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Selected Papers

Krill, Z., Leiser, D., & Spivak, A. (in press - 2015). What Determines the Credibility of the Central Bank of Israel in the Public Eye? International Journal of Central Banking.

Carmel, E., Carmel, D. & Leiser, D. (in press - 2015) Facing a biased adviser while choosing a retirement plan. The impact of financial literacy and fair disclosure. Journal of Consumer Affairs.

Leiser, D., Spivak, A., Carmel, E. (in press - 2015) Choosing today for a better tomorrow – the influence of the sales agent on the selection of retirement saving plans. Economic Quarterly (Hebrew)

Ziv, I., & Leiser, D. (2013). The need for central resources in answering questions in different domains: Folk psychology, biology, and economics. Journal of cognitive psychology, 25(7), 816-832.

Ackerman, R., & Leiser, D. (2014). The effect of concrete supplements on metacognitive regulation during learning and open-book test taking. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 84(2), 329-348.

Ackerman, R., Leiser, D., & Shpigelman, M. (2013). Is comprehension of problem solutions resistant to misleading heuristic cues? Acta psychologica,143(1), 105-112.

Shalvi, S., & Leiser, D. (2013). Moral firmness. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 93, 400-407.

Maor, O., & Leiser, D. (2013). Lay psychology of the hidden mental life: Attribution patterns of unconscious processes. Consciousness and Cognition, 22(2), 388-401. doi:

Halali, E., Bereby-Meyer, Y., & Leiser, D. (2012). Pitfall or Scaffolding? Starting-Point Pull in Configuration Tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition  39(2), 502.

Leiser, David, & Joskowicz-Jabloner, Lisa. (2012). On the differential mediating role of emotions in revenge and reconciliation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 1(1), 27-28.

Joskowicz–Jabloner , L. & Leiser, D. (2013),  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43(9), 1799-1813.

Ziv, I., Leiser, D. & Levine, J. (2010) Social cognition in schizophrenia: Cognitive and affective factors. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry 16(1), 71-91

Leiser, D. and Rötheli, T.F. (2010) The Financial Crisis – Economic and Psychological Perspectives. Journal or Socio-Economics 39(2), 117-119.

Leiser, D., Bourgeois-Gironde, S., & Benita, R. (2010—in press). Human Foibles or Systemic Failure - Lay Perceptions of the 2008-09 Financial Crisis Journal of Socio-Economics, 39(2), 132-141..

Leiser, D., and Ackerman, R. (2010). Heuristic and operational bases of the sense of understanding. In P. Y. Brandt, et al.  (Eds.), Festchrift in Honor of Christiane Gillièron. Geneva: Labor and Fides.

Leiser, D., & Azar, O. H. (2008). Behavioral economics and decision making: Applying insights from psychology to understand how people make economic decisions. Journal of Economic Psychology, 29(5), 613-618.

Leiser, D., Azar, O. H., & Hadar, L. (2008). Psychological construal of economic behavior. Journal of Economic Psychology, 29(5), 762-776.

Leiser, D., & Schatzberg, D.-R. (2008). On the complexity of traffic judges' decisions. Judgment and Decision Making, 3(8), 667-678.

Leiser, D. and R. Aroch.  (2009)  Lay understanding of macroeconomic causation: the good-begets-good heuristic. Applied Psychology , 58(3), 370-384.

Leiser, D. (2009) La mondialisation vue depuis Israël - In J, Viaud and G. Poeschl.(Eds.) Images de la Mondialisation, (pp 81-92) Presses Universitaires de Rennes.

Leiser, D. (2006) Logique et sources de l'adhésion aux médecines parallèles. Cahiers de Psychologie Sociale (UBO), 7, 22-35

Leiser, D., & Beth Halachmi, R. (2006). Children's understanding of market forces. Journal of Economic Psychology.27(1), 6-19.

Leiser D. (2005) La construction psychologique des liens causaux en macroéconomie. Centre de  Recherche en Psychologie (UBO), 6, 24-40

Bonshtein, U., Leiser, D. and J. Levine.(2006)  Naive theory impairment in schizophrenia - is it domain specific? Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases, 194(10) 753-759.

Allen, M.W., Ng, S.H. & Leiser, D.(2005)  Adult Economic Model and Values Survey: Cross-national Differences in Economic and Related General Beliefs. Journal of Economic Psychology, 26, 159-185.

Leiser D. (2005) La construction psychologique des liens causaux en macroéconomie. Cahiers de Psychology Sociale (UBO), 8, 42-59

Leiser, D., & Drori, S. (2005). Naive understanding of inflation. Journal of Socio-Economics, 34(2), 179-198.

