These are complicated times in Israel, which makes this episode of HUJI Bites particularly relevant as we explore the role of social cohesion from a psychological perspective. What do moments of crisis teach us about ourselves – as individuals, as a society and as a country? According to Hebrew University Department of Psychology Professor Eran Halperin, a crisis, like the COVID pandemic, can encourage connection and inter-group relations. Or it could have the adverse effect – shining a light on the deep divides between us.
In this episode of HUJI Bites, Prof. Halperin discusses his research on social cohesion post the COVID pandemic and what it really means to feel like you belong.