Why are some people so giving?

Why do some people do selfless things, helping other people even at risk to their own well-being? Psychology researcher Abigail Marsh studies the motivations of people who do extremely altruistic acts, like donating a kidney to a complete stranger. Are their brains just different?

 

We would like to welcome Abigail Marsh to our Donor to Donor Advisory Board.

 

Abigail Marsh - Photo by Kuna Malik Hamad.

Abigail Marsh - Photo by Kuna Malik Hamad.

About Abigail Marsh - excerpt from AbigailMarsh.com

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program at Georgetown University. I received my PhD in Social Psychology from Harvard University in 2004 and afterward conducted post-doctoral research at the National Institute of Mental Health until 2008.

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The Fear Factor

My book The Fear Factor will be published October 10th (Basic/Hachette).

The book explores the extremes of human nature–from extraordinary altruism to psychopathy–and what processes in the brain drive extraordinarily good and extraordinarily bad behaviors alike.

Pre-order now on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

To learn more about Abigail Marsh's studies & programs, please visit her website: 

AbigailMarsh.com