2020 / In Press 02

Cohen-Chen, S., Lang, O., Ran, S., & Halperin, E. (in press). The prevalence of despair in intractable conflicts: Direct messages of hope and despair affect Leftists, but not Rightists. Journal of Applied Social Psychology


Cohen-Chen, S., Pliskin, R., & Goldenberg, A. (in press). Feel good or do good? A valence / function framework for understanding emotions. Current Directions in Psychological Science

Cohen-Chen, S. (in press). The role of hope in social change processes. Routledge Encyclopedia of Psychology in the Real World


Cohen-Chen, S., Van Kleef, G. A., Crisp, R. J., & Halperin, E. (2019). Dealing in hope: Does observing hope expressions increase conciliatory attitudes in intergroup conflict? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 83, 102-111.


Van Zomeren, M. Pauls, I. L., & Cohen-Chen, S. (2019). Is hope good for collective action in the context of climate change? Differentiating hope's emotion- and problem-focused coping functions. Global Environmental Change, 58, 101915 



Cohen-Chen, S. & Van Zomeren, M. (2018). Yes we can? Group efficacy beliefs predict collective action, but only when hope is high. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 77, 50-59. 

Goldenberg, A., Cohen-Chen, S., Goyer, J. P., Dweck, C. S., Gross, J. J., & Halperin, E. (2018). Testing the impact and durability of group malleability intervention in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Proceedings of National Academy of Science


Solak, N., Reifen, M., Cohen-Chen, S., Saguy, T., & Halperin, E. (2017). Disappointment expression evokes collective action: The moderating role of legitimacy appraisal and the mediating role of collective guilt after wartime.Cognition and Emotion, 31, 1112-1126. 


Cohen-Chen, S., Crisp, R. J., & Halperin, E. (2017). A new appraisal-based framework underlying hope in conflict resolution. Emotion Review, 9, 208-214.  

Cohen-Chen, S., Crisp, R J., & Halperin, E. (2017). Hope comes in many forms: Outgroup expressions of hope override low support and promote reconciliation in conflicts. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8, 153-161. Link

Rosler, N., Cohen-Chen, S., & Halperin, E. (2017). The distinctive effects of empathy and hope in intractable conflicts. Journal of Conflict Resolution. Link



Shuman, E., Cohen-Chen, S., Hirsch-Hoefler, S., & Halperin, E. (2016). Explaining normative versus non-normative action: The role of implicit theories. Political Psychology, 27, 835-852. Link




Kudish, S., Cohen-Chen, S., & Halperin, E. (2015). Increasing support for concession-making in intractable conflicts: The role of conflict uniqueness. Peace and conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 21, 248-263. Link

Cohen-Chen, S., van Zomeren, M., & Halperin, E. (2015). Hope(lessness) and (in)action in intractable intergroup conflict. In E. Halperin, & K. Sharvit (Eds.), The Social Psychology of Intractable Conflicts - Celebrating the Legacy of Daniel Bar-Tal. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Wohl, M. J. A., Cohen-Chen, S., Halperin, E., Caouette, J., Hayes, N., & Hornsey, M. J. (2015). Belief in the malleability of groups strengthens the collective apology-forgiveness link. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 714-725. Link

Cohen-Chen, S., Crisp, R. J., & Halperin, E. (2015). Belief in a changing world induces hope and promotes peace in intractable conflicts. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 498-512. Link





Halperin, E., Cohen-Chen, S., & Goldenberg, A. (2014). Indirect emotion regulation in intractable conflicts: A new approach to conflict resolution. European Review of Social Psychology, 25, 1-31. Link

Cohen-Chen, S., Halperin, E., Porat, R., & Bar-Tal, D. (2014). The differential effects of hope and fear on information processing in intractable conflict. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 2, 11-30. Link

Cohen-Chen, S., Halperin, E., Saguy, T., & Van Zomeren, M. (2014).  Beliefs about the malleability of immoral groups facilitate collective action. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 203- 210. Link

Cohen-Chen, S., Halperin, E., Crisp, R.J., & Gross, J.J. (2014). Hope in the Middle East: Malleability beliefs, hope, and the willingness to compromise for peace. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 67-75. Link

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