Molly Crockett

Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology
University of Oxford

What She Studies

The neural basis of altruism, morality, and economic decision-making

in the news

Electric Shock Study Suggests We'd Rather Hurt Ourselves Than Others

A new study that forced people into the dilemma of choosing between pain and profit finds that participants cared more about other people’s well-being than their own. It is hailed as the first hard evidence of altruism for the young field of behavioral economics.
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Creating a 'Morality Pill' More a Question of Ethics Than Science

Is there any way that we could create a drug that would make us moral? This is the question Molly Crockett, neuroscientist at Oxford University, posed to the crowd at a Brain Boosters event organised as part of the NERRI Project in London.


Department of Experimental Psychology
University of Oxford
9 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD
United Kingdom


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