Ariel Knafo

Ariel Knafo’s research focuses on understanding the development and consequences of values and pro-social behavior. To that end, he uses approaches from developmental psychology, social psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and behavior genetics. He has authored or co-authored papers in these areas in diverse journals, among which are Child Development, Genes, Brain and Behavior, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. His current research involves understanding how value priorities in adolescence develop in different contexts and the genetic and environmental contributions to pro-social behavior, altruism and generosity. He holds a BA in psychology, an MA in social psychology, and a PhD in psychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2007 he was awarded an Early Career Scientific Achievement Award from the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD).