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2016-Present: Senior Lecturer (tenured)– Bar-Ilan University – Psychology Department (Social/Organizational area).

Elena Stephan received her Ph.D. in social psychology from Tel-Aviv University, Israel in 2006. She then joined the School of Psychology, University of Southampton, England, as a post-doctoral research fellow. Since 2011, Elena is at the Department of Psychology, Bar-Ilan University: Director of the Social Cognition and Motivation Lab, Head of the Social and Organizational Area.


Amit, E., Rim, S.Y., Halbeisen, G., Cohen Priva, U., Stephan, E., & Trope, Y. (2019). Distance-dependent memory for pictures and words. Journal of Memory and Language,105, 119-130.

Sedikides, C., Wildschut, T. & Stephan, E. (2018). Nostalgia Shapes and Potentiates the Future. In J. P. Forgas & R. F. Baumeister (Eds.) The Social Psychology of Living Well. New York: Routledge.

Stephan, E., Shidlovski, D. & Sedikides, C. (2018). Self-Prospection and Energization: The Joint Influence of Time Distance and Consideration of Future Consequences. Self and Identity, 17(1), 22-36

Stephan, E., Faust, M., & Borodkin, K. (2018). The role of Psychological Distancing in Appreciation of Art: Can Native versus Foreign Language Context Affect Responses to Abstract and Representational Paintings? Acta Psychologica, 186, 71-80

Stephan, E. (2017). The Influence of a Foreign versus Native Language on Creativity. Creativity Research Journal, 4, 426-432

Stephan, E., Shidlovski, D. & Heller, D. (2017). Distant Determination and Near Determinism: The Role of Temporal Distance in Prospective Attributions to Will. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 68, 113-121

Stephan, E., Sedikides, C., Wildschut, Cheung, W.Y., Routledge, C., & Arndt, J. (2015) Nostalgia-Evoked Inspiration: Mediating Mechanisms and Motivational Implications. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41(10), 1395-1410.


Stephan, E. Sedikides, C. & Heller, D., Shidlovski, D. (2015). My Fair Future Self: The Role of Temporal Distance and Self-enhancement in Prediction. Social Cognition, 33 (2), 149-168.

Stephan, E., Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., Zhou, X., He, W., Routledge, C, Cheung, W., & Vingerhoets, A.(2014). The Mnemonic Mover: Nostalgia Regulates Avoidance and Approach Motivation. Emotion, 14(3), 545-561.

Cross-cultural research:

Hepper, E. G., Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., Ritchie, T., Yung, Y.-F., Hansen, N., Abakoumkin, G., Arikan, G., Cisek, S., Demassosso, B. D., Gebauer, J., Gerber, J. P., Gonzales, R., Kusumi, T., Misra, G., Rusu, M., Ryan, O., Stephan, E., Vingerhoets, A., & Zhou, X. (2014). Pancultural nostalgia: Prototypical conceptions across cultures. Emotion, 14(4), 733-747.

Stephan, E., Sedikides, C., & Wildschut, T. (2012) Mental travel into the past: differentiating recollections of nostalgic, ordinary, and positive events. [in special issue: Mental time travel: social psychological perspectives on a fundamental human capacity] European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, (3), 290-298.

Heller, D., Stephan, E., Kifer, Y., & Sedikides., C. (2011). What Will I Be? The Role of Temporal Perspective in Predictions of Affect, Traits, and Self-Narratives. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47 (3), 610 - 615.

Stephan, E., Liberman, N., & Trope, Y. (2011). The Effects of Time Perspective and Level of Construal on Social Distance. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47 (2), 397-402.

Stephan, E., Liberman, N., Trope, Y. (2010). Politeness and Psychological Distance: A Construal Level Perspective. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98 (2), 268-280.

Liberman, N., Trope, Y., & Stephan, E. (2007). Psychological Distance. In E. T. Higgins and A. Kruglanski (Eds.) Social psychology: Handbook of basic principles (Vol. 2). New York: Guilford Press.

Kluger A. N., Stephan, E., Ganzach Y., & Hershkovitz , M. (2004). The Effect of Regulatory Focus on the Shape of Probability-Weighting Function: Evidence from a Cross- Modality Matching Method. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 95, 20-39.

Number Name Year Hours
6091201 Social Psychology - MA 2013-19 Wednesday 12-14
6049501 Psychological Distance Aspects in Interpersonal Relations - BA 2011-19 Wednesday 10-12
6075701 Social Cognition: Understanding the Self and Others - MA, PhD 2011-12  
6091301 Advanced Research in Social Psychology - MA 2011-19 Tuesday 12-14
6057801 Social Cognition and Interpersonal Processes - BA 2013-14  
6092101 Social  & Organizational Psychology seminar - MA 2011-19 Wednesday 14-16
6097801 Language, Cognition and Interpersonal Communication - MA, PhD 2012-14  
6020901 Introduction to Social Psychology - BA 2011-13  
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2013-2017 מענק הקרן הלאומית למדע

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תאריך עדכון אחרון : 26/07/2020