Molly J. Crockett
Molly J. Crockett
|Awards||APS Janet Taylor Spence Award (2019)|
|Institutions||Yale University, University of Oxford|
|Doctoral advisor||Prof Trevor Robbins|
Molly J. Crockett is an American neuroscientist who studies human morality, altruism and decision making. She received the 2019 Janet Taylor Spence Award from the Association for Psychological Science.
Molly Crockett is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Yale University. Previously she was an Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, a fellow at University College London and University of Zürich, funded by the Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust, awarded in 2010. Originally from Irvine, California, after a Bachelor of Science at UCLA she completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge (King's College, Cambridge) under a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
Crocket studies behavioral neuroscience, with a particular focus on the role of neurotransmitters on decision-making, for example studying how antidepressants effect negotiations in experimental settings. She has criticized science journalists for overhyping the generality of some of her research findings.
- Lieberman, MD; Eisenberger, NI; Crockett, MJ; Tom, SM; Pfeifer, JH; Way, BM (May 2007). "Putting feelings into words: affect labeling disrupts amygdala activity in response to affective stimuli". Psychological Science. 18 (5): 421–8. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9280.2007.01916.x. PMID 17576282.
- Crockett, MJ; Clark, L; Tabibnia, G; Lieberman, MD; Robbins, TW (27 June 2008). "Serotonin modulates behavioral reactions to unfairness". Science. 320 (5884): 1739. Bibcode:2008Sci...320.1739C. doi:10.1126/science.1155577. PMC 2504725. PMID 18535210.
- Crockett, MJ; Clark, L; Hauser, MD; Robbins, TW (5 October 2010). "Serotonin selectively influences moral judgment and behavior through effects on harm aversion". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 107 (40): 17433–8. Bibcode:2010PNAS..10717433C. doi:10.1073/pnas.1009396107. PMC 2951447. PMID 20876101.
- Crockett, MJ; Clark, L; Robbins, TW (23 September 2009). "Reconciling the role of serotonin in behavioral inhibition and aversion: acute tryptophan depletion abolishes punishment-induced inhibition in humans". The Journal of Neuroscience. 29 (38): 11993–9. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2513-09.2009. PMC 2775933. PMID 19776285.
- Lieberman, MD; Inagaki, TK; Tabibnia, G; Crockett, MJ (June 2011). "Subjective responses to emotional stimuli during labeling, reappraisal, and distraction". Emotion. 11 (3): 468–80. doi:10.1037/a0023503. PMC 3444304. PMID 21534661.
- Crockett, Molly J.; Fehr, Ernst (2014). "Chapter 14: Pharmacology of Economic and Social Decision Making". In Glimcher, Paul W.; Fehr, Ernst (eds.). Neuroeconomics: decision making and the brain (2nd ed.). Elsevier Academic Press. pp. 259–279. ISBN 9780124160088.
- "Molly Crockett". Yale University. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
- "Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellows". Retrieved 11 October 2013.
- "Gates Cambridge Scholars". Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- Frankel, Miriam (27 September 2010). "Antidepressants make people less likely to harm others". New Scientist.
- Solon, Olivia (8 November 2012). "Neuroscientist Molly Crockett: how to spot 'neurobollocks'". Archived from the original on 19 December 2012.
- Crockett, M. J. (18 September 2017). "Moral outrage in the digital age". Nature Human Behaviour. 1 (11): 769–771. doi:10.1038/s41562-017-0213-3.