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Abigail Marsh

Abigail Marsh

Professor Abigail Marsh conducts research that is aimed at understanding aspects of human social interactions, emotional functioning, and empathy using cognitive neuroscience methods. She focuses in particular on emotion and on nonverbal communication. Current research includes studies with adolescents and adults, incorporating neuroimaging, cognitive and behavioral testing, and pharmacology techniques.

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Ethics and Morality
  • Helping, Prosocial Behavior
  • Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
  • Nonverbal Behavior

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Other Publications:

  • Blair, R. J. R., Finger, E. C., & Marsh, A. A. (2009). The development and neural bases of psychopathy. In M. de Haan & M. R. Gunnar (Eds.), Handbook of Developmental Social Neuroscience (pp. 419-434). New York: Guilford.
  • Marsh, A.A. (2011). Empathy and compassion: A cognitive neuroscience perspective. In J. Decety (Ed) Empathy: From Bench to Bedside . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 191-206.

Courses Taught:

  • Empathy/Altruism/Aggression
  • General Psychology
  • Social and Affective Neuroscience

Abigail Marsh
Department of Psychology
White Gravenor Hall, Georgetown University
37th and O Street NW
Washington, DC 20057
United States

  • Phone: (202) 687-4100
  • Fax: (202) 687-6050

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