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Prof. Eran Chajut

Prof. Eran Chajut
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The Open University of Israel Department of Education and Psychology One University Road P.O.B. 808 Ra’anana 43107, Israel
Office:972-9-778-1470 Fax:972-9-778-2632 Email:eranch@openu.ac.il

1987 – 1989
B.A. (cum laude), Department of Political Science, Tel-Aviv University
1990 – 1996
M.A. (cum laude), Department of Psychology, Tel-Aviv University Thesis: Narrowing of Attention under Stress Advisors: Prof. Nehemia Friedland and Prof. Joshua Tsal
1997 – 2001
Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, Tel-Aviv University Dissertation: The Effect of Stress on Selective Attention: Evidence from Stroop and Garner Effects Advisors: Prof. Daniel Algom and Prof. Nehemia Friedland
2002 – 2004
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Magid Institute, The Hebrew University
2015-
Associate Professor, The Open University of Israel
2009-2015
Senior Lecturer, The Open University of Israel
2011- 2014
Head of Psychology and Education Department,The Open University of Israel
2003-2009
Lecturer, The Open University of Israel

 

Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, The Effect of stress on selective attention: Evidence from Stroop and Garner interference. Supervisors: D. Algom and N. Fridland.

M.A., Cognitive Psychology, Narrowing  of attention under stress conditions. Supervisors: N. Fridland and Y. Tsal.

Algom, D., Zakay, D., Chajut, E., Shaki, S., Mama, Y, & Shakuf, V. (editors) (2011). Fechner Day 2011. Proceedings of the 27th Fechner Day Conference, 24-27.10.11, Raanana, Israel: The Open University of Israel.

1. Ben-Haims., M.S., Chajut, E., Hassin, R., & Algom., D. (2015) Speeded Naming or Naming Speed? The Automatic Effect of Object Speed on Performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. DOI:10.1037/a0038569.

2. Ben-Haim, M. S., Eitan, Z., & Chajut, E. (2014). Pitch Memory and Exposure Effects. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40, 24-32. DOI: 10.1037/a0033583. 

3. Chajut, E., Caspi, A., Chen ci, R., Hod, M., & Ariely, D. (2014). In pain thou shalt bring forth children: Peak-and-end rule in recalling labor Eran. Psychological Science, 25, 2266 – 2271. DOI: 10.1177/0956797614551004. 

4.Ben-David, B. M., Chajut, E., & Algom, D. (2012). The pale shades of emotion: A signal detection theory analysis of the emotional Stroop task. Psychology, 3, 537-541. DOI:10.4236/psych.2012.37079. 

5.Icht, M., Chajut, E., & Algom, D. (2012). Segregation of study items in memory determines the magnitude and direction of directed forgetting. British Journal of Psychology. 104, 83–96,  DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8295.2012.02105.x. 

6. Ganel, T., Freud, E., Chajut, E., & Algom, D. (2012). Accurate visuomotor control below the perceptual threshold of size discrimination. PloS One, 7, e36253. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036253. 

7. Eshet-Alkalai, Y., & Chajut, E. (2010). You can teach old dogs new tricks: The factors that affect changes over time in digital literacy. Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 9, 173-181.

8. Chajut, E., Mama, Y., Levy, L. and Algom, D. (2010) Avoiding the Approach Trap: A Response Bias Theory of the Emotional Stroop Effect, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 36, 1567–1572. DOI: 10.1037/a0020710. 

9. Chajut, E., Schupak, A., & Algom, D. (2010). Emotional dilution of the Stroop effect: A new tool for assessing attention under emotion, Emotion, 10, 944-948. DOI: 10.1037/a0020172. 

10. Algom, D., Zakay, D., Monar, O., & Chajut, E. (2009). Wheel chairs and arm chairs: A novel experimental design for the emotional Stroop effect. Cognition & Emotion, 23, 1552-1564. DOI:10.1080/02699930802490243. 

11. Eshet-Alkalai, Y., &  Chajut, E. (2009). Changes Over Time in Digital Literacy CyberPsychology & Behavior, 12, 713—715, DOI: 10.1089/cpb.2008.0264. 

12. Chajut, E., Schupak, A., & Algom, D. (2009). Are spatial and dimensional attention separate? Evidence from Posner, Stroop, and Eriksen tasks. Memory & Cognition, 37, 924-934.  DOI:10.3758/MC.37.6.924. 

13. Caspi, A., Chajut, E., & Saporta s, K. (2008). Participation in class and online discussions: Gender differences. Computers & Education, 50, 718-724. DOI:10.1016/j.compedu.2006.08.003.

