University of Toronto, Canada, B.A., 1966

University of California, Los Angeles, M.A., 1967

University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D., 1968


President, Israel Society for Social Psychological Research, 1983-1985.

Core Member, International Study Group on "Historical Change in Social Psychology" (with Carl Graumann, Leon

    Festinger, Serge Moscovici, and Robert Farr). Bad Homburg, Werner Reimers Stiftung, Germany, 1981-1987

Executive Committee, Society for Experimental Social Psychology, 1988-1991

Chair, Committee for SESP Distinguished Scientist Award, 1990-1991

Member, NSF Advisory Review Panel fNr Social Psychology, 1990-1993

NSF Super Panel on Infrastructure, April 2000

NIH Panel on Social Neuroscience, March 2002

Member, National Academy of Science: Social and Behavioral Science Panel on Counter-terrorism, 2001-2002.

NIMH RHB4 Grant Review Panel for Social Behavior, 2003-2007

Member, Board of Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences, The National Academy of Science, 2006-present.

Professional Functions

University Lecture: “The Psychology of Terrorism.” London School of Economics, October 27, 2011.

Keynote address: “The Role of Goals in Human Behavior.” Annual Meeting of the German Association of Social

    Psychology. Hamburg, Germany, September 18, 2011.

Keynote address: “Features of Multifinality.” Annual Meeting of the Polish Association of Social Psychology,

    Lublin, Poland, September 15, 2009.

Invited address: “Features of Multifinality”. Society for the Study of Motivation. Chicago, Illinois, May 22, 2009.

Recipient, The Revesz Chair, University of Amsterdam, Fall 2008.

Recipient, 2007 University of Maryland System Regents’ Faculty Award for Research/Scholarship/Creative    


Honoree, Aaron Wildawsky Forum for Public Policy. University of California, Berkeley. 2008.

Keynote Address: “What motivates a suicide terrorist?”. German Association for Social Psychology. Freiburg,

    Germany, September 2007.

Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, Society for Experimental Social Psychology, 2007.

Keynote Address: “The Psychology of Counter-Terrorism”. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Psychological

    Association, Ottawa, June 7-9, 2007.

Invited Address: “The Psychology of Closed Mindedness” XXIX International Congress of Psychology. Berlin July

    20-25, 2008.

Keynote Address: “Terrorism Between Syndrome and Tool”. Bi-annual Meeting of the Kurt Lewin Institute,

    Woudshoten, Holland., June 9, 2006.

Keynote Address: “The Psychology of Terrorism” Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social

    Psychology. Palm Springs, California. January, 2006.

Greenwald Distinguished Speaker in Social Psychology, Ohio State University, May 2006.

Invited address: “The Parametric Unimodel as a Theory of Social Judgment.” Annual Meeting of the Midwestern

    Psychological Association.  May 2006, Chicago, IL.

Fellow, American Psychological Association.

Fellow, American Psychological Society.

Fellow, Society for General Psychology (APA Division 1).

Fellow, Society for Personality and Social Psychology (Division 8 of APA).

D. O. Hebb Lecture. McGill University. October, 2005.

Invited address: “Terrorism: The Psychology of a Tool”. Annual Meeting of the American Psychological

    Association. Washington, DC., August 2005.

Invited address: "Political Conservatism as Motivated  Social Cognition." Annual Meeting of the American

    Psychological Society. May, 2005. Los Angeles, CA.

Keynote address: "The New Goal Psychology: This Ain't Your Grandpa's 'Motivation'".  Social Cognition

    preconference at Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, January 2005, New


Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland (named May 2003).

Keynote address: “Motivated Closed Mindedness and the Emergence of Group Centrism”. British Psychological

    Society, Bournemouth, March 2003.

Invited speaker. Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. “Theories as Bridges”. Los

    Angeles, California. February, 2003.

Recipient, Humboldt Forschungspreis, (lifetime achievement award), 2003.

Distinguished Faculty Research Fellowship Award, University of Maryland, 2002.

Among ‘top 25 most cited social/personality psychologists' (Personality and Social Psychology Review, 2001).

Keynote address. 3-eme Congres International de Psychologie Sociale en Langue Francaise. "Une theorie de

    systems de buts". Valencia, Spain. September, 2000.

Invited address, The Donald T. Campbell Lecture, February, 2000, Nashville, TN.

Recipient, The Donald T. Campbell Award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution to Social Psychology, Society

    for Personality and Social Psychology, 1999.

Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA, 1998-1999.

Invited address (Distinguished Speaker Series): "Persuasion by a single route: The cue is the message."Eastern

    Psychological Association, April 1997, Washington, D.C.

Invited address: "Cognitive and Motivational Underpinnings of Knowledge Acquisition." East-West meeting of the

    European Association of Experimental Social Psychology, April 1995, Prague, Czech Republic.

Invited address: "The Closing of the Mind: Its Cognitive and Social Consequences." Western Psychological

    Association, April 1995, Los Angeles, CA.

Invited address: "Motivated Social Cognition: Effects of the Need for Closure." American Psychological Society.

    June 11 1993, Chicago, IL.

Invited address: "The Motivation/Cognition Interface in Social-Cognitive Psychology: A drama in four acts."Jos

    Jaspars Memorial Lecture. December 17, 1993, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Invited address: "Motivation and Social Cognition: Enemies or a love story." Division 8. American Psychological

    Association. August 1991, San Francisco.

Invited address: "Comparing lay and scientific epistemologies." European Association of Social Psychology. May

    1984, Tilburg - The Netherlands.

Included in R. Corsini's Wiley Encyclopedia of Psychology.