Drawing on a variety of theoretical frameworks (e.g. Cultural Psychology, Political Science, Public Policy) and methodologies (e.g. experimental, field-based approaches, physiological measurement), my primary line of research focuses on reducing intergroup conflict and improving intergroup interactions. In order  to create psychologically plausible interventions that have cross-cultural relevance, I also explore the underlying psychological mechanisms involved in these interactions and how these vary by culture. By targeting meaningful real-world situations (e.g. the Israeli-Palestinian conflict), my research endeavors not only to advance theories within the academic community but also to create real-world change.