- Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Sara Konrath is a social psychologist who directs the Interdisciplinary Program on Empathy and Altruism Research at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Her research explores changes over time in social and emotional traits among American young people. Other research examines implications of these traits for individuals themselves and for other people. She also creates and evaluates empathy-training programs for various groups, including young people, teachers, doctors, museums, and other organizations. Finally, her research examines the intersection of empathy and technology. Konrath writes a popular Psychology Today blog (The Empathy Gap) and is regularly featured in national and international media outlets. Her forthcoming book is called Culture of Burnout: American life in an age of increasing expectations (Oxford University Press). She is currently a visiting professor at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (2020-2021).