Catherine Molho

office MF B-554

Van der Boechorststraat 7

1081 BT Amsterdam

VU Amsterdam

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology at the VU Amsterdam and I teach at the Research Master’s in Social Psychology.

Previously, I was a research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST) and I remain an active member of the IAST Social Evolution research team. I also worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Research in Experimental Economics and Political Decision Making (CREED), at the University of Amsterdam.

My research aims to answer key questions about cooperation and ethical decision-making. Which interdependent situations are conducive to cooperation? What are the factors – emotional, relational, personality – that drive people’s direct and indirect punishment of norm violations? How do institutions for collective action emerge from people’s interactions? To answer these questions, I use diverse methods including behavioral experiments, experience sampling, and cross-cultural surveys.

Here is a copy of my CV.