Research: Recent submissions

  • Osili, Una; Kou, Xiaonan; Bergdoll, Jonathan; St. Claire, Mallory; Yang, Le (2016-09-21)
    Charitable bequests and other planned gifts have historically played a significant role in the funding of higher education institutions. Prominent institutions such as Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, and the ...
  • Osili, Una; Ackerman, Jacqueline; Bergdoll, Jonathan; Garcia, Silvia; Li, Yannan; Kane, Addison; Roll, Abe (2016-09-14)
    Giving in Puerto Rico is the first study of its kind to examine the charitable giving patterns, priorities, and attitudes of Puerto Rican households. This report presents details on the Puerto Rican households that give ...
  • Cascio, Christopher N.; Konrath, Sara H.; Falk, Emily B. (2015-03-10)
    Narcissism is a complex phenomenon, involving a level of defensive self-enhancement. Narcissists have avoidant attachment styles, maintain distance in relationships and claim not to need others. However, they are especially ...
  • Konrath, Sara H.; Cheung, Irene (2013-02)
    We review two subjective (mis)perceptions that influence revenge and forgiveness systems. Individual differences predict more (e.g., narcissism) or less (e.g., empathy) revenge, with the opposite pattern for forgiveness. ...
  • Konrath, Sara H.; Bonadonna, John P. (2014)
    Narcissism is a personality trait that is characterized by excessively high self-esteem in combination with low empathy. Since the development of sound instruments to measure the narcissistic personality in the 1970s, ...
  • Konrath, Sara H. (2014)
    The purpose of this chapter is to summarize changes in personality traits that have co-occurred with the rise of new social media, and to evaluate the plausibility of the hypothesis that new social media are a partial ...
  • Konrath, Sara H.; Bonadonna, John P. (2014)
    Narcissism is a personality trait that is characterized by excessively positive self-views and low empathy. It is a complex constellation consisting of mostly positive individual correlates and mostly negative social ...
  • Konrath, Sara H.; Meier, Brian P.; Bushman, Brad J. (PLOS, 2014-08-05)
    Main Objectives The narcissistic personality is characterized by grandiosity, entitlement, and low empathy. This paper describes the development and validation of the Single Item Narcissism Scale (SINS). Although the use ...
  • Bekkers, Rene; Konrath, Sara H.; Smith, David H. (2014-04-08)
    We review the evidence on physiological correlates of volunteering, a neglected but promising field of research. Volunteers are in better health, both self-reported and assessed, and perform better on cognitive tasks. ...
  • Konrath, Sara H. (Oxford UP, 2014)
    Empathic character is a set of interrelated dispositions, skills, motivations, emotions, and behaviors that involve a habitual responsiveness to others’ needs. It is linked to higher prosocial behavior, lower aggression, ...
  • Dempsey, Amanda F.; Fuhrel-Forbis, Andrea; Konrath, Sara H. (PLOS, 2014-06-14)
    Background Validated measures that can accurate describe young adults’ HPV vaccination attitudes and how these relate to vaccination intention and receipt are needed for developing interventions to improve low HPV ...
  • Reinhard, David A.; Konrath, Sara H.; Lopez, William D.; Cameron, Heather G. (PLOS, 2012-01-23)
    Background Narcissism is characterized by grandiosity, low empathy, and entitlement. There has been limited research regarding the hormonal correlates of narcissism, despite the potential health implications. ...
  • Konrath, Sara H.; Novin, Sheida; Li, Tao (2012-08)
    Previous research finds positive relationships between alexithymia and aggression. This study examined potential interpersonal factors that might elicit aggressiveness among people with high levels of alexithymia. College ...
  • Konrath, Sara H. (2014-01-21)
  • Konrath, Sara H. (2014-01-21)
  • Konrath, Sara H.; Falk, Emily; Fuhrel-Forbis, Andrea; Liu, Mary; Swain, James; Tolman, Richard; Cunningham, Rebecca; Walton, Maureen (PLOS, 2015-09-10)
    To what extent can simple mental exercises cause shifts in empathic habits? Can we use mobile technology to make people more empathic? It may depend on how empathy is measured. Scholars have identified a number of different ...
  • Mesch, Debra; Osili, Una; Pactor, Andrea; Ackerman, Jacqueline; Bergdoll, Jonathan; Dale, Elizabeth (2016-05-24)
    Within academic research, individual philanthropy directed to women’s and girls’ causes has been understudied. This study highlights new data to understanding who gives to women’s and girls’ causes and their motivations ...
  • Osili, Una; Clark, Chelsea; Bergdoll, Jonathan (2016-05-19)
    This project examines an underexplored topic—intra-family connections across generations (as opposed to inter-family connections)—and takes it one step further. The study provides a more useful framework for understanding ...
  • Benjamin, Lehn M.; Campbell, David (Sage, 2015-10)
    Performance is a key concern for nonprofits providing human services. Yet our understanding of what drives performance remains incomplete. Existing outcome measurement systems track the programmatic activities staff complete ...

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