Amit is a postdoctoral fellow in the Psychology Department at Harvard University, working in the Moral Cognition Lab of Professor Joshua Greene. Amit received her Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University in 2009. Subsequently she worked with Prof. Yaacov Trope at New York University. Amit's research focuses on how people organize information about the world, and what are the implications of this organization to people's perception and action towards the social world. She has shown that people preferentially represent proximal information (either in time, place, or socially) visually, and distal information verbally. Recently, Amit applied insights from this work to the domain of moral psychology, arguing that visual imagery and verbal thinking play distinctive philosophical roles. Amit's work was published in high profile journals such as JEP: General, and Psychological Science. During her fellowship year, Amit will work with Alek Chakroff, investigating the idea that visual representations (either internal, such as visual imagery, or external, such as pictures and movies) encourage a justification of corrupted institutions. In contrast, verbal representations encourage critical thinking and facilitate system change motivations.