Academic staff

Prof. Ariel Knafo

Publications, Ariel Knafo


Edited book

  1. Oakley, B., Knafo, A., Madhavan, G., & Wilson, D. S. (Eds.) (2012). Pathological Altruism, Oxford University Press.

    Edited special issue/section

  2. Knafo, A. & Jaffee, S. (2013). Gene-environment correlations in developmental psychopathology. Development and Psychopathology, 25.

  3. Knafo, A. Roccas, S., & Sagiv, L. (2011). The value of values in cross cultural research: A special issue in honor of Shalom Schwartz. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 42, 178-185.

    Journal articles

  1. Uzefovsky, F., Shalev, I., Israel, S., Edelman, S., Raz, Y., Perach-Bloom, N., Mankuta, D., Shamay-Tsoory, S., Knafo, A., & Ebstein RP. (in press). The dopamine D4 receptor (DRD4) exon3 repeat shows a gender sensitive association solely with cognitive and not emotional empathy. Emotion.

  2. Abramson, L., Mankuta, D., Yagel, S., Gagne, J. R., & Knafo-Noam, A. (in press). Mothers' and fathers' prenatal agreement and differences regarding postnatal parenting. Parenting, Science and Practice

  3. Fortuna, K., Baor, B. Israel, S., Abadi, A.,  & Knafo, A.* (in press). Attachment to inanimate objects and early childcare: A twin study. Frontiers in Psychology - Personality and Social Psychology.

  4. Avinun, R., & Knafo, A.* (2013). Parenting as a reaction evoked by children's genotype: A meta-analysis of children-as-twins studies. Personality and Social Psychology Review.

  5. Schonherz, Y.,  Davidov, M., Knafo, A., Zilkha, H., Shoval, G., Zalsman, G., Frisch, A., Weizman, A., & Gothelf, G. (in press). Shyness discriminates between children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome and Williams syndrome and predicts emergence of psychosis in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

  6. Barni, D., Knafo, A., Ben-Arieh, A.,  & Haj-Yahia, M. M.  (in press). Parent-child value similarity across and within cultures. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

  7. Ben-Shalom, U., Goldner, I., & Knafo, A. (in press). The role of internal locus of control in coping with anticipatory and post-event stress among IDF soldiers. Military Behavioral Health.

  8. Daniel, E., Fortuna, K., Thrun, K. S., Cioban, S.,  & Knafo, A.* (2013). Brief report: Early adolescents' value development at war time. Journal of Adolescence, 36, 651–655.

  9. Kavé, G., Shalmon, M., & Knafo, A.* (2013). Environmental contributions to preschoolers' semantic fluency. Developmental Science, 16, 124–135

    *Corresponding author or principal investigator

  10. Avinun, R. & Knafo, A* (2013). The Longitudinal Israeli Study of Twins (LIST) – An integrative view of social development. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 16.

  11. Pener-Tessler, R., Avinun, R., Uzefovsky, F., Edelman, S., Ebstein, R.P., & Knafo, A.* (2013). Boys’ serotonin transporter (SLC6A4) 5-HTTLPR genotype affects maternal behavior through boys’ self-control: A case of evocative gene-environment correlation. Development and Psychopathology, 25.

  12. Daniel, E., Schiefer, D.,. & Knafo, A.* (2012). One and not the same: The consistency of values across contexts among majority and minority members in Israel and Germany. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

  13. Benish-Weisman, M., Levy, S., & Knafo, A.* (2013). Parents differentiate between their personal values and their socialization values: The role of adolescents' values. Journal of Research on Adolescence.

  14. Van Hulle, C., & Zahn-Waxler, C., Robinson, J., Rhee, S. H., Hastings, P., & Knafo, A., (2013). Autonomic correlates of children’s concern and disregard for others. Social Neuroscience.

  15. Niedenthal, P. M., Augustinova, M., Rychlowska, M., Droit-Volet, S., Zinner, L., Knafo, A., & Brauer, M. (2012). Negative relations between pacifier use and emotional competence. Basic and Applied Social Psychology.

  1. Davidov, M., Zahn-Waxler, C., Roth-Hanania, R., & Knafo, A. (2013). Concern for others in the first year of life: Theory, evidence, and future directions. Child Development Perspectives, 7, 126-131.

  2. Avinun, R.,  Ebstein, R.P.,  & Knafo, A.* (2012). Human maternal behavior is associated with arginine vasopressin receptor 1A (AVPR1A) gene. Biology Letters.

