Overview

Andrey Elster is a Lecturer of Organizational Psychology at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion, Israel. He received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and held a Post-Doctoral position at the University of Maryland, USA and at the Open University of Israel, Israel. His research spans three interrelated areas: 1) personal values, 2) identification with an organization, and 3) cross-cultural differences in the strength of social norms.

Selected Publications

Kleiman, T., Sher, N., Elster, A., & Mayo, R. (2015). Accessibility is a matter of trust: Dispositional and contextual distrust blocks accessibility effects. Cognition, 142, 333-344.

Roccas, S., Sagiv, L., Oppenheim, S., Elster, A., & Gal, A. (2013). Integrating content and structure aspects of the self: Traits, values and self-improvement.  Journal of Personality, 82, 144-157.

Roccas, S., & Elster, A. (2012). Group identities. In L. A. Tropp (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Intergroup Conflict (pp. 106-122). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Teaching

Organizational Behavior (Undergraduate students)

Organizational Behavior (Graduate students)

Seminar on Culture in Organizations (Graduate students)

Research

My research spans three interrelated areas: 1) personal values, 2) identification with an organization, and 3) cross-cultural differences in the strength of social norms. In the majority of my research I integrate different perspectives and investigate the interplay between dispositional and contextual factors. 1) In my research on personal values, I examine how individual differences in values affect behavior, decisions, attitudes, and perception. 2) In my research on identification, I investigate when identification with an organization has a crucial effect and what are the consequences of the multidimensional nature of the identification construct. 3) In my cross-cultural research, I examine how cross-cultural differences in the strength of social norms affect the relationships between individual differences (e.g., personal valuers) and behavior, and what are the consequences of this effect on interpersonal trust.

Individual differences
Identification with groups and organizations
Cultural psychology

Contact Info

Room 303 Bloomfield Building
+972-4-829-4411