Bastounis, M., Leiser, D., & Roland-Levy, C (2004)  . Psychosocial variables involved in the construction of lay thinking about the economy: results of a cross-national survey. Journal of Economic Psychology  25(2), 263-278

Leiser, D. & Bonshtein, U. (2003) Theory of Mind in Schizophrenia: Damaged Module or Deficit in Cognitive Coordination? A Commentary on:  Phillips and Silverstein:  Convergence of biological and psychological perspectives on cognitive coordination in schizophrenia. Behavioral and Brain Science, 26(1).

Leiser, D. (2003). Support for non-conventional medicine in Israel: Cognitive and socio-cultural coherence. Sociology of Health & Illness, 25(5), 457-480.

Moran, S., & Leiser, D. (2002). The Limits of Shape Constancy: point-to-point mapping of perspective projections of flat figures. Behaviour and Information Technology, 21(2), 97-104

Klavir R. and Leiser, D. (2002). When astronomy, biology and culture converge: Children's conceptions about birthday parties Journal of Genetic Psychology, 163, 2, 239-253.

Leiser, D. (2001) Scattered Naive Theories Why the human mind is isomorphic to the internet web New Ideas in Psychology, 19(3), 175-202.

Bereby-Meyer, Y., Leiser, D., & Meyer, J. (1999). Perception of artificial stereoscopic stimuli from an incorrect viewing point. Perception & Psychophysics,  61(8), 1555-1563.

Leiser, D. (1997). The dynamics of cumulative knowledge. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 20, 76.

Meyer, J., Shinar, D., & Leiser, D. (1997). Multiple factors that determine performance with tables and graphs. Human-Factors, 39 (2), 268-286.

Leiser, D. (1996). Constructivism epistemology and information processing. Anuario de Psicologia, 69 93-113.

Leiser, D. (1996). Computational emergence and development emergence: a sobering survey  Intellectica, 22, 203-227.

Leiser, D. and G. Izak (1987). The money size illusion as a barometer of confidence? The case of high inflation in Israel. Journal of Economic Psychology 8(3): 347-356.

Leiser, D., Sevon, G., & Levy, D. (1990). Children's economic socialization: Summarizing the cross-cultural comparison of ten countries. Special Issue: Economic socialization. Journal of Economic Psychology, 11(4), 591-631.

Leiser, D., & Zaltsman, J. (1990). Economic socialization in the kibbutz and the town in Israel. Journal of Economic Psychology, 11(4), 557-565.

Leiser, D. (1983). Children's conceptions of economics -- The constitution of a cognitive domain. Journal of Economic Psychology, 4, 297-317.


Unpublished Papers

Lev, D. and Leiser, D. Subjective significance judgments: An Experimental Study of the Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy

Leiser D. and Biton-Bereby, L. The Segregation Effect, Time Pressure and Other Factors Affecting Argument Strength in Categorical Inductive Inference

Book and Edited Special Issues

Leiser, D., & Gillieron, C. (1990). Cognitive Science and Genetic Epistemology - a Case Study of Understanding. New York: Plenum.

Leiser D., Roland-Lévy Ch. and Sevón G. (1991) Children's economic socialization [Special issue of the Journal of Economic Psychology].

Leiser, D. & Azar, O. (2008) Motivation and Affect in Decision Making [Special issue of the Journal of Economic Psychology].

Leiser, D. & Roetheli, T.F. (2010) The Financial Crisis.[Special issue of the Journal of Socio-Economics].



"Genetics may determine your vote" with David Leiser, Ha'Aretz (English, Hebrew) March 2015

Você acha que entende de economia? Conheça os erros mais comuns dos leigos.
IG Brazil—Nov 2014

"Following the Insurance Agent's Advice, Regardless of What the Advice Is" with David Leiser, Calcalist (Hebrew), March 2014

"Looking for an Investment? Beware the Irrational Considerations"
with David Leiser,
Ynet (Hebrew), January 2014

"The Pension Outlook" with David Leiser, Israel Channel 1 (Hebrew),
August 2013

"Fear of Pension" with David Leiser, Calcalist (Hebrew), January 2012

Limited rationality—Calcalist

On herd behavior (Hebrew) – column in Calcalist (2008)

An economic Entebbe operation  (Hebrew)  – column in Calcalist (2009)

רציונליות חסומה— מאמר בכלכליסט אפריל 2010

פסיכולוגיה ופנסיה—מאמר בכלכליסט ינואר 2012