Ariel Knafo-Noam

Ariel Knafo-Noam
אריאל כנפו-נעם

Research Interests:

the genetic, environmental and developmental contributions to altruism and empathy; how values develop due to contexts, cultures, families, and genetics. Parenting, child temperament, and mutual parent-child influence.

Courses Taught:

  • Development of values
  • Personality development: change, stability, genetics and environment

Published in:

  • Developmental Science
  • Child Development
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews


  • Culture of Schooling project grant from the John Templeton Foundation (2019)
  • Grant from the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) (2018)
  • Grant from the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) (2013)
  • ERC (European Research Council) Starting Grant (2009)
  • Science of Generosity Center award, John Templeton Foundation (2009)

Prizes and Awards:

  • Michael Bruno Award for Scientific Excellence. Yad Hanadiv (Rothschild Foundation) (2015)
  • Elected member of the Young Israeli Academy of Sciences (2012)
  • George A. Miller Award of the Society for General Psychology – APA Division One (2011)
  • Outstanding Paper of the Biennium Award, The International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection (2008)
  • Early Scientific Achievement Award, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) (2007)