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Ran is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology. His research focuses on the cognitive mechanisms of control which are involved in situations of contradicting task demands. By using diverse tools of assessment, he inspects the operation of different mechanisms of cognitive control (e.g., proactively controlled vs. reactively prompted), explores the costs and benefits of the
operation of each mechanism, and examines how such processes may be ameliorated in individuals suffering from impaired cognitive control functioning.
Littman, R., & Kalanthroff, E. (2022). Neutral affordances: Task conflict in the affordances task. Consciousness and cognition, 97, 103262. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2021.103262
Littman, R., & Kalanthroff, E. (2021). Control over task conflict in the Stroop and affordances tasks: an individual differences study. Psychological Research, 85(6), 2420-2427. doi:10.1007/s00426-020-01411-3
Littman, R., Naftalovich, H., Huppert, J. D., & Kalanthroff, E. (2020). Impact of COVID‐19 on obsessive–compulsive disorder patients. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 74(12), 660-661. doi:10.1111/pcn.13152
Littman, R. *, Keha, E. *, & Kalanthroff, E. (2019). Task conflict and task control: A mini-review. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1598. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01598
Horwitz, B.*, Littman, R.*, Greenberg, D., & Huppert., J. (2019). A qualitative analysis of contemporary ultra-orthodox rabbinical perspectives on scrupulosity. Mental Health, Religion and Culture. 22(1), 82-98. doi: 10.1080/13674676.2019.1585778
* These authors contributed equally to this research
Littman, R., & Takács, Á. (2017). Do all inhibitions act alike? A study of go/no-go and stop-signal paradigms. PloS one, 12, e0186774.