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Ruthie Pliskin

Assistant professor

Dr. R. Pliskin
+31 71 527 6762

Short CV

Ruthie Pliskin obtained her PhD in social psychology from Tel Aviv University and the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, where she examined the interrelations of ideology and emotions in intergroup conflict under the supervision of Eran Halperin, Daniel Bar-Tal, and Gal Sheppes. She then worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at New York University, in John Jost’s lab, examining ideological differences in emotion regulation in various contexts. Since 2017, she currently works at Leiden University as Assistant Professor  of Social and Organizational Psychology.

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Ruthie's central areas of interest are intergroup relations, emotions and their regulation, and political psychology, with a focus on ideology and moralization. Her current research focuses on ideological differences in emotions and emotion regulation processes in interpersonal and intergroup relations. Additionally, Ruthie’s research examines the psychology of intergroup hostility and conflict, focusing on how group members assert and rationalize a sense of superiority over other groups. She is also interested in social change and collective action, as well as in psychological approaches to overcoming barriers to intergroup conflict resolution.


  • Social Psychology (UCL) 
  • Intergroup Relations 
  • Emotions and (Ir)Rationality in Consumer Behaviour 
  • Social Psychology in Organisations 
  • Bachelor Project - International 


  • 2016-2017 - TAU President’s Post-Doctoral Scholarship for Excelling Female Graduates
  • 2016 - The Mind & Life Institute’s 1440 Grant for the investigation of social and relational outcomes of contemplative practice
  • 2015 - Prof. Rahamimoff Travel Grant for Young Scientists of the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF)
  • 2015 - The David and Paulina Trotsky Fund Excellence Scholarship for PhD students
  • 2015 - TAU Social Sciences Faculty Excellence Scholarship for PhD students
  • 2014 - TAU Scholarship for a Short Research Stay at the University of Groningen


  • International Society for Political Psychology (ISPP) – member of the Governing Council 
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) 
  • International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE) 
  • Associatie van Sociaal Psychologische Onderzoekers (ASPO) 
  • Kurt Lewin Institute (KLI)

Relevant links

Assistant professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Soc., Econom. en Organisat Psych.

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2A28



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