Pafos Innovation Institute

Prof. Varda Liberman

Prof. Liberman is one of the founders of the IDC and served as the Vice Dean of The Arison School of Business. She is the head of Judgment and Decision Making area and the director of the Mathematical and Statistical studies at the IDC. Prof. Liberman served as an associate researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Hebrew University and at Stanford University where she continues to serve as a visiting researcher every summer. Her research interest deals with probabilistic judgments and decision making in which she co-authored the book Critical Thinking with the late Amos Tversky. As an expert on decision making, Prof. Liberman gives lectures and executive training courses for Israeli organizations such as banks, investment companies and the Israel Defense.


Intergroup Sentiments, Political Identity, and their Influence on Responses to Potentially Ameliorative Proposals in the Context of an Intractable Conflict. Journal of Conflict Rsolution (JCR). Kahn, T. D., Liberman, V., Halperin, E., & Roass, L. Forthcoming.

Emotion Regulation and the Cultivation of Political Tolerance: Searching for a New Track for Intervention. Journal of Conflict Resolution (JCR). Halperin, E., Pliskin, R., TSaguy, T., Liberman, V., & James J. Gross. Forthcoming.

Naïve realism and capturing the “wisdom of dyads”.  (2012).  Liberman, V., Minson, A.J.,  Bryan, J.C., & Ross, L. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (48), 507 – 512.

Two to tango: Effects of Collaboration and Disagreement on Dyadic Judgment. (2011). Minson, J., Liberman, V., & Ross, L. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 37(10), 1325 – 1338.

Predicting civil jury verdicts: How attorneys use (and misuse) a second opinion. (2011). Jacobson, J., Dobbs, J. M., Liberman, V., & Minson, J. The Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 8, 99 – 119.

Affirmation, Acknowledgment of Ingroup Responsibility, Group-Based Guilt, and Support for Reparative Measures. (2011). Čehajić, S., Effron, D., Halperin, E., Liberman, V., & Ross, L. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101(2),256 – 270.

Achieving difficult agreements: Effects of positive expectations on negotiation processes and outcomes. Liberman, V., Anderson, N., & Ross, L. Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology. Vol. 46, 494 – 504, 2010.

False consensus, naןve realism, and capturing “the wisdom of dyads”
Working Paper: BUSINESS-2010-43,  2010.
Liberman, Varda and Minson, Julia and Bryan, Christopher and Ross, Lee.

Idiosyncratic Matching and Choice: When Less is More
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes , Vol. 101,  pp: 168-183, 2006.
Liberman, Varda and Ross, Lee.
Happiness and Memory: Affective Significance of Endowment and Contrast
Emotion, Vol. 9,  Num. 5,  pp: 15, 2009.
Liberman, Varda and Boehm, Julia K. and Lyubomirsky, Sonja and Ross, Lee.

Local and Global Judgments of Confidence
Journal of Experimental Psychology (JEP):LMC, Vol. 30,  Num. 3,  pp: 729 – 732, 2004.
Liberman, Varda.

The Name of the Game: The predictive power of reputations versus situational labels in determining behavioral choices in the Prisoner`s Dilemma game moves
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin , Vol. 30,  Num. 9,  pp: 1175 – 1185, 2004.
Liberman, Varda and Samuels, Steven and Ross, Lee.

Local Confidence vs. Global Confidence
Working Paper: BUSINESS-2003-2,  2002.
Liberman, Varda.

Biased and unbiased self-other comparison: The physical appearance “exception”
Working Paper: BUSINESS-2003-3,  1999.
Liberman, Varda and Koehler, Derek J and Ross, Lee.

Overconfidence in probability and frequency judgments: A critical examination
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Vol. 65,  Num. 3,  pp: 212 – 219, 1996.
Liberman, Varda and Brenner, Lyle A and Koehler, Derek J and Tversky, Amos.

Critical Thinking: Statistical reasoning and Intuitive Judgment
The Open University, 1996.
Liberman, Varda and Tversky, Amos.

Confidence and accuracy in trait inference: Judgment by similarity
Acta Psychologica, Vol. 92,  pp: 33 – 57, 1996.
Liberman, Varda and Koehler, Derek J and Brenner, Lyle A and Tversky, Amos.

Probability Judgment in Medicine: Discounting Unspecified Possibilities
Medical Decision Making, 1995.
Liberman, Varda and Redelmeier, Donald MD and Koehler, Derek J and Tversky, Amos.

On the evaluation of Probability judgments: Calibration, resolution and monotonicity
Psychological Bulletin , Vol. 114,  pp: 162 – 173, 1993.
Liberman, Varda and Tversky, Amos.