Brethel-Haurwitz, K. M., Cardinale, E. M., Vekaria, K. M., Robertson, E. L., VanMeter, J. W., Walitt, B., & Marsh, A. A. (2018). Extraordinary altruists exhibit enhanced self-other overlap in neural responses to distress. Psychological Science, 29(10). doi:10.1177/0956797618779590 Link PDF Commentary

Brethel-Haurwitz, K. M., O’Connell, K., Cardinale, E. M., Stoianova, M., Stoycos, S. A., Lozier, L. M., VanMeter, J. W., & Marsh, A. A. (2017). Amygdala-midbrain connectivity indicates a role for the mammalian parental care system in human altruism. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 284(1865). doi:10.1098/rspb.2017.1131 PDF

Vekaria, K. M., Brethel-Haurwitz, K. M., Cardinale, E. M., Stoycos, S. A., & Marsh, A. A. (2017). Social discounting and distance perceptions in costly altruism. Nature Human Behaviour, 1, 0100. doi:10.1038/s41562-017-0100 PDF Commentary

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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. doi:10.1038/srep18974 PDF

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(42), 15036-15041. doi:10.1073/pnas.1408440111 Link Commentary

Brethel-Haurwitz, K. M., & Marsh, A. A. (2014). Geographical differences in subjective well-being predict extraordinary altruism. Psychological Science, 25(3), 762-771. doi:10.1177/0956797613516148

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Manuscripts submitted or in preparation

O’Connell, K., Brethel-Haurwitz, K. M., Rhoads, S., Cardinale, E. M., Vekaria, K. M., Robertson, E. L., Walitt, B. VanMeter, J. W., & Marsh, A. A. (under review). Increased similarity of neural responses to experienced and empathic distress in costly altruism.

Brethel-Haurwitz, K. M., Stoianova, M., & Marsh, A. A. (in preparation). Empathic emotion regulation in prosocial behavior and altruism. PsyArXiv

Brethel-Haurwitz, K. M., Oathes, D., & Kable, J. W. (in preparation). Inhibitory TMS to right temporoparietal junction modulates inequity aversion.

Brethel-Haurwitz, K. M., & Kable, J. W. (in preparation). Characterization of the selfish personality.

Selected Media Coverage & Contributions

Altruism and kidney donation. The Academic Minute. March 2018.

Why it can make sense to believe in the kindness of strangers. The Conversation. Nov. 2017.

What makes people donate a kidney to a stranger? The Washington Post. April 2017.

The complicated ways that money messes with your morals. BBC. Sept. 2016.

Want to be happy? Giving is more gratifying than receiving. PBS Newshour. Jan. 2016.

Are living organ donors saints... or lunatics? Men’s Health. Dec. 2014.

The science of extreme altruism: Why people risk their lives to save strangers. Vox. Oct. 2014.

Who would donate a kidney to a stranger? An ‘anti-psychopath.’ New York Magazine. Sept. 2014.

Extreme altruism. Right on! The Economist. Sept. 2014.

The biology of altruism: Good deeds may be rooted in the brain. NPR. Sept. 2014.

Could people’s well-being affect likelihood of kidney donation? US News and World Report. Feb. 2014.

Extraordinary altruism: Who gives a kidney to a stranger? The Huffington Post. Jan. 2014.

High well-being could make you more altruistic. The Huffington Post. Jan. 2014.