14. Ganel, T., Chajut E., & Algom D.(2008).Visual coding for action violates fundamental psychophysical principles, Current Biology, 18, R599 - R601. DOI:10.1016/j.cub.2008.04.052. 

15. Ganel, T., Chajut E., Tanzer s M., & Algom D. (2008). Response: When does grasping escape Weber's law?, Current Biology, 18, R1090-1. DOI:10.1016/j.cub.2008.10.007. 

16. Eshet, Y., & Chajut, E. (2007) Living Books: The incidental bonus of playing with multimedia. Journal of Educational Multimedia & Hypermedia, 16, 377-388.

17. Shalev, L., Chajut, E., & Humphreys, G. W. (2006). Interactive perceptual and attentional limits in visual extinction, Neurocase, 11, 452 - 462. DOI:10.1080/13554790500376784. 

18. Caspi, A., Chajut, E., Saporta, K., & Beyth-Marom, R. (2006). The influence of personality on social participation in learning environments. Learning and Individual Differences, 16, 129–144. DOI:10.1016/j.lindif.2005.07.003. 

19. Chajut, E., Lev, S., & Algom, D. (2005). Vicissitudes of a Misnomer: Reply to Dalgleish, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 134, 592-595. DOI: 10.1037/0096-3445.134.4.592. 

20. Algom, D., Chajut, E., &. Lev, S. (2004) A rational look at the Emotional Stroop Phenomenon: A generic Slowdown, not a Stroop Effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 133, 323-338. DOI: 10.1037/0096-3445.133.3.323. 

21. Beyth-Marom, R., Chajut, E., Roccas, S. & Sagiv, L. (2003). Internet-assisted versus traditional distance learning environments: factors affecting students' preferences, Computers & Education, 41, 65-76. DOI:10.1016/S0360-1315(03)00026-5. 

22. Chajut, E., & Algom, D. (2003). Selective attention improves under stress: Implications for theories of social cognition. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, 231-248. DOI: 10.1037/0022-3514.85.2.231.  

23. Caspi, A., Gorsky, P., & Chajut. E. (2003). The influence of group size on non-mandatory asynchronous instructional discussion groups.  The Internet and Higher Education, 6, 227-240. DOI:10.1016/S1096-7516(03)00043-5. 

Gorsky, P., Caspi, A., and Chajut, E. (2007). Instructional dialogue: Toward a unified theory of instruction in the cognitive domain. In: Zheng, R. and Pixy-Ferris. S. (Eds.), Understanding online instructional modeling: Theories and practices. Hershey, PA: Idea Group, Inc.

1. Ahron, M., Chajut, E. & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. Friendship in cyberspace: A new form of interpersonal communication? In Eshet, Y., Caspi, A., Eden, S., Geri, N. and Yair, Y. (eds), Learning in the Technological Era IV: Proceedings of the 2009 Chais Conference, 18.2. 2009, Raanana, The Open University of Israel, pp. 175-17 [in Hebrew].

2. Eshet, Y. & Chajut, E. (2009). The way we think in the digital era: Changes over time in digital thinking skills. In: Nunes, M.B, Isias, P. and Powell, P. (eds.), Information Systems 2009. Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Information Systems. Barcelona, 25-27.2.2009. IADIS Press, Lisbon, Portugal, pp. 431-441.

3. Eshet-Alkalai, Y. & Chajut, E. Experience or age? Changes through time in digital literacy:  a follow-up study. Proceedings of the Chais 2008 Conference on Instructional Technologies Research, 6.2.2008, Raanana, Israel, The Open University, pp. 26-30.

4. Eshet, Y. and Chajut, E. (2006). Living books: The effect of simultaneous audio and visual representation on learning, Text and Picture Comprehension, Proceedings of the SIG 2 Conference, Nottingham, 30.8-1.9.06, pp. 59-62

5. Ben-Shir, D., Eshet, Y., Chajut, E., Shalev-Mevorach, L., & Schupak, A. (2006). Identity construction processes in people with brain injuries: A narrative approach. Europa Medicophysica: Mediterranean Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 42(3), Suppl. 1: 6th Mediterranean Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine: Proceedings, 89-91.

6. Caspi, A., Chajut, E., Saporta, K., & Schupak, A. (2006). On the reasons for and against participation in class meetings and in online forums. In Eshet, Y., Caspi, A., and Yair, Y. (Eds.) Learning in the  technological era (pp. 91-98). Ra'anana: Open University of Israel [in Hebrew].

7. Gorsky, P., Caspi, A & Chajut, E. (2006). Dialogic behavior: Students' utilization of instructional resources. In Fernstrom, K. & Tsolakidis, K. (Eds.) Proceedings of ICICTE: International Conference on Information Communication Technology in Education (pp.176-180).  Abbotsford, BC, Canada: UCFV Press.

