PhD, Psychology, Cornell University
AB, Psychology, Yale University
At Haas since 2010
2016-present, Associate Professor of Marketing, Haas School of Business
2010 – 2016, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Haas School of Business
External Service and Assignments
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (Editorial board) Social Psychological and Personality Science (Editorial board) Self & Identity (Editorial Board)
Association for Consumer Research
Behavioral Science & Policy Association
Society for Consumer Psychology
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Society for Judgment and Decision Making
Society of Experimental Social Psychology
Current Research and Interests
Judgment and decision making
Consumer experience, preferences, and behavior
The self (e.g., self-insight, self-regulation, self-affirmation)
Selected Papers and Publications
Helzer, E. G., & Critcher, C. R. (in press). What do we evaluate when we evaluate moral character? For K. Gray, & J. Graham (Eds.), Atlas of Moral Psychology.
Critcher, C. R., & Ferguson, M. J. (2016). “Whether I like it or not, it’s important”: Implicit importance of means predicts self-regulatory persistence and success. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110, 818-839.
Critcher, C.R., & Dunning, D., & Rom S. (2015). Causal trait theories: A new form of person knowledge that explains egocentric pattern projection. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108, 400-416.
Risen, J. L., & Critcher, C. R. (2011). Visceral fit: While in a visceral state, associated states of the world seem more likely. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 777-793.
Critcher, C. R., Dunning, D., & Armor, D. A. (2010). When self-affirmations reduce defensiveness: Timing is key. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 947-959.
Critcher, C. R., & Gilovich, T. (2008). Incidental environmental anchors. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 21, 241-251.