Academic staff

Prof. Ariel Knafo

Edited book

Oakley, B., Knafo, A., Madhavan, G., & Wilson, D. S. (Eds.) (2011). Pathological Altruism, Oxford University Press.

Edited special issue

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
Knafo, A., & Spinath, F. M. (in press). Genetic and environmental influences on girls' and boys' gender-typed and gender-neutral values, Developmental Psychology.
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.
Daniel, E., Schiefer, D.,. Möllering, A, Benish-Weisman, M., Boehnke, K., & Knafo, A. (in press). Value differentiation in adolescence: The role of age and cultural complexity. Child Development.
Barni, D., & Knafo, A., (in press). Value systems of fathers, mothers and adolescents: Do parents and their children construe basic values in the same way? Survey Research Methods.
Fortuna, K., Goldner, I., & Knafo, A. (in press). Twin relationships: A comparison across monozygotic twins, dizygotic twins and nontwin siblings in early childhood. Family Science.
Fortuna, K., van IJzendoorn, M. H., Mankuta, D., Kaitz, M., Avinun, R., Ebstein, R. P., & Knafo, A. (in press). Differential genetic susceptibility to child risk at birth in predicting observed maternal behavior. PLoS one.
Knafo, A., Schwartz, S. H., & Levine, R. V. (2009). Helping strangers is lower in embedded cultures. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 40, 875-879.
Knafo, A., Zahn-Waxler, C., Davidov, M., Van Hulle, C., & Robinson, J., & Rhee, S. H. (2009). Empathy in early childhood: Genetic, environmental and affective contributions. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1167, 103–114.
Ebstein, R.P., Israel, S., Chew, S. H., Zhong, S., & Knafo, A. (2010). Genetics of human social behavior. Neuron, 65, 831-844.
Israel, S., Lerer, E., Shalev, I., Uzefovsky, F., Riebold, M., Laiba, E., Bachner-Melman, R., Maril, A., Bornstein, G., Knafo, A., & Ebstein, R. P. (2009). The oxytocin receptor (OXTR) contributes to prosocial fund allocations in two economic decision tasks, the Dictator Game and Social Value Orientations. PLOS one.
Nir, L., & Knafo, A. (2009). Reason within passion: Values as motivational anchors of Israeli Opinion on the 2006 Lebanon war and ceasefire. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1167, 146–157.
Knafo, A., Zahn-Waxler, C., Van Hulle, C., Robinson, J., & Rhee, S. H. (2008). The developmental origins of a disposition toward empathy: Genetic and environmental contributions. Emotion, 8, 737-752.
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.
Mankuta, D., Goldner, , I., & Knafo, A. (2010). Inter-twin birth weight differences and conduct problems in early childhood. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 164, 457-461.
Kavé, G., Knafo, A., & Gilboa, A. (2010). The rise and fall of word retrieval across the lifespan . Psychology and Aging, 25, 719-724.
Knafo, A., Israel, S., Darvasi, A., Bachner-Melman, R., Uzefovsky, F., Cohen, L., Feldman, E., Lerer, E., Laiba, E., Raz, Y., Nemanov, L., Gritsenko, I., Dina, C., Agam, G., Dean, B., Bornstein, G., & Ebstein, R.P. (2008). Individual differences in allocation of funds in the Dictator Game and posmortem hippocampal mRNA levels are correlated with length of the arginine vasopressin 1a receptor (AVPR1a) RS3 promoter-region repeat. Genes, Brain and Behavior, 7, 266-275.
Israel, S., Lerer, E., Shalev, I., Uzefovsky, F., Reibold, M., Bachner-Melman, R., Granot, R., Bornstein, G., Knafo, A., Yirmiya, N., & Ebstein, R.P. (2008). Molecular genetic studies of the arginine vasopressin 1a receptor (AVPR1a) and the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) in human behavior: From autism to altruism with some notes in between. Progress in Brain Research, 170, 435-449.
Knafo, A., & Galansky, N. (2008). The influence of children on their parents' values. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2, 1143–1161.
Knafo, A., Daniel, E. & Khoury-Kassabri, M. (2008).Values as protective factors against violent behavior in Jewish and Arab high schools in Israel, Child Development, 79, 652 – 667.
Knafo, A., & Assor, A. (2007). Motivation for agreement with parental values: Desirable when autonomous, problematic when controlled. Motivation and Emotion, 31, 232-245.
Knafo, A., & Plomin, R. (2006). Parental discipline and affection, and children's prosocial behavior: Genetic and environmental links. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, 147-164.
Knafo, A., & Sagiv, L. (2004). Values and Work Environment: Mapping 32 Occupations. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 19, 255-273.
Knafo, A., & Schwartz, S. H. (2004). Identity status and parent-child value congruence in adolescence. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 22, 439-458.
Knafo, A., & Schwartz, S. H. (2003). Parenting and adolescents' accuracy in perceiving parental values. Child Development, 73, 595-611.
Knafo, A., Iervolino, A., & Plomin, R. (2005). Masculine girls and feminine boys: Genetic and environmental contributions to atypical gender development in early childhood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 400-412.
