Senior Lecturer


Dr. Maayan Katzir is a social-organizational psychologist. Her research examines emotions and self-regulation  how people distribute effort in the course of goal pursuit; how consideration of their future emotions motivates actions; and how people regulate emotions to achieve better outcomes. In recent years, Dr. Katzir has focused her efforts on understanding behavior in social interactions, with a specific interest in people’s automatic behavioral tendencies (e.g., to either trust or mistrust) and their social preferences (e.g., fairness and trust). Dr. Katzir also studies emotions in social interactions, and specifically social consequences of failing to express appropriate disgust as well as social consequences related to the essentializing nature of this emotion.

·       Senior Lecturer at the Interdisciplinary Program in Conflict Resolution, Management and Negotiation, 2020 –  .

·       Post-doc, Dept. of Psychology, Social Cognition Center, Cologne University, 2016 – 2018.

·       Post-doc, Dept. of Psychology, Tel-Aviv University, 2015; 2018.

·       PhD, Psychology, 2015, Dept. of Psychology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Advisors: Prof. Tal Eyal and Prof. Nachshon Meiran.

·       M.A, Social-Organizational Psychology (Magna Cum Laude), 2009, Dept. of Psychology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Advisors: Prof. Tal Eyal and Prof. Nachshon Meiran.

·       B.A, Behavioral Sciences (Magna Cum Laude), 2007, Dept. of Psychology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.



Katzir, M., Emanuel, A., & Liberman, N. (2020). Cognitive performance is enhanced if one knows when the task would end. Cognition, 197. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2020.104189                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Rom, S. C., Katzir, M., Diel, K., & Hofmann, W. (2020). On trading off labor and leisure: A process model of perceived opportunity costs. Motivation Science, 6(3), 235–246. doi: https://doi.org/10.1037/mot0000148                                                                                                                        

Katzir, M., Hoffmann, M., & Liberman, N. (2020). Consequences of agreement versus disagreement on physical disgust: How do people perceive the cleanliness and morality of someone who expresses inappropriate disgust. European Journal of Social Psychology, 50, 422-437. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2631                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Katzir, M., Hoffmann, M., & Liberman, N. (2019). Disgust as an essentialist emotion that signals non-violent out-grouping with potentially low social costs. Emotion, 19, 841-862. doi: 10.1037/emo0000480                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Katzir, M., Ori, B., & Meiran, N. (2018). “Optimal suppression” as a solution to the paradoxical cost of multitasking: examination of suppression specificity in task switching. Psychological Research, 82, 24-39. doi: 10.1007/s00426-017-0930-2                                                                                                                                                                                     

Gilead M.*, Katzir, M.*, Eyal T., & Liberman N. (2016). Neural correlates of self-conscious vs. basic emotions. Neuropsychologia, 81, 207-218. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.12.009                                                                                                                                     

*Shared First Authorship

Katzir, M., Ori, B., Eyal, T., & Meiran, N. (2015). Go with the flow: How the consideration of joy versus pride influences automaticity. Acta Psychologica, 155, 57-66. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2014.12.003                                                                                                                                                           

Katzir, M., Ori, B., Hsieh, S., & Meiran, N. (2015). Competitor rule priming: Evidence for priming of task-rules in task switching. Psychological Research, 79, 446-462. doi: 10.1007/s00426-014-0583-3                                                                                                                                             

Katzir, M., & Eyal, T. (2013). When stepping outside the self is not enough: A self-distanced perspective reduces the experience of basic but not of self-conscious emotions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 1089-1092. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2013.07.006                                                                                                                                   

Katzir, M., Eyal, T., Meiran, N., & Kessler, Y. (2010). Imagined positive emotions and inhibitory control: The differentiated effect of pride versus happiness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 36, 1314-1320.  doi: 10.1037/a0020120                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             



 Self-regulation and emotion regulation in conflict and negotiation

Psychological approaches to negotiation and conflict resolution

Research Methods 


emotion, self-regulation, social preferences

emotion, self-regulation, social preferences