Martin Hoffman

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Martin L. Hoffman was an American psychologist and a professor emeritus of clinical and developmental psychology at New York University.[1]

In his career, Hoffman is primarily focused on development of empathy and its relationship with moral development,[2] which he defines as "people's consideration for others."[3] His research also touches on areas such as empathic anger, sympathy, guilt and feelings of injustice.[1]

Hoffman did his undergraduate studies at Purdue University, receiving a B.S. in electrical engineering in 1945. He earned a master's degree in psychology at the University of Michigan in 1947 and a PhD in social psychology at the University of Michigan in 1951.[1] In the 1960s, he became editor of the Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, and oversaw its conversion from a newsletter to an academic journal.[4]

He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Society.[1]

Books[edit]

  • Hoffman, Martin L. (2000). Empathy and Moral Development: Implications for Caring and Justice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CBO9780511805851. ISBN 9780511805851.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Faculty profile at NYU.
  2. ^ Angier, Natalie (May 9, 1995), "Scientists Mull Role of Empathy In Man and Beast", New York Times.
  3. ^ Hoffman, Martin L. (2000-04-13). Empathy and Moral Development: Implications for Caring and Justice (1 ed.). Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/cbo9780511805851. ISBN 978-0-521-58034-2.
  4. ^ "Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Merrill-Palmer Quarterly", Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 2004.
  5. ^ Reviews of Empathy and Moral Development: Implications for Caring and Justice: