Norma Feshbach
Moore Hall 2031B
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521

P: (310) 825-8338

Norma Feshbach

Professor Emerita


Ph.D., Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 1956

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Emotional, social and personality development
  • The development, measurement, and training of empathy
  • Parental stress
  • Child advocacy
  • Child abuse and social policy
  • Children’s ethnic tolerance

Select Publications

Big world, Small screen: The role of television in American Society (with others). University of Nebraska Press, 1992.

The construct of empathy and the phenomenon of physical maltreatment of children. In D.ÊCicchetti and V. Carlson (Eds.), Child maltreatment: Theory and research on the causes and consequences of child abuse and neglect (pp. 349-373). Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Affective processes and academic achievement (with S. Feshbach). Child Development, 58, 1335-1347, 1987.

Empathy, empathy training and the regulation of aggression in elementary school children. In R.ÊM. Kaplan, V. J. Konecni, and R. Novoco (Eds.), Aggression in children and youth (pp. 192-208). The Hague, Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1984.