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Implications of digital technology for empathy, narcissism, and prosocial behavior.

Chandler, J., Konrath, S., & Schwarz, N. (2009). Online and on my mind: Temporary and chronic accessibility influence the assimilation of online characters. Media Psychology, 12, 210–226.

Konrath, S. (2013) The empathy paradox: Increasing disconnection in the age of increasing connection. In Handbook of Research on Technoself: Identity in a Technological Society, Rocci Luppicini (Ed.), IGI Global

Panek, E., Nardis, Y., & Konrath, S. (2013) Mirror or megaphone? How relationships between narcissism and social networking site use differ on Facebook and Twitter. Computers in Human Behavior, 29, 2004-2012.

Konrath, S. (2015) Can text messages make people kinder? In, Miller, C., Furr, M., Knobel, A., & Fleeson, W. (Eds.) Character: New Directions from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology, Oxford University Press, p 412-444

Konrath, S. (2015) Positive technology. Using mobile phones for psychosocial interventions. In Zheng Yan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior, IGI Global, p 871-897

O’Donnell, M., Falk, E., & Konrath, S. (2014) Big data in the new media environment. Commentary in response to Bentley, O’Brien, & Brock, Mapping Collective Behavior in the Big-data era, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37, 94-95

Konrath, S., Falk, E., Fuhrel-Forbis, A., Liu, M., Swain, J., Tolman, R., Cunningham, R., & Walton, M. (2015) Can text messages increase empathy and prosocial behavior? The development and initial validation of Text to Connect. PLOS ONE, 10 (9), e0137585.

James, C., Davis, K., Charmaraman, L., Konrath, S., Slovak, P., Weinstein, E., & Yarosh, L. (2017). Digital life and youth well-being, social connectedness, empathy, and narcissism. Pediatrics, 140(Supplement_2), S71-S75.

Martingano, A.J., Konrath, S., & Herrera, F. (2021) Virtual reality improves emotional, but not cognitive, empathy: A meta-analysis. Technology, Mind, & Behavior. Volume 2, Issue 1. 

Martingano, A. J., Konrath, S., Henritze, E., & Brown, A. D. (2021). The Limited Benefits of Using Virtual Reality 360° Videos to Promote Empathy and Charitable Giving. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 08997640221125804.

Martingano, A. J., Konrath, S., Zarins, S., & Okaomee, A. A. (2022). Empathy, narcissism, alexithymia, and social media use. Psychology of Popular Media.

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