Dr Eva Krockow

Research Fellow

Eva_Krockow_new.jpg Research group: Judgement and Decision Making
Email: emk12@le.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3277
Room 4.01
Centre for Medicine
University Road
University of Leicester
Leicester
LE1 7RH
UK

Research Interests and Techniques

Eva Krockow studied Psychology at the University of Leicester and International Politics for a Masters at Durham University. Following three years of professional employment in the field of international development, which led her to Belgium, West Africa and Germany, she returned to academia, and completed her research towards a PhD in psychological game theory at the University of Leicester.

Eva is interested in a range of research areas pertaining to judgment and decision making, thinking and reasoning. During her PhD research, she investigated cooperation in experimental games. More recently, she also started focusing on mental accounting, financial risk-taking, causal reasoning and health-related decision making. Following a research visit at Hokkaido University in Japan, and due to her personal interests in foreign languages and cultures, a part of her work also focuses on cross-cultural differences. Her research draws on both qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis.

As a Research Assistant with the Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, she has been working on topics including mental accounting, the confidence heuristic and reasoning in simple matrix games. More recently, Eva has been investigating health-related decision making in her role as Research Fellow in Health Sciences. Her particular interest areas include antibiotic prescribing and medical advice giving.

Eva is the author of "Stretching Theory", a regular decision-making blog for Psychology Today.

 

Research Group

Research group: Judgment and Decision Making Research Group and SAPPHIRE
Lab: Leicester Judgment and Decision Making Lab

 

Grants and Awards

Wellcome Trust ISSF Early Career Fellowship £65,000 (£120,000 FEC) to fund a one year research project investigating antibiotic prescribing and the wisdom of crowds.

College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology PhD Excellence Prize 2016-17; University of Leicester (£150); click here for a video of my doctoral inaugural lecture on trust and cooperation in repeated interactions

Grindley Grant (£500) to fund conference participation at International Conference on Thinking, 3-6 August 2016, Rhode Island, US, by Experimental Psychology Society

Travel grant (€3,323) by Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom to fund a research visit in Japan (July-October 2015)

Travel grant (€1,287) by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom to fund conference participation at the 16th International Conference for Social Dilemmas, Hong Kong (23-26 June 2015)

PhD Scholarship (approx. €15,000 per annum) by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (March 2014-January 2017)

 

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

Tarrant, C., Colman, A.M., Chattoe-Brown, E., Jenkins, D. R., Mehtar, S. Perera, N., & Krockow E.M. (In press) Optimising antibiotic prescribing: Collective approaches to managing a common-pool resource. Clinical Microbiology and Infection.

Krockow E.M. & Tarrant, C. (In press). The international dimensions of antimicrobial resistance: Contextual factors shape distinct ethical challenges in South Africa, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom. Bioethics.

Krockow, E. M., Riviere, E., Frosch, C. A. (In press). Improving Shared Health Decision Making for Children and Adolescents with Chronic Illness: A Narrative Literature Review. Patient Education and Counseling.

Krockow, E. M., Colman, A. M., Chattoe-Brown, E., Jenkins, D. R. Perera, N., Mehtar, S., & Tarrant, C. (In press). Balancing the risks to individual and society: A systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research on antibiotic prescribing behaviour in hospitals. Journal of Hospital Infection. doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2018.08.007

Krockow, E. M., Pulford, B. D., Colman, A. M. (2018). Far but finite horizons promote cooperation in the Centipede game. Journal of Economic Psychology, 67, 191-199. doi:10.1016/j.joep.2018.07.002

Pulford, B. D., Colman, A. M., Buabang, E., Krockow, E. M. (2018). The persuasive power of knowledge: Testing the confidence heuristic. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147, 1431-1444. doi:10.1037/xge0000471

Colman, A. M., Pulford, B. D. & Krockow, E. M. (2018). Persistent cooperation and gender differences in Repeated Prisoner’s Dilemma games: Some things never change. Acta Psychologica, 187, 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2018.04.014

Krockow, E. M., Colman, A. M., Pulford, B. D. (2018). Dynamic Probability of Reinforcement for Cooperation: Random Game Termination in the Centipede Game. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 52(2), 349-364. doi:10.1002/jeab.320

Krockow, E. M., Takezawa, M., Pulford, B. D., Colman, A. M., Smithers, S., Kita, T., & Nakawake, Y. (2018).Commitment-enhancing tools in Centipede games: Evidencing European–Japanese differences in trust and cooperation. Judgment and Decision Making, 13(1), 61-72.

Krockow, E. M., Takezawa, M., Pulford, B. D., Colman, A. M., & Kita, T. (2017). Cooperation and trust in Japanese and British samples: Evidence from incomplete information games. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, 6(4), 227-245. doi:10.1037/ipp0000074

Pulford, B. D., Colman, A. M., Lawrence, C. L., & Krockow, E. M. (2017). Reasons for cooperating in repeated interactions: Social value orientations, fuzzy traces, reciprocity, and activity bias. Decision, 4(2), 102-122. doi:10.1037/dec0000057

Krockow, E. M., Colman, A. M., & Pulford, B. D. (2016a). Cooperation in repeated interactions: A systematic review of Centipede game experiments, 1992–2016. European Review of Social Psychology, 27(1), 231–282. doi:10.1080/10463283.2016.1249640

Krockow, E. M., Colman, A. M., & Pulford, B. D. (2016b). Exploring cooperation and competition in the Centipede game through verbal protocol analysis. European Journal of Social Psychology, 46(6), 746–761. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2226.

