Academic staff

Prof. Ariel Knafo

Phone:  972-2-5883426
Fax:  972-2-5881466

Office: Social sciences building, 3501

Lab: Social sciences building, 2529, Tel. 972-2-5883798

Research: Development of pro-social behavior and empathy in the context of genetics and the family environment, the interaction between parenting and temperament, and the development of values in the contexts of culture and the family

Teaching: Social Psychology; Personality: Development, change, nature & nurture; Values in adolescence; The development of prosocial behavior, empathy and altruism; Field work: Social development; Research seminar: Social development B; Advanced studies in social development & developmental psychology

General

כנפו אריאל, פרופ'

Ariel Knafo is associate professor of social-developmental psychology at the department of psychology. His research focuses on the development of pro-social behavior and empathy in the context of genetics and the family environment, the interaction between parenting and temperament, and the development of values in the contexts of culture and the family. His current projects focus on gene-environment correlations and interactions in social development.

 
Representative work:
 
Knafo, A., Zahn-Waxler, C., Van Hulle, C., Robinson, J., & Rhee, S. H. (2008). The developmental origins of a disposition towards empathy: Genetic and environmental contributions. Emotion, 8, 737-752.
 
Knafo, A., Israel, S., & Ebstein, R. P. (2011). Heritability of children's prosocial behavior and differential susceptibility to parenting by variation in the dopamine receptor D4 gene. Development and Psychopathology, 23, 53–67.