  3. Edelman, S., Shalev, I., Uzefovsky, F., Israel, S., Knafo, A., Kremer, I., Kaitz, M., Mankuta, D. & Ebstein, R.P., (2012). Epigenetic and genetic factors predict women's salivary cortisol following a threat to the social self. PLOS one.

  4. Daniel, E., Hoffman-Towfigh, N., & Knafo, A.* (2013). School values: A new typology of school value dimensions across three cultures, SAGE Open.

  5. Daniel, E., Schiefer, D.,. Möllering, A, Benish-Weisman, M., Boehnke, K., & Knafo, A.* (2012). Value differentiation in adolescence: The role of age and cultural complexity. Child Development, 83, 322–336.

  6. Knafo, A., & Spinath, F. M. (2011). Genetic and environmental influences on girls' and boys' gender-typed and gender-neutral values, Developmental Psychology, 47, 726-731.

  7. Knafo, A., Israel, S., & Ebstein, R. P. (2011). Heritability of children’s prosocial behavior and differential susceptibility to parenting by variation in the Dopamine D4 Receptor (DRD4) gene. Development and Psychopathology, 23, 53–67.

    *Corresponding author or principal investigator

  8. Knafo, A., & Schwartz, S. H. (2012). Relational identification with parents, parenting, and parent-child value similarity among adolescents. Family Science.

  9. Barni, D., & Knafo, A., (2012). Value systems of fathers, mothers and adolescents: Do parents and their children construe basic values in the same way? Survey Research Methods, 6.

  10. Hadjar, A., Boehnke, K., Knafo, A., Daniel, E., Musiol, A.L., Schiefer, D., & Möllering, A. (2012). Parent-child value similarity and subjective well-being in the context of migration: An exploration. Family Science.

  11. Knafo, A., Steinberg, T., & Goldner, I. (2011). Children's low affective perspective-taking ability is associated with low self-initiated prosociality, Emotion, 11, 194–198.

  12. Fortuna, K., van IJzendoorn, M. H., Mankuta, D., Kaitz, M., Avinun, R., Ebstein, R. P., & Knafo, A.* (2011). Differential genetic susceptibility to child risk at birth in predicting observed maternal behavior. PLoS one. [Article featured as top 2% in medical and life sciences, Faculty of 1000]

  13. Ebstein, R.P., Knafo, A. Mankuta, D., Chew, S. H., & Lai, P. S. (2012). The contributions of oxytocin and vasopressin pathway genes to human behavior. Hormones and Behavior, 61, 359–379.

  14. Rhee, S. H., Boeldt, D. L., Friedman, N. Corley, R. C., Hewitt, J. K., Young, S. E., Knafo, A., Robinson, J., Waldman, I. D., Van Hulle, C., & Zahn-Waxler, C., (2012). The role of language in concern and disregard for others in the first years of life. Developmental Psychology.

  15. Avinun, R., Israel, S., Shalev, I., Gritsenko, I., Bornstein, G., Ebstein, R.P., & Knafo, A* (2011). AVPR1A variant associated with preschoolers' lower altruistic behavior. PLoS one, 6.

  16. Rhee, S. H., Friedman, N. Boeldt, D. L., Corley, R. C., Hewitt, J. K., Knafo, A., Lahey, B. B., Robinson, J., Van Hulle, C., Waldman, I. D., Young, S. E., & Zahn-Waxler, C., (2013). Early concern and disregard for others as predictors of antisocial behavior. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 54, 157-166.

  17.  Uzefovsky, F., Shalev, I.,  Israel, S., Knafo, A., & Ebstein, R.P. (2011). Vasopressin selectively impairs emotion recognition in men. Psychoneuroendocrinology.

  18. Ebstein, R.P., Israel, S., Chew, S. H., Zhong, S., & Knafo, A. (2010). Genetics of human social behavior. Neuron, 65, 831-844.

  19. Fortuna, K., Goldner, I., & Knafo, A.* (2010). Twin relationships:  A comparison across monozygotic twins, dizygotic twins and nontwin siblings in early childhood. Family Science, 1, 205- 211.

  20. Kavé, G., Knafo, A., & Gilboa, A. (2010). The rise and fall of word retrieval across the lifespan . Psychology and Aging, 25, 719-724.

*Corresponding author or principal investigator

  1. Benish-Weisman, M., Steinberg, T., & Knafo, A.* (2010). Genetic and environmental links between children’s temperament and their problems with peers. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 47, 144-151.
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