is a research affiliate in CHIP in the university of Connecticut and in Yale university. His research focuses on intergroup helping processes. In particular, building on intergroup relations theories, he investigates the consequences of receiving, seeking and giving help for members of low and high status groups. His more recent research examines reconciliation processes, exploring the effects of trust, willingness to reconcile and apology on intergroup helping processes.

Selected Publications

Nadler, A. & Halabi, S. (2006) .Inter-group Helping and Status: Effects of status stability in-group identification and type of help on receptivity to help from high status group. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, 97-110.

Halabi, S., Dovidio, J. F. & Nadler, A. (2008). When and how do high status group members offer help: Effects of social dominance orientation and status threat. Political Psychology, 29(6), 841-858.

Noor, M., Shnabel, N., Halabi, S. & Nadler, A. (2012). When suffering begets suffering: The psychology of competitive victimhood between adversarial groups in violent conflicts. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 16(4), 351-374.

Halabi, S., Nadler, A. & Dovidio, J. F. (2013). Positive Responses to Intergroup

Assistance: The Roles of Apology and Trust. Group Processes and Intergroup

Relations, 16(4), 395-411.

Halabi, S., Dovidio, J.F., & Nadler, A. (2019). When Intergroup Apology is Not Enough: Seeking Help and Reactions to Receiving Help among Members of Low Status Groups. European Journal of Social Psychology.

Huseyin, C., Halabi, S., Cazan, A. & Eller, A. )2019).Intergroup Contact and Endorsement of Social Change Motivations: The Mediating Role of Intergroup Trust, Perspective-Taking, and Intergroup Anxiety among Three Advantaged Groups in northern Cyprus, Romania, Israel. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.

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