Publications

Scholarly publications are listed chronologically below. You can also refer to bibliographies in PubMed or Google Scholar.

Vekaria, K. M., Brethel-Haurwitz, K. M., Cardinale, E. M., Stoycos, S. A., Marsh, A. A. (in press). Social discounting and costly altruism: Examining motivations for extraordinary generosity. Nature Human Behavior

Cardinale, E. M., Breeden, A. L., Robertson, E. L., Lozier, L. M., VanMeter, J. W., & Marsh, A. A. (in press). Externalizing behavior severity in youths with callous-unemotional traits corresponds to patterns of amygdala activity and connectivity during judgments of causing fear. Development & Psychopathology.

Vieira, J. B., Tavares, T. P., Marsh, A. A., & Mitchell, D. G. V. (in press). Emotion and personal space: neural correlates of approach-avoidance tendencies to different facial expressions as a function of coldhearted psychopathic traits. Human Brain Mapping. (pdf)

Marsh, A. A. (in press).  Commentary: The role of adolescence in geographic variation in violent aggression. Behavioral & Brain Sciences.

Marsh, A. A. (2017). Neuroprediction. In J. Brockman (Ed.) Know this: Today’s most interesting and important scientific ideas, discoveries, and developments. (Edge Question Series). New York: Harper Perennial (pp. 481-483).

Marsh, A. A. (2016). Extraordinary altruism: A cognitive neuroscience perspective. In J. D. Greene, I. Morrison, & M. E. P. Seligman (Eds.) Positive Neuroscience. New York: Oxford University Press (pp. 138-154). (pdf)

Marsh, A. A. (2016). Understanding amygdala responsiveness to fearful expressions through the lens of psychopathy and altruism. Journal of Neuroscience Research, 94, 513-525. (link) (pdf)

Brethel-Haurwitz, K. M., Stoycos, S. A., Cardinale, E. M., Huebner, B., & Marsh, A. A. (2016). Is costly punishment altruistic? Exploring rejection of unfair offers in the Ultimatum Game in real-world altruists. Scientific Reports, 6, 18974. (link) (pdf)

Marsh, A. A. (2016). Neural, cognitive, and evolutionary foundations of human altruism. WIREs Cognitive Science, 7, 59-71. (link) (pdf)

Lozier, L. M., Brethel, K. M., & Marsh, A. A. (2016). Understanding empathy and psychopathy through cognitive neuroscience. In L. Freund, S. McCune, L. Esposito, N. R. Gee, & P. McCardle. (Eds.) The Social Neuroscience of Human-Animal Interaction. Washington DC: APA Books.(pdf)

Vieira, J. B., Ferreira-Santos, F., Almeida, P. R., Barbosa, F., Marques-Teixeira, J., Marsh, A. A. (2015). Psychopathic traits are associated with cortical and subcortical volume alterations in healthy individuals. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience, 10, 1693-704(link) (pdf)

Breeden, A. L., Cardinale, E. M., Lozier, L. M., VanMeter, J. W., & Marsh, A. A. (2015). Callous-unemotional traits drive reduced white matter integrity in youths with conduct problems. Psychological Medicine, 45, 3033-3046. (link) (pdf)

Marsh, A. A. (2015). Caring machines. In J. Brockman (Ed.) What do you think about machines that think? (Edge Question Series). New York: Harper Perennial, pp. 415-417.

Markowitz, A. J., Ryan, R. M., & Marsh, A. A. (2015). Neighborhood income and the expression of callous-unemotional traits. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 24, 1103-1118. (link) (pdf)

Brewer, R., Marsh, A. A., Catmur, C., Cardinale, E. M., Stoycos, S. A., Cook, R., & Bird, G. (2015). The impact of Autism Spectrum Disorder and alexithymia on judgments of moral acceptability. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 124, 589-595. (link)

Cardinale, E. M. & Marsh, A. A. (2015). Impact of psychopathy on moral judgments about causing fear and physical harm. PLoS ONE, 10, e0125708. (link)

Hammer, J. L. & Marsh, A. A. (2015). Why do fearful facial expressions elicit behavioral approach? Evidence from a combined approach-avoidance implicit association test. Emotion, 15, 223-31. (pdf)

Marsh, A. (2015). The distinction between antisociality and mental illness. In J. Brockman (Ed.) This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress (Edge Question Series). New York: Harper Perennial, pp. 503-505.

