Batya Feigin served as a full-time intern at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at Reichman University in from August – October 2023. In addition to her internship, Batya is an M.A. student in Experimental Psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, supervised by Prof. Eran Halperin. Prior to her M.A. studies, Batya graduated with a B.Sc. in Psychobiology and “Amirim – Natural Science” honors program from the Hebrew University.
In her current position as a member of the Psychology of Intergroup Conflict and Reconciliation Lab, Ms. Batya Feigin leads an international research project focused on radicalization leading to violence, deradicalization, and disengagement. Her main research interest is understanding the role of commitment to groups, leaders, and values in the individual radicalization process. Prior to her current role, she was a research assistant in labs investigating decision-making and social behavior, as well as in the Israeli Ministry of Defense.