Hagar studied animal sciences at the Hebrew university and obtained her MSc and Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from the Weizmann institute of science, Israel.
Hagar’s research interest is human emotion perception and its social impact.
As a graduate student, she has studied the human brain mechanisms of emotional and social behavior. Today she lives and works in Vancouver, researching the effects of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programs on children’s cognitive and social development.
“The aim is to provide children tools for better observation and understanding of themselves and others, in order to efficiently analyze situations, cope with dark abysses as well as exciting summits. I believe that cultivating emotional intelligent in education will improve social interactions, cooperation, leadership skills, productivity and well-being.
I believe hfp is promoting this kind of conceptual change in the academic world, and I’m very excited to be part of this important enterprise.”