8. Caspi, A., Chajut, E., & Saporta, K. (2004). Ambiguous messages: Do students understand instructors’ intentions? In: Cantoni, L. & McLoughlin, C. (Eds.) Proceedings of the Ed-Media (pp. 3536-3540).

9. Fitousi, D., Chajut, E., & Algom, D. (2003). Automaticity Versus attention in the processing of two digits numerals. In B. Berglund, E. Borg, & B. Sandin (Eds.), Fechner day 2003. Larnaca.

10. Eidels, A., Chajut, E., & Algom, D. (2001). Relating search and Stroop phenomena. In E. Sommerseld, R. Kompass, & T. Lachmann (Eds.), Fechner day 2001. Leipzig.

11. Algom, D,. & Chajut, E. (2000). Do Worry, Be happy: Stress Improves the Ability to Ignore Irrelevant Information. 41st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New-Orleans, LA.

Chajut, E. (2014). Research experience - from theory to practice.

Chajut, E., Nusbaum, S., & Precel, K. (2008).Theories of Learning and Instruction. The Open University Publication.

Eshet, Y., & Chajut, E. (2013). Learning and Technology.

1. Salner, N., Friedmann, N., & Chajut, E. (2016). The effect of spatial attention on reading errors in normal readers, letter position dyslexics and surface dyslexics. Presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Mid-Year Meeting, London.

2. Caspi, A., Chajut, E., & Ariely, D. (2016). Are there Individual Differences in the Subjective Experience of Labor Pain? Poster presented at the 2016 APS convention, Chicago, USA.

3. Salner, N., Friedmann, N., & Chajut, E. (2016, February). Stroop beyond semantics: Evidence from surface dyslexia 3nd Conference on Cognition Research of the Israeli Society for Cognitive Psychology, Akko, Israel.

4. Schupak, A., Caspi, A., & Chajut, E. Coping with Conflicts Improves Under Threat: Evidence from a Simon and a Visuo-Auditory Stroop Tasks. Journal of Vision, Tradewinds Island, Florida, 2015.

5. Schupak, A., Hassin, R., & Chajut, E. Immediate effects of approach and avoidance on highly valenced stimuli. Poster presented at the 27th Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), New-York, NY, 2015.

6. Chajut, E., Caspi, A., Chen, R., Hod, M., & Ariely, D. Bystander Biases in Memory Recollection of Other’ Experience: the Case of Husbands’ Recollection of Their Wives’ Labor Pains. Poster presented at the Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Amsterdam, Holland, 2015.

7. Salner, N., Friedmann, N., & Chajut, E. (2015, March). Spatial attention affects letter position errors in reading in short exposure. Presented at the first conference of EGDAL, the Israeli Association for Learning Disabilities Experts, Ramat Gan, Israel

8. Salner, N., Friedmann, N., & Chajut, E. (2015, February). Spatial attention affects letter position errors in short exposure. Poster session presented at the 2nd Conference on Cognition Research of the Israeli Society for Cognitive Psychology, Akko, Israel.

9. Schupak, A., Hassin, R., & Chajut, E. Changing or Exchanging Attitudes: Self Associations and Associations of the Self. Poster presented at the Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Amsterdam, Holland, 2015.

10. Salner, N., Friedmann, N., & Chajut, E. (2014, July). Spatial attention affects letter position errors in reading in short exposure. Poster session presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Meeting, Jerusalem, Israel.

11. Schupak, A., & Chajut, E. Dissociating Elevation of Control from Spatial Bias of Attention Under Threat. Poster presented at the 26rd Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), San Francisco, CA, 2014.

12. Salner, N., Friedmann, N., & Chajut, E. The Effect of Attention Allocation on Letter Transpositions in Reading. Poster presented at European Society for Cognitive Psychology meeting, Budapest, Hungary, 2013

13. Eitan, Z., Ben-Haim, M. S., & Chajut, E. Qualia of Harmonic Intervals: Implicit Absolute Pitch and Exposure Effects. Jerusalem: Israel Musicology Society Conference, 2012.

14. Eitan, Z., Ben-Haim, M. S., & Chajut, E. Rare pitch-classes are larger and stronger: implicit absolute pitch, exposure effects, and qualia of harmonic intervals. 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC), Thessaloniki, Greece, 2012.

15. Caspi, A., Chajut, E., Chen, R., Hod, M., & Ariely, D. Estimating labor pain: The difference between women giving birth reported pain and their spouse estimation. Poster presented at the 4th Biennial Symposium of Personality and Social Psychology (BSPSP), Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, 2012.

