Assistant Professor of Philanthropic Studies, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Sara Konrath is the director of the Interdisciplinary Program on Empathy and Altruism Research (iPEAR), a research lab with a primary focus on motivations, traits, and behaviors relevant to charitable giving, volunteering, and other prosocial behaviors. Her recent research has found that empathy has been declining in recent years among younger generations in the United States. Other research has found that people’s motives for giving have implications for their health. In her current work, she is using mobile phones to implement empathy-building programs. Her work has been published in top scientific journals and has been featured in several media outlets. See www.iPEARlab.org for more information.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Philanthropic Studies, Indiana University

Education

  • 2007 
    University of Michigan, Social Psychology