Dr. Molly Crockett is an Associate Professor at Princeton University’s Department of Psychology and University Center for Human Values. Crockett’s lab investigates moral cognition: how people decide whether to help or harm, punish or forgive, trust or condemn. Their research integrates theory and methods from psychology, neuroscience, economics, philosophy, and data science. Crockett’s recent work has explored moral outrage in the digital age and trust in leaders during a pandemic. Outside the lab, Crockett is a practitioner and teacher of Samatha meditation.

This profile was last updated on February 13, 2023

Mind & Life Connections


2020 Contemplative Research Conference Session

Plenary Panel: “Pathways to Resilience in the Pandemic from a Contemplative, Moral and Public Health Perspective“

Moderators: David Vago
Panel: Richard J. Davidson, Vivek Murthy, Molly Crockett, David Vago

Topics: Interconnection | Social Change | Stress & Resilience