16. Ganel, T., Freud, E., Chajut, E., & Algom, D. Visuomotor  resolution for size is independent of conscious. Journal of Vision, Naple, Florida, 2011.

17. Caspi, A., Chen, R., Chajut, E., Hod, M., & Ariely, D. Experiencing and recalling pain and stress during giving birth: Differences between women high and low on anxiety trait. The International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID), London, UK, 2011.

18. Chajut, E., Chen, R., Caspi, A., Hod, M., & Ariely, D. In sorrow thou shalt bring forth children: Biases in recollection of giving birth experience. Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Washington DC., 2011.

19. Ben-Haim, M. S., Chajut, E., & Eitan, Z. Common and Rare Musical Keys Are Absolutely Different: Implicit Absolute Pitch, Exposure Effects, and Pitch Processing.  11th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC), Seattle, Washington USA, 2010.

20. Schupak, A., Chajut, E. Emotional Dilution of the Classic Stroop Effect with Highly-Anxious and Non-Anxious Individuals. Poster presented at the 14th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID),Evanston, Illinois, 2009.

21. Ganel, T., & Chajut, E.  Sensitivity of visuomotor control to real and to illusory size. Journal of Vision, 8, 619a, 2008.

22. Schupak, A., Chajut, E., Caspi, A., & Algom, D. The emotional Stroop effect: Disentangling attention and threat. Poster presented at the XXIX International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany, 2008.

23. Ganel T. and Chajut E. Weber’s law does not affect the online control of grasping. 17th annual meeting of The Israel Society for Neuroscience. Eilat, Israel. 2008.

24. Aharon, M., Chajut, E. and Eshet-Alkalay, Y. Friendship in Cyberspace: A New Form of Interpersonal Communication? Chais 2008 Conference on Instructional Technologies Research, Raanana, Israel, 2008.

25. Chajut, E., Schupak, A., Caspi, A., & Algom, D. The double attention paradigm: Dissociating systems of visual selective attention. Poster presented at European Society for Cognitive Psychology meeting, Marseille, France, 2007

26. Gorsky, P., Caspi, A. & Chajut, E. Dialogic Behavior: Students' Utilization of Instructional Dialogues and Resources. ICICTE: International Conference on Information Communication Technology in Education. Rhodes, Greece, 2006.

27. Gorsky, P., Caspi, A. & Chajut, E. Dialogue: Toward a unified theoretical framework for instruction in the cognitive domain and a practical research agenda. ICICTE: International Conference on Information Communication Technology in Education. Rhodes, Greece, 2006.

28. Caspi, A., Chajut, E., Saporta, K., & Schupak, A. On the reasons for and against participation in class meetings and in online forums. In Eshet, Y., Caspi, A., and Yair, Y. (Eds.) Learning in the technological era (pp. 91-98). Ra'anana: Open University of Israel [in Hebrew], 2006.

29. Chajut. E., Shalev, L., & Humphreys, G. Interactive perceptual and attentional limits in visual extinction. meeting of the Israeli cognitive neuroscience society, Ber-Sheba university 2005.

30. Algom, D., & Chajut, E. The "emotional Stroop effect:" Some adverse  consequences of a misnomer. Conference on The Role of Theory in the World of Experimentation. Heidelberg, Germany 2005.

31. Chajut. E., Shalev, L. & Humphreys, G. Perceptual and attentional limits in visual extinction. 10st annual meeting of the cognitive neuroscience society, New-York, NY, 2003.

32. Caspi, A., Chajut, E., & Gorsky, P. A study of asynchronous discussion groups in distance learning courses at the Open University of Israel. 10st Biennial Conference of EARLI . Padova, Italy, 2003.

33. Beyth-Marom, R., Chajut, E., & Roccas, S., A.  Internet – assisted Vs. traditional distance learning: students’ distinguishing characteristics. The first research workshop of EDEN. Prague, 2000.

Cognitive Psychology: Perception and Attention, Emotion and Attention, Perception  and Psychophysics, Instructional and learning technologies, Cyber Psychology

2013
General changes in attitudes: to every approach and avoid action there is always reaction" Israel Science Foundation, (140,000 NIS  X 3 years)
2010
Emotional dilution of the Stroop effect, Open University of Israel (30,000 NIS)  
2008
Statistical learning and the effects of implicit "absolute pitch" on the  perception and evaluation of music, Bikura, Israel Science Foundation, (196,000 NIS  X 3 years)
2008
Friendship in the digital era, Chais Research Center,  (30,000 NIS)
2006
Are spatial and dimensional attention separate? Evidence from Posner, Stroop, and Eriksen tasks Open University of Israel, (40,000 NIS)