Pulford, B. D., Krockow, E. M., Colman, A. M., & Lawrence, C. L. (2016). Social value induction and cooperation in the Centipede game. PLOS ONE, 11(3), 1–21, e0152352. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0152352

Krockow, E. M., Pulford, B. D., & Colman, A. M. (2015). Competitive Centipede games: Zero-end payoffs and payoff inequality deter reciprocal cooperationGames, 6, 262–272. doi:10.3390/g6030262

 

Other Publications and Media Coverage:

Krockow, E.M. (In press). The social dilemma of antibiotic use: Optimising antibiotic use is hard. Eva Krockow explains why. The Psychologist.

Krockow, E. M., Stretching Theory [regular blog on decision making]. Psychology Today.

Potter, L., "Eva Krockow: Overcome decision fatigue". (February 2019) Healthy Magazine

Krockow, E. M. (23 January 2019). Trick yourself into healthy eating [radio interview]. In Lisa Valentine Clark Show, BYU Radio, US.

Krockow, E. M., Colman, A. M., & Pulford, B. D. (3 September 2018). "Confused about what to believe when information clashes? Our research may help." The Conversation

Krockow, E. M. (18 July 2018). The confidence heuristic [Podcast interview]. In The Conversation (producer), Anthill 27, London, UK.

Krockow, E. M. (5 February 2018). Cross-cultural differences in trust [Radio interview]. In BBC Radio Leicester (producer), Mid-morning with Ben Jackson, Leicester, UK.

Krockow, E. M., Pulford, B. D., & Colman, A. M. (31 January 2018). "Are some cultures less trusting than others?" The Conversation

Krockow, E. M., Colman, A. M., & Pulford, B. D. (10th November 2017). "Why is it nice to be nice? Solving Darwin's puzzle of Kindness". The Conversation

Colman, A. M., & Krockow, E. M. (2017). Game theory and psychology. In D. S. Dunn (Ed.), Oxford bibliographies in psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Krockow, E. M. (2016, November 26). Make the most of you

Colman, A. M., Krockow, E. M., Frosch, C. A., & Pulford, B. D. (2017). Rationality and backward induction in Centipede games. In N. Galbraith, E. Lucas, & D. E. Over (Eds.), The thinking mind: A Festschrift for Ken Manktelow (pp. 139–150). London: Routledge.

Postgrad Diary (19th March 2014) “Eva Krockow: I’m keeping my Options open”. The Independent.

 

Invited Talks

Krockow, E. M. (2019). The social dilemma of antimicrobial resistance: Is there a role for the wisdom of crowds? Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development, Berlin (Feb 2019)

Krockow, E. M., Pulford, B. D., Colman, A. M., & Buabang, E. K. (Jan 2019). Persuading with confidence: Evidence for the confidence heuristic. Metacognition lab, University College London

Krockow, E. M. (Oct 2018). Antimicrobial resistance: a social dilemma problem? London Judgment and Decision Making seminar series, University College London, London

Krockow, E. M. (Oct 2018). Antimicrobial resistance: a social dilemma problem? Geary Institute for Public Policy, University College Dublin, Dublin

Krockow, E. M. (May 2018). Antimicrobial resistance as a social dilemma: Evidence from multi-national qualitative data. CeCAR, Gothenburg University, Sweden

Krockow, E. M. (Oct 2015). Cooperation in the Centipede game: Two cross-cultural studies on insurance and incomplete information. Hokkaido University, Japan

 

Selected Conference Presentations

Krockow, E. M., Jenkins, D., Colman, A. M., Chattoe-Brown, E., Mehtar, S., Perera, N., Tarrant, C. (09/2018). Balancing the risks of antibiotic use: A systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research on antibiotic prescribing behaviour in hospitals. BSA Medical Sociology Annual Conference, Glasgow, UK

Krockow, E. M., Tarrant, C., Colman, A. M., Chattoe-Brown, E., (04/2018). Balancing the risks to individual and society: a systematic review of qualitative research on antibiotic prescribing in secondary care. Congress of the International Federation of Infection Control, Krakow, Poland

Krockow, E. M., Pulford, B. D., Colman, A. M. (06/2017). Far but finite horizons promote cooperation in the Centipede game. International Conference on Social Dilemmas, Italy

Krockow, E. M., Takezawa, M., Pulford, B. D., Colman, A. M., Smithers, S., Kita, T., & Nakawake, Y. (08/2016). Are Japanese people more trusting and cooperative than Europeans? Evidence from Centipede games With commitment-enhancing tools. Intl. Conference on Thinking, Brown University, US

Krockow, E. M., Pulford, B. D., Colman, A. M. (06/2016). Bounded Rationality in Competitive Centipede Games. Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality, Max Planck Institute, Berlin, Germany

Krockow, E. M., Pulford, B. D., Colman, A. M. (06/2015). “Wow, I underestimated the good nature and of humanity of people!”: Exploring cooperation in the Centipede game through verbal protocol analysis. International Conference on Social Dilemmas, China

Krockow, E. M., Pulford, B. D., Colman, A. M. (12/2014). Exploring cooperation in the Centipede game through verbal protocol analysis. NIBS Workshop, University of Nottingham

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