Shalom H. Schwartz

1967 Ph.D, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in Social Psychology.
1967-79 Assistant to Full Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
1979-2004 Professor of Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem [Emeritus since 2004].
2011-13Scientific Supervisor Socio-Cultural Lab, National Research University-Higher School of Economics, Moscow.
Visiting Professor: Princeton University; ZUMA; University of Bergen; Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin.
President International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology 2004-2006.

European Social Survey Scientific Board.

Developing and refining theories of basic human values and of cultural values and culturally equivalent instruments to measure values. Working with researchers in over 80 countries to apply the theories to topics in social and cross-cultural psychology. My recent individual level research includes: basic individual values as determinants of political orientations; motivational bases of everyday behavior; development of values in young children; value transmission in families; value bases of subjective well-being; the influence of religion on value priorities. Recent culture-level topics include: rethinking the concept and measurement of societal culture; culture and international investment.

Introductory and advanced social psychology.
Individual value theory and its applications.
Values and socially significant behavior.


  • Schwartz, S. H. (1977). Normative influences on altruism. In L. Berkowitz (Ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology, Vol. 10, (pp.221279). New York: Academic Press.
  • Schwartz, S. H. (1992). Universals in the content and structure of values: Theory and empirical tests in 20 countries.  In M. Zanna (Ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology (Vol. 25) (pp. 1-65). New York: Academic Press.
  • Schwartz, S. H. (2007). A theory of  cultural value orientations: Explication and applications. In Y. Esmer & T. Pettersson (Eds.), Measuring and mapping cultures: 25 years of comparative value surveys (pp. 33-78). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.
  • Schwartz, S. H. (2010). Basic values: How they motivate and inhibit prosocial behavior. In M. Mikulincer & P. Shaver (Eds.), Prosocial motives, emotions, and behavior: The better angels of our nature (221-241). Washington: American Psychological Association Press.
  • Schwartz, S.H., Cieciuch, J., Vecchione, M., Davidov, E., Fischer, R., Beierlein, C., Ramos, A., Verkasalo, M., Lönnqvist, J.-E., Demirutku, K., Dirilen-Gumus, O., & Konty, M. (2012). Refining the theory of basic individual values. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 103, 663-688.