Sara Konrath is a social psychologist who directs the Interdisciplinary Program on Empathy and Altruism Research at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
Her scientific research focuses on topics related to social and emotional intelligence. For example, her studies explore changes over time in these traits among American young people. Other research examines implications of these traits for individuals themselves and for other people. For example, she has published extensively on the health and happiness benefits of giving. She also creates and evaluates empathy-building training programs in a variety of groups, including young people, nonprofit professionals, art museum staff and visitors, and doctors.