key publications

Moral transgressions corrupt neural representations of value
Crockett M.J., Siegel J.Z, Kurth-Nelson Z., Dayan P., & Dolan R.J. (2017)
Nature Neuroscience, published online 01 May 2017.  PubMed link»  View PDF»

Moral outrage in the digital age
Crockett M.J. (2017)
Nature Human Behaviour, published online 18 September 2017.  View PDF»

Inference of trustworthiness from intuitive moral judgments. 
Everett, J.A.C., Pizarro, D.A., & Crockett, M.J. (2016). 
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, published online 7 April 2016. PubMed link»  View PDF» 

Harm to others outweighs harm to self in moral decision making.
Crockett, M. J., Kurth-Nelson, Z., Siegel, J. Z., Dayan, P., & Dolan, R. J. (2014). 
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(48), 17320-17325.  PubMed link»  View PDF» 

Models of morality. 
Crockett, M. J. (2013).
Trends in cognitive sciences, 17(8), 363-366.  
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2017

The role of social status and testosterone in human conspicuous consumption
Wu Y., Eisenegger C., Sivanathan N., Crockett M.J., Clark L. (2017)
Scientific Reports, published online 18 September 2017.  View PDF»

Moral outrage in the digital age
Crockett M.J. (2017)
Nature Human Behaviour, published online 18 September 2017.  View PDF»

Inferences about moral character moderate the impact of consequences on blame and praise.
Siegel J.Z, Crockett M.J., & Dolan R.J. (2017)
Cognition, published online 18 May 2017.  View PDF»

Moral transgressions corrupt neural representations of value
Crockett M.J., Siegel J.Z, Kurth-Nelson Z., Dayan P., & Dolan R.J. (2017)
Nature Neuroscience, published online 01 May 2017.  PubMed link»  View PDF»

Compassion is not always a motivated choice: a multiple decision systems perspective.
Montgomery M.A., Kappes A., & Crockett M.J. (2017).
In: Moral Psychology, Volume 5, Eds: Sinnott-Armstrong W., & Miller C.B. MIT Press

Binding oneself to the mast: stimulating frontopolar cortex enhances precommitment. 
Soutschek A., Ugazio G., Crockett M.J., Ruff C.C., Kalenscher T., Tobler P.N. (2017). 
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, published online 7 Feb 2017.  PubMed link»  View PDF»

Serotonin enhances the impact of health information on food choice. 
Vlaev I., Crockett M.J., Clark L., Muller U., & Robbins T.W. (2017). 
Cognitive Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, published online 23 Jan 2017.  PubMed link»  View PDF» 

 

2016

From Risk to Fairness. 
Kappes, A., Kahane, G., & Crockett, M.J. (2016). 
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published online 29 June 2016. 
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Neurochemical Modulation of Moral Judgment and Behavior.
Crockett, M.J. (2016).
In: Moral Brains: The Neuroscience of Morality, ed: S. Matthew Liao. Oxford University Press. 

The benefits and costs of a rose-colored hindsight. 
Kappes, A., & Crockett, M.J. (2016). 
Trends in Cognitive Sciences, published online 29 June 2016. 
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Inference of trustworthiness from intuitive moral judgments. 
Everett, J.A.C., Pizarro, D.A., & Crockett, M.J. (2016). 
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, published online 7 April 2016. 
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How formal models can illuminate mechanisms of moral judgment and decision-making. 
Crockett, M.J. (2016). 
Current Directions in Psychological Science, 25(2), 85-90. 
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Computational approaches to moral cognition. 
Crockett, M.J. (2016). 
In: The Social Psychology of Morality, eds: Forgas J.P., Jussim L., & Van Lange, P.A.M. Psychology Press.

 

2015

The influence of social preferences and reputational concerns on intergroup prosocial behavior in gains and losses contexts. 
Everett, J.A.C., Faber, N.S., & Crockett, M.J. (2015). 
Royal Society Open Science, 2(12), 15046. PubMed link»  View PDF» 

Social redistribution of pain and money.
Story, G. W., Vlaev, I., Metcalfe, R. D., Crockett, M. J., Kurth-Nelson, Z., Darzi, A., & Dolan, R. J. (2015). 
Scientific Reports, 5.  PubMed link»  View PDF»

Serotonin and aversive processing in affective and social decision-making.
Crockett, M. J. & Cools, R. (2015). 
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 5, 64-70.  PubMed link»  View PDF»