Marsh, A. A., Stoycos, S. A., Brethel-Haurwitz, K. M., Robinson, P. VanMeter, J. W. & Cardinale, E. M. (2014). Neural and cognitive characteristics of extraordinary altruists. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, 15036-41. (link) (pdf)

Commentary: Greene, J. D. (2014). From fear recognition to kidney donors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, 14966-7. (link)

Awarded the 2014 Cozzarelli Prize by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Lozier, L. M., Cardinale, E. M., VanMeter, J. W., & Marsh A. A. (2014). Mediation of the relationship between callous-unemotional traits and proactive aggression by amygdala response to fear among children with conduct problems. JAMA Psychiatry, 71, 627-636. (link) (pdf)

Brethel-Haurwitz, K. M. & Marsh, A. A. (2014). Geographical differences in subjective well-being predict extraordinary altruism. Psychological Science, 25, 762-771. (link) (pdf)

Lozier, L. M., VanMeter, J. W., & Marsh, A. A. (2014). Impairments in facial affect recognition associated with autism spectrum disorders: A meta-analysis. Development & Psychopathology, 26, 933-45. (link) (pdf)

Vieira, J. B., Almeida, P. R., Ferreira-Santos, F., Barbosa, F., Marques-Teixeira, J. & Marsh, A. A. (2014). Distinct neural activation patterns underlie economic decisions in high and low psychopathy scorers. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience, 9, 1099-1107. (link) (pdf)

Marsh, A. A., Cardinale, E. M., Chentsova-Dutton, Y. E., Grossman, M. R., & Krumpos, K. A. (2014). Power plays: Expressive mimicry of valid agonistic cues. Social & Personality Psychological Science, 5, 684-690. (link) (pdf)

Marsh, A. A. (2014). Empathic and moral deficits in psychopathy. In H. Maibom (Ed.) Empathy & Morality. (pp. 138-154). New York: Oxford University Press.

Vieira, J. B. & Marsh, A. A. (2014). Don’t stand so close to me: Psychopathy and the regulation of interpersonal distance. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 907. (link)

Marsh, A. A., & Cardinale, E. M. (2014). When psychopathy impairs moral judgments: Neural responses during judgments about causing fear. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience, 9, 3-11. (pdf)

Cardinale, E. M., Finger, E. C., Schechter, J. C., Jurkowitz, I. T. N., Blair, R. J. R. & Marsh, A. A. (2014). The moral status of an action influences its perceived intentional status in adolescents with psychopathic traits. In J. Knobe, T. Lombrozo, & S. Nichols (Eds.) Oxford Studies in Experimental Philosophy, Vol. 1. New York: Oxford University Press. (pp. 138-154). (link) (pdf)

Thomas, L. A., Kim, P., Bones, B. L., Hinton, K. E., Milch, H. S., Reynolds, R. C., Adleman, N. E., Marsh, A. A., Blair, R. J. R., Pine, D. S., & Leibenluft, E. (2013). Elevated amygdala responses to emotional faces in youths with chronic irritability or bipolar disorder. Neuroimage: Clinical, 2, 637-645. (link)

Marsh, A. A. (2013). Commentary: When viewing empathy-eliciting scenarios, incarcerated men with high psychopathy display differences in brain activity compared to those with low psychopathy. Evidence Based Mental Health, 4, 96. (link)

Marsh, A. A., Finger, E. C., Fowler, K. A., Adalio, C. J., Jurkowitz, I. T. N., Schechter, J. C., Pine, D. S., Decety, J., & Blair, R. J. R. (2013). Empathic responsiveness in amygdala and anterior cingulate cortex in youths with psychopathic traits. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 54, 900-910. (pdf)

Marsh, A. A. (2013) What can we learn about emotion by studying psychopathy? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 181. (link)

Marsh, A. A., Yu, Henry, H. H., Pine, D. S., Gorodetsky, E., Goldman, D., & Blair, R. J. R. (2012). The influence of oxytocin administration on responses to infant faces and potential moderation by OXTR genotype. Psychopharmacology, 224, 469-76. (pdf)

Marsh, A. A. & Cardinale, E. M. (2012). Psychopathy and fear: Specific impairments in judging behaviors that frighten others. Emotion, 12, 892-898. (pdf)

White, S. F., Marsh, A. A., Fowler, K. A., Schechter, J. C., Adalio, C., Pope, K., Sinclair, S., Pine, D. S., & Blair, R. J. R. (2012). Disrupted amygdala functioning in youth with disruptive behavior disorder and psychopathic traits is a function of emotional processing deficits, not attentional control. American Journal of Psychiatry, 169, 750-758. (link) (pdf)

