Dr. Sara Konrath directs the Interdisciplinary Program for Empathy and Altruism Research (iPEAR). Her research tracks changes over time in empathy and related traits in American young adults, and examines potential implications of digital technology for empathy. She has developed digital empathy-building tools for youth (Text to Connect; Random App of Kindness), and has created other empathy-training programs for other groups (e.g., teachers, physicians, museums, nonprofits). Konrath has published dozens of papers in top scientific journals, writes a popular Psychology Today blog, and her research has been featured in national and international media. She is an Associate Professor at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
This profile was last updated on January 10, 2022