Rakefet Cohen Ben-Arye

45 karmaJoined Feb 2019


An MA Social-Organizational Psychology student.

I am a vegan, most interested in animal rights activism.

I currently work as a lab manager in an altruism, judgment and decision making lab in Bar-Ilan, Israel, lead a vegan researcher.

I aspire to be a researcher in the field of altruism myself.

I have access to a face reader (emotion detection), an eye tracker and tDCS.

My skills also include SPSS, Excel and I hope soon MATLAB.

I am also learning Python in order to earn to give (in special projects in my free time).

I am an admin on a 10K Facebook page concerning good news (http://bit.ly/GoodNewsSummary), so I hope that can be of use to anyone.

I am also one of the admins of Effective Altruism Israel facebook page and group.

Fun Fact?: I love improvisation!

Now you know everything you need about me to help me help others! :)


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I run 3 Facebook pages but I still use now Stay Focused. Recommended!


I'm a Psychology graduate.

If you or anyone else from Effective Altruism is struggling, please contact me! ♥

I'm not a clinical psychologist (I'm currently a social psychology MA student) but I started up my studies because I love people and want to help them. So at least I can listen (on Skype / Whatsapp).

My Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OpnCgs

I think it also depends on what you already have and how much you think you can improve.

From Social Psychology I know that personality rarely changes. Skills do.

So if you are an inrovert (which is by the way, the most stable characteristic), not agreeable, not consciouscious (meaning not hard working), not open to experience (uncurious) or neurotic, sadly there is a little to be done about it.

You can improve little "islands" in your personality, like setting clear goals as a leader (I guess), but a lot of soft skills are ranging between obvious to easier said than done.

Is the soft skill too easy for you? Is it too hard? I guess the best fit will be a challenging skill - a bit too hard for you to step out of your comfort zone, but not to be overwhelmed.