It is a thrill to announce the publication of my book The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between! It is available at bookstores everywhere, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Advertisements Continue reading The Fear Factor is here..
I’m delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of my book on psychopathy, altruism, and everything in between. It takes a deep dive into my research on what causes extremes of human nature, from extreme aggression to extraordinary acts of altruism. The Fear Factor will be published this October by Hachette; you can pre-order your copy now on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Advance praise for The … Continue reading Coming this October: The Fear Factor
A huge congratulations to Drs. Kristin Brethel-Haurwitz and Elise Cardinale, founding members of the lab, who on May 19th donned their caps and gowns and graduated. I am excited to watch their careers progress. Kristin has joined Joe Kable’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania, and Elise has joined Danny Pine’s lab at NIMH. Continue reading Drs. Brethel-Haurwitz and Cardinale graduate
A huge congratulations to Dr. Elise Cardinale, a founding member of the lab, who successfully defended her dissertation exploring the relationships among emotionality, fear sensitivity, and the structure and function of the amygdala in youths with callous-unemotional traits and conduct problems. This summer, Elise will begin a post-doctoral fellowship investigating the neural basis of fear and anxiety in children and adolescents with Danny Pine and … Continue reading Congratulations to Dr. Cardinale!
A huge congratulations to Dr. Kristin Brethel-Haurwitz, who successfully defended her dissertation exploring multidetermined pathways to altruism. We wish Kristin luck as she continues her research exploring the underpinnings of selflessness and selfishness in Joe Kable’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania. Continue reading Congratulations to Dr. Brethel-Haurwitz
Lab member and graduate student Kruti Vekaria has written an article for Brain Blogger about the relationship between patterns of neural connectivity and the tendency to procrastinate. As she describes, a recent brain imaging study of procrastinators found that, “neural functional connectivity was actually able to add significant additional predictive power on top of what self-control could predict by itself. This suggests that there is … Continue reading September 2016
I am very pleased to have been named a 2016 Fellow in the Society for Personality & Social Psychology. Continue reading August 2016
Check out For Goodness’ Sake, a new Psychology Today blog on altruism that my graduate student Kristin Brethel-Haurwitz and I have started. Continue reading August 2016
I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to present on the TED main stage in Banff this month. It was an experience unlike anything else I’ve done. My talk on extraordinary altruism will be posted to TED.com on September 16th! Continue reading June 2016
June is always a month for farewells! We are sad to say good-bye to Abbey Hammell, our terrific full-time research assistant for the past year, and wish her luck as she begins the Psychology PhD program at University of Minnesota with Shmuel Lissek. Continue reading June 2016