Finger, E. C., Marsh, A. A., Blair, K. S., Majestic, C., Evangelou, I., Gupta, K., Schneider, M. R., Sims, C. S., Pope, K., Fowler, K., Sinclair, S., Tovar-Moll, F., Pine, D. S., & Blair, R. J. R. (2012). Impaired functional but preserved structural connectivity in limbic white matter tracts in youths with Conduct Disorder or Oppositional Defiant Disorder plus psychopathic traits. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 202, 239-244. (link)

Marsh, A. A. (2011). Empathy and compassion: A cognitive neuroscience perspective. In J. Decety (Ed.) Empathy: From Bench to Bedside. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. (pdf)

Marsh, A. A., Finger, E. C., Fowler, K. A., Jurkowitz, I. T., Schechter, J. C., Yu, H. H., Pine, D. S., & Blair, R. J. R. (2011). Reduced amygdala-orbitofrontal connectivity during moral judgments in youths with disruptive behavior disorders and psychopathic traits. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 194, 279-286. (pdf)

Marsh, A. A., Crowe, S. L., Yu, H. H., Gorodetsky, E. K., Goldman, D., & Blair, R. J. (2011). Serotonin transporter genotype (5-HTTLPR) predicts utilitarian moral judgments. PLoS ONE, 6, e25148. (link)

Commentary: “Our genes help us make tough moral decisions.” EveryOne, October 2011 (link)

Marsh, A. A., Finger, E. C., Schechter, J. C., Jurkowitz, I. T. N., Reid, M. E., & Blair, R. J. R. (2011). Adolescents with psychopathic traits report reductions in physiological responses to fear. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 52, 834-841. (pdf)

Commentary: Fairchild, G. (2011). I don’t second that emotion: subjective experience of fear in adolescents with psychopathic traits – reflections on Marsh et al., 2011.” Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 52, 842-843. (link)

Finger, E. C., Marsh, A. A., Blair, K. S., Reid, M. E., Sims, C., Ng, P., Pine, D. S., & Blair, R. J. R. (2011). Disrupted reinforcement signaling in orbital frontal cortex and caudate in youths with Conduct Disorder/Oppositional Defiant Disorder and high psychopathic traits. American Journal of Psychiatry, 168, 152-162. (link) (pdf)

Marsh, A. A. Kozak, M. N., Wegner, D. M., Reid, M. E., Yu, H. H., & Blair, R. J. R. (2010). The neural substrates of action identification. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience, 5, 392-403. (pdf)

Marsh, A. A., Yu, H. H., Pine, D. S., & Blair, R. J. R. (2010). Oxytocin improves specific recognition of positive facial expressions. Psychopharmacology, 209, 225-32. (pdf)

Marsh, A. A., Yu, H. H., Schechter, J. C., & Blair, R. J. R. (2009). Larger than life: Humans’ nonverbal status cues alter perceived size. PLoS ONE, 4, e5707. (link)

Marsh, A. A., Blair, K. S., Jones, M. M., Soliman, N. & Blair, R. J. R. (2009). Dominance and submission: the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex and responses to status cues. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21, 713-24. (pdf)

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. New York: Guilford, pp. 419-34. (pdf)

Marsh, A. A., Finger, E. C., Mitchell, D. G. V., Reid, M. E., Sims, C., Kosson, D. S., Towbin, K. E., Leibenluft, E., Pine, D. S., & Blair, R. J. R. (2008). Reduced amygdala response to fearful expressions in children and adolescents with callous-unemotional traits and disruptive behavior disorders. American Journal of Psychiatry, 165, 712-20. (Cover article) (pdf)

Commentary: Dolan, M. (2008). Neurobiological disturbances in callous-unemotional youths. American Journal of Psychiatry, 165, 668-670. (link)

Marsh, A. A., Blair R. J. R (2008). Deficits in facial affect recognition among antisocial populations: A meta-analysis. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 32, 454-65. (pdf)

Finger, E. C., Marsh, A. A., Mitchell, D. G. V., Reid, M. E., Sims, C., Budhani, S., Kosson, D. S., Chen, G. Towbin, K. E., Leibenluft, E., Pine, D. S., & Blair, R. J. R. (2008). Abnormal ventromedial prefrontal cortex function in children with psychopathic traits during reversal learning. Archives of General Psychiatry, 65, 586-94. (link) (pdf)