Knafo, A. (2003). Authoritarians, the next generation: Values and bullying among adolescent children of authoritarian fathers. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 3, 199-204.
Knafo, A., & Schwartz, S. H. (2001). Value socialization in families of Israeli-born and Soviet-born adolescents in Israel. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 32 (2), 213-228.
Roccas, S., Sagiv, L., Schwartz, S. H., & Knafo, A. (2002). The Big Five personality factors and personal values. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 28, 789-801.
Knafo, A., & Glick, T. (2000). Genesis dreams: Using a private, psychological event as a cultural, political declaration. Dreaming, 10, 19-30.
Invited Papers (Non-English)
Ben-Shalom, U., Dubrovsky, I., Knafo, A., & Etgar, S. (2006). Soldiers during the disengagement: Stress, coping and meaning from a positive psychology perspective. Military Psychology, 5, 197-241 (Hebrew).
Daniel, E., & Knafo, A. (2011). Values and attitudes towards law abiding. Law and Business (Hebrew).
Knafo, A., & Israel, S., (in press). Genes, Parenting, and the Parent-Child Relationship. Systeemtheoretisch Bulletin. (Dutch).
Book Chapters and Reports
Knafo, A. (forthcoming). Kindness: A Neglected Temperamental Dimension of Empathy and Prosociality? In M. Zentner, & R. Shiner, (Eds.). The Handbook of Temperament: Theory and Research. New York: Guilford Press.
Knafo, A., & Uzefovsky, F. (forthcoming). Variation in empathy: The interplay of genetic and environmental factors. In: M. Legerstee, D. W. Haley, & M. H. Bornstein (Eds.). The developing Infant Mind: Integrating Biology and Experience. Guilford Press.
Knafo, A., & Israel, S. (2009). Genetic and Environmental Influences on Prosocial Behavior. In: M. Mikulincer & P. R. Shaver (Eds.), Prosocial Motives, Emotions, and Behavior: The Better Angels of Our Nature, pp. 149-167. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association (APA) Publications.
Knafo, A., Weiner, M. & Dubrovsky, I. (2009). Prosocial behavior. In E. Anderman, (Ed.). Psychology of Classroom Learning: An Encyclopedia. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA.
Knafo, A. (in press). Gene-environment Correlation Applied to Parenting: Maternal Warmth and Intrusiveness. In E. Kourkoutas & F. Erkman (Eds.). Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection: Social, Emotional, and Educational Contexts. Boca Raton, FL: Brown Walker Press
Oakley, B., Knafo, A., & McGrath, M. (2011). Pathological Altruism – An Introduction. In B. Oakley, A. Knafo, G. Madhavan, & D. S. Wilson (Eds.), Pathological Altruism (pp. 3-8), Oxford University Press.
Möllering, A., Schiefer, D., Knafo, A., & Boehnke, K. (forthcoming). Acculturation strategies and well-being among migrant and minority adolescents: A cross-national and cross-ethnic comparison. In R. Silbereisen (Ed.). Living Together Apart – Migrants in Israel and Germany.
Daniel, E., Benish Weisman, M., Boehnke, K., & Knafo, A. (forthcoming). Personal and culture-dependent values as part of minority adolescent identity. In R. Silbereisen (Ed.). Living Together Apart – Migrants in Israel and Germany.
Knafo, A., & Schwartz, S. H. (2008). Accounting for parent-child value congruence: Theoretical considerations and empirical evidence. In: U. Schönpflug (Ed.), Cultural transmission: Developmental, psychological, social, and methodological perspectives (pp. 240-268), Cambridge University Press.
Knafo, A., Assor, A., Schwartz, S. H., & David, L. (2008). Culture, migration, and family value socialization: A theoretical model and empirical investigation with Russian-speaking youth in Israel. In: U. Schönpflug (Ed.), Cultural transmission: Developmental, psychological, social, and methodological perspectives (pp. 269-296), Cambridge University Press.
Knafo, A., & Schwartz, S. H. (2004). Value transmission in the family: Effects of family background and implications for educational achievement. Jerusalem: NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education (Hebrew).
Knafo, A., & Schwartz, S. H. (2003). Culture-appropriate parenting and value transmission in families of Israeli-born and Soviet-born adolescents in Israel. In T. Horowitz, B. Kotik-Friedgut, & S. Hoffman (Eds.), From pacesetters to dropouts: Post-Soviet youthrf2 in comparative perspective, (pp. 69-88), New York: The Rowan and Littlefield Publishers.
Knafo, A. (2002). Les implications socioculturelles de la revue bilingue "Brit” chez les Juifs francophones originaires du Maroc (The socio-cultural implications of "Brit”, a bilingual periodical of Francophone Morrocan Jews in Israel). In: D. Mendelson (Ed.): La Culture Francophone en Israel, vol. 2 (pp. 261-281). Paris: Edition L'Harmattan.
Solomon, S., & Knafo, A. (2007). Value similarity in adolescent friendships. In T. C. Rhoades (Ed.). Focus on Adolescent Behavior Research (pp. 133-155). New York: Nova Science Publishers.