skip to content
SoCCCo Alumna

Dr. Maayan Katzir

Research interests

Self-control: Progress & allocation • Emotions and Self-control • Cognitive control processes • Mechanisms in task switching • The shielding function of stereotypes • Regulation of self-conscious emotion • Interpersonal implications of disgust expressions


  • Katzir, M., Hoffmann, M., & Liberman, N. (in press). Disgust as an essentialist emotion that signals non-violent out-grouping with potentially low social costs. Emotion.
  • Katzir, M., Ori, B., & Meiran, N. (in press). "Optimal suppression" as a solution to the paradoxical cost of multitasking: Examination of suppression specificity in task switching. Psychological Research.
  • Gilead*, M., Katzir*, M., Eyal, T., & Liberman, N. (2016). Neural correlates of processing "self-conscious" vs. "basic" emotions. Neuropsychologia, 81, 207–218. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.12.009  * shared first authorship
  • Katzir, M., Ori, B., Eyal, T., & Meiran, N. (2015). Go with the flow: How the consideration of joy versus pride influences automaticity. Acta Psychologica, 155, 57–66. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2014.12.003
  • Katzir, M., Ori, B., Hsieh, S., & Meiran, N. (2014). Competitor rule priming: Evidence for priming of task rules in task switching. Psychological Research, 79, 446–462. doi:10.1007/s00426-014-0583-3
  • Katzir, M., & Eyal, T. (2013). When stepping outside the self is not enough: A self-distanced perspective reduces the experience of basic but not of self-conscious emotions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 1089–1092. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2013.07.006
  • Katzir, M., Eyal, T., Meiran, N., & Kessler, Y. (2010). Imagined positive emotions and inhibitory control: The differentiated effect of pride versus happiness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 36, 1314–1320. doi:10.1037/a0020120

To top of page

Academic distinctions

  • Junior Start-Up Grant The automaticity of trust (together with Ann-Christin Posten), awarded by C-SEB, University of Cologne, 2017-2018
  • Junior Start-Up Grant Dynamics of affect in self-regulation (together with Wilhelm Hofmann), awarded by C-SEB, University of Cologne, 2017
  • Junior Start-Up Grant The advantages and pitfalls of goal pursuit in envy versus admiration (together with Lisa Blatz (PI), Jens Lange, & Jan Crusius), awarded by C-SEB, University of Cologne, 2017
  • Junior Start-Up Grant The role of moral emotions in moral licensing (together with Alexandra Fleischmann), awarded by C-SEB, University of Cologne, 2016
  • Rector Scholarship: A one year post-doctoral scholarship, Tel-Aviv University, 2015
  • Psychology Department Chair Award, Ben-Gurion University, 2014, 2013, & 2010
  • Minerva Short-Term Research Grant: A two months grant for a lab visit at Prof. Gesine Dreisbach’s lab in Regensburg University, the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research and the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), 2012
  • IFT Research Grant for Doctoral Students in the Social Sciences, Israeli Foundation Trustees, 2012
  • Negev Scholarship, Faran fellows: A four years PhD excellence scholarship, Ben-Gurion University, 2009

To top of page