Blair, K. S., Finger, E., Marsh, A. A., Morton, J., Mondillo, K., Buzas, B., Kamel, N., Goldman, D., Drevets, W. C., & Blair, R. J. R. (2008). The role of 5-HTTLPR in choosing the lesser of two evils, the better of two goods: Examining the impact of 5-HTTLPR genotype and tryptophan depletion in object choice. Psychopharmacology, 196, 29-38. (link)

Marsh, A. A., Kozak, M. N., Ambady, N. (2007). Accurate identification of fear facial expressions predicts prosocial behavior. Emotion, 7, 239-51. (pdf)

Marsh, A. A., Elfenbein, H. A., Ambady, N. (2007). Separated by a common language: Nonverbal accents and cultural stereotypes about Americans and Australians. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 38, 284-301. (pdf)

Marsh, A. A., Ambady, N. (2007). The influence of the fear facial expression on prosocial responding. Cognition & Emotion, 21, 225-47. (pdf)

Marsh, A. A., Blair, K. S., Vythilingam, M., Busis, S. & Blair, R. J. R. (2007). Response options and expectations of reward in decision-making: the differential roles of dorsal and rostral anterior cingulate cortex. Neuroimage, 35, 979-88. (pdf)

Budhani, S., Marsh, A. A., Pine, D. S., & Blair, R. J. R. (2007). Neural correlates of response reversal: Considering acquisition. NeuroImage, 34, 1754-65. (link)

Finger, E., Marsh, A. A., Buzas, B., Kamel, N., Richell, R., Vythilingham, M. Pine, D. S., Goldman, D., & Blair, R. J. R. (2007). The impact of tryptophan depletion and 5-HTTLPR genotype on passive avoidance and response reversal instrumental learning tasks. Neuropsychopharmacology, 32, 206-15. (link)

Marsh, A. A., Finger, E., Buzas, B., Kamel, N., Richell, R., Vythilingham, M., Pine, D. S., Goldman, D., & Blair, R. J. R. (2006). Impaired recognition of fear facial expressions in 5-HTTLPR S-polymorphism carriers following tryptophan depletion. Psychopharmacology, 189, 387-94. (link) (pdf)

Blair, K. S., Marsh, A. A., Morton, J., Vythilingam, M., Mondillo, K., Jones, M. M., Pine, D. S., Drevets, W.C., & Blair, R. J. R. (2006). Choosing the lesser of two evils, the better of two goods: Specifying the roles of ventromedial prefrontal cortex and dorsal anterior cingulate in object choice. Journal of Neuroscience, 26, 11379-86. (link)

Finger, E., Marsh, A. A., Mitchell, D. G. V., & Blair, R. J. R. (2006). Caught in the act: The impact of audience on the neural response to morally and socially inappropriate behavior. NeuroImage, 33, 414-21. (link)

Kozak, M., Marsh, A. A., & Wegner, D. M. (2006). What do I think you’re doing? Action identification and mind attribution. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 90, 543-55. (pdf)

Blair, R. J. R., Marsh, A. A., Finger, E., Blair, K. S., & Luo, J. (2006). Neuro-cognitive systems involved in morality. Philosophical Explorations, 9, 13-27. (link) (pdf)

Marsh, A. A., Ambady, N., Kleck, R. E. (2005). The effects of fear and anger facial expressions on approach- and avoidance-related behaviors. Emotion, 5, 119-24. (pdf)

Marsh, A. A., Adams, R. B. Jr, Kleck, R. E. (2005). Why do fear and anger look the way they do? Form and social function in facial expressions. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 73-86. (pdf)

Marsh, A. A., Elfenbein, H. A., Ambady, N. (2003). Nonverbal “accents”: cultural differences in facial expressions of emotion. Psychological Science, 14, 373-6. (pdf)

Elfenbein, H. A., Marsh, A. A., &. Ambady, N. A. (2002). Emotional intelligence and the recognition of emotion from facial expressions. In L. Feldman-Barrett & P. Salovey (Eds.) The Wisdom in Feeling: Psychological Processes in Emotional Intelligence (pp. 37-59). New York: Guilford. (pdf)

Phillips, K. A., Morin, S., Coates, T., Fernyak, S., Marsh, A., & Ramos-Irizarry, L. (2000). Home sample collection for HIV testing. JAMA, 283, 198-199. (link)