Dissociable effects of serotonin and dopamine on the valuation of harm in moral decision-making.
Crockett, M. J., Siegel, J. Z., Kurth-Nelson, Z., Ousdal, O.T., Story, G., Freiband, C., Grosse-Rueschkamp, J.M., Dayan, P., & Dolan, R. J. (2015). 
Current Biology, published online 2 July 2015.  PubMed link»  View PDF» 

Editorial overview: Social behavior
Crockett, M.J. & Cuddy, A. (2015)
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 3:v-vii.  View PDF»

Economic Games and Social Neuroscience Methods Can Help Elucidate The Psychology of Parochial Altruism.
Everett, J.A.C., Faber, N.S., Crockett, M.J., & De Dreu, C.K. (2015).
Frontiers in Psychology, 6.  View PDF»

Goal-directed, habitual and Pavlovian prosocial behavior.
Gesiarz, F. & Crockett, M.J. (2015).
Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 9:135.  View PDF»

Preferences and beliefs in ingroup favoritism.
Everett, J.A.C., Faber, N.S., & Crockett, M.J. (2015).
Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 9:15.  View PDF»

Neuromodulation and the (in)stability of moral cognition.
Crockett, M.J. & Rini, R.A. (2015).
In: The Moral Brain: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, Eds: Decety, J. & Wheatley, T. MIT Press. 

Effects of serotonin depletion on punishment processing in the orbitofrontal and anterior cingulate cortices of healthy women.
Helmbold, K., Zvyagintsev, M., Dahmen, B., Bubenzer-Busch, S., Gaber, T.J., Crockett, M.J., Klasen, M., Sanchez, C.L., Eisert, A., Konrad, K., Habel, U., Herpertz-Dahlmann, B., & Zepf, F.D. (2015).
European Neuropsychopharmacology, published online 28 February 2015.

 

2014

Harm to others outweighs harm to self in moral decision making.
Crockett, M. J., Kurth-Nelson, Z., Siegel, J. Z., Dayan, P., & Dolan, R. J. (2014).
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(48), 17320-17325.  PubMed link»  View PDF»

The value of vengeance and the demand for deterrence.
Crockett, M. J., Özdemir, Y., & Fehr, E. (2014).
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(6), 2279-2286.  PubMed link»  View PDF»

Pharmaceutical effects on moral behavior: a neuroscientific perspective.
Crockett, M.J. (2014).
Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, 21(2), 131-134.  View PDF»

Differential effects of MDMA and methylphenidate on social cognition.
Schmid, Y., Hysek, C. M., Simmler, L. D., Crockett, M. J., Quednow, B. B., & Liechti, M. E. (2014).
Journal of Psychopharmacology, 28(9), 847-856.  PubMed link»

Moral bioenhancement: a neuroscientific perspective.
Crockett, M. J. (2014).
Journal of medical ethics, 40(6), 370-371.  PubMed link»  View PDF»

The cost of social punishment and high-lethality suicide attempts in the second half of life.
Szanto, K., Clark, L., Hallquist, M., Vanyukov, P., Crockett, M., & Dombrovski, A. Y. (2014).
Psychology and aging, 29(1), 84.  PubMed link»

Social brains on drugs: tools for neuromodulation in social neuroscience.
Crockett, M. J., & Fehr, E. (2014).
Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, 9(2), 250-254.  PubMed link»  View PDF»

 

2013

How serotonin shapes moral judgment and behavior.
Siegel, J. Z., & Crockett, M. J. (2013).
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1299(1), 42-51.  View PDF»

Pharmacology of Economic and Social Decision-Making.  
Crockett, M.J. & Fehr, E. (2013).  
In: Neuroeconomics: Decision-Making and the Brain, Eds: Glimcher, P. & Fehr, E. Academic Press.

Models of morality.
Crockett, M. J. (2013).
Trends in cognitive sciences, 17(8), 363-366.  PubMed link»  View PDF»

Restricting Temptations: Neural Mechanisms of Precommitment.
Crockett, M. J., Braams, B. R., Clark, L., Tobler, P. N., Robbins, T. W., & Kalenscher, T. (2013).
Neuron, 79(2), 391-401.  PubMed link»  View PDF»  View commentary»

Serotonin modulates striatal responses to fairness and retaliation in humans.
Crockett, M. J., Apergis-Schoute, A., Herrmann, B., Lieberman, M. D., Müller, U., Robbins, T. W., & Clark, L. (2013).
The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(8), 3505-3513.  PubMed link»  View PDF»

 

2012

Serotonin modulates the effects of Pavlovian aversive predictions on response vigor.
Crockett, M. J., Clark, L., Apergis-Schoute, A. M., Morein-Zamir, S., & Robbins, T. W. (2012). 
Neuropsychopharmacology, 37(10), 2244-2252.  PubMed link»  View PDF»

Effects of acute tryptophan depletion on prefrontal-amygdala connectivity while viewing facial signals of aggression.
Passamonti, L., Crockett, M. J., Apergis-Schoute, A. M., Clark, L., Rowe, J. B., Calder, A. J., & Robbins, T. W. (2012). Biological psychiatry, 71(1), 36-43.  PubMed link»  View PDF»

The effects of acute tryptophan depletion on costly information sampling: impulsivity or aversive processing? 
Crockett, M. J., Clark, L., Smillie, L. D., & Robbins, T. W. (2012).
Psychopharmacology, 219(2), 587-597.  PubMed link»  View PDF»

Punishment promotes response control deficits in OCD: Evidence from a motivational go/no-go task.
Morein-Zamir, S., Papmeyer, M., Gillan, C.M., Crockett, M.J., Fineberg, N.A., Sahakian, B.J., & Robbins, T.W. (2012).
Psychological Medicine, 43(2), 391-400. 
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2011

Converging evidence for central 5-HT effects in acute tryptophan depletion.
Crockett, M.J., Clark, L., Roiser, J.P., Robinson, O.J., Cools, R., Chase, H.W., den Ouden, H., Apergis-Schoute, A.M., Campbell-Meikeljohn, D., Seymour, B., Sahakian, B.J., Rogers, R.D., & Robbins, T.W.  (2011).
Molecular Psychiatry, 17(2), 121-3. 
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Subjective responses to emotional stimuli during labeling, reappraisal, and distraction.
Lieberman, M. D., Inagaki, T. K., Tabibnia, G., & Crockett, M. J. (2011).
Emotion, 11(3), 468.  PubMed link»  View PDF»

5-HT modulation by acute tryptophan depletion of human instrumental contingency judgements.
Chase, H. W., Crockett, M. J., Msetfi, R. M., Murphy, R. A., Clark, L., Sahakian, B. J., & Robbins, T. W. (2011). Psychopharmacology, 213(2-3), 615-623.  PubMed link»  View PDF»

 

2010

Role of Central Serotonin in Impulsivity and Compulsivity: Comparative Studies in Experimental Animals and Humans.
Robbins, T. W., & Crockett, M. J. (2010).
Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience, 21, 415-427.  View PDF»

Serotonin selectively influences moral judgment and behavior through effects on harm aversion.
Crockett, M. J., Clark, L., Hauser, M. D., & Robbins, T. W. (2010).
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(40), 17433-17438.  PubMed link»  View PDF»  View commentary»

Reply to Harris and Chan: Moral judgment is more than rational deliberation.
Crockett, M. J., Clark, L., Hauser, M. D., & Robbins, T. W. (2010).  
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(50), E184-E184.  PubMed link»  View PDF»

Impulsive choice and altruistic punishment are correlated and increase in tandem with serotonin depletion.
Crockett, M. J., Clark, L., Lieberman, M. D., Tabibnia, G., & Robbins, T. W. (2010).  
Emotion, 10(6), 855.  PubMed link»  View PDF»

Mood state moderates the role of serotonin in cognitive biases.
Robinson, O. J., Cools, R., Crockett, M. J., & Sahakian, B. J. (2010).
Journal of Psychopharmacology, 24(4), 573-583.  PubMed link»  View PDF»

 

2009 and earlier

Reconciling the role of serotonin in behavioral inhibition and aversion: acute tryptophan depletion abolishes punishment-induced inhibition in humans.
Crockett, M. J., Clark, L., & Robbins, T. W. (2009).
The Journal of neuroscience, 29(38), 11993-11999.  PubMed link»  View PDF»

The neurochemistry of fairness.
Crockett, M. J. (2009).
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1167(1), 76-86.  PubMed link»  View PDF»

Serotonin modulates behavioral reactions to unfairness.
Crockett, M. J., Clark, L., Tabibnia, G., Lieberman, M. D., & Robbins, T. W. (2008).
Science, 320(5884), 1739-1739.  PubMed link»  View PDF»

Putting feelings into words affect labeling disrupts amygdala activity in response to affective stimuli.
Lieberman, M. D., Eisenberger, N. I., Crockett, M. J., Tom, S. M., Pfeifer, J. H., & Way, B. M. (2007).
Psychological Science, 18(5), 421-428.  PubMed link»  View PDF»

 

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