Academic Studies

 

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  • Qu, Heng; Osili, Una (Sage, 2017)
    This study investigates program-related investments (PRIs), which are mechanisms that foundations can use to achieve charitable purposes while generating moderate financial returns. There is a growing interest in PRIs and ...
  • Konrath, Sara H.; Tian, Yuan (2017)
    There are many motivations for prosocial behavior, some more altruistic and some more egoistic. We posit that more narcissistic people may perform prosocial acts strategically, for example, to improve their reputations or ...
  • Rooney, Patrick; Hayat, Amir; Kramarek, Michal; Wang, Xiaoyun (2014-07-10)
    The estate tax plays an important and controversial role in many aspects of our society. This paper focuses on one of the more important and more controversial aspects of the estate tax. Namely, we examine the relationships ...
  • Chopik, William J.; O'Brien, Ed; Konrath, Sara H. (Sage, 2017-01)
    Cultural practices socialize people to relate to others in different ways. One critical way in which these interpersonal bonds are formed and maintained is via empathy, our emotional reactivity toward others’ experiences. ...
  • Nathan, Sarah K.; Tempel, Eugene R. (2017)
    Who are fundraisers today? How and why do individuals become fundraisers? And, what is the situation with fundraisers in the various nonprofit subsectors? Fundraisers in the 21st Century provides fresh insight into ...
  • Bach, Rachel; Defever, Andrew M.; Chopik, William J.; Konrath, Sara H. (Elsevier, 2016)
    Empathy is often studied at the individual level, but little is known about variation in empathy across geographic regions and how this variation is associated with important regional-level outcomes. The present study ...
  • Bekkers, René; Konrath, Sara H.; Smith, David H. (2016)
    We review research on physiological correlates of volunteering, a neglected but promising research field. Some of these correlates seem to be causal factors influencing volunteering. Volunteers tend to have better physical ...
  • Shaker, Genevieve G.; Borden, Victor M. H.; Kienker, Brittany L. (Sage, 2016-02)
    The phenomenon of workplace giving is underexamined in the scholarly literature; philanthropic gifts by employees to their nonprofit employers have received less attention within national and transnational contexts. This ...
  • Konrath, Sara H.; