Professor of Psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His main area of research is Cognitive Psychophysiology. Specifically, his research focused on the role of stimulus novelty and significance in orienting response elicitation and its habituation process, and on psychophysiological detection of deception. In recent years he has conducted a research project on visual attention and orienting responses. In the past he served in several academic administration roles, as the Chairman of the Psychology Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU), as the Dean of the Social Sciences Faculty at the HU, as the Pro Rector of the HU and as the President of the Open University of Israel.
Prof. Ben-Shakhar received his Ph.D. in psychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1975.
EMET Prize Laureate, 2011.
From 2009 to 2015, he was a member of the Initiative for Applied Education Research steering committee.
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