Abigail Marsh

Abigail Marsh

Literary Agent: Marilia Savvides

Abigail Marsh is an Associate Professor of psychology at Georgetown University, where she has taught and conducted social and affective neuroscience research since 2008.

She received her PhD in Social Psychology from Harvard University and completed her post-doctoral training in cognitive neuroscience at the National Institute of Mental Health. Her ongoing research employs brain imaging and behavioural testing methods, aimed at identifying the roots of human empathy, altruism and aggression.

Her work has been covered in The Times, Slate, The Huffington Post, NPR, The Economist and New York Magazine. Her TED talk has reached over 2 million viewers around the world.

Her first book Good for Nothing (UK title), The Fear Factor (US title) examines the poles of human empathy from altruism to psychopathy. It was published in 2017 by Little, Brown in the UK, Basic Books in the US and in seven other languages to critical acclaim.

Books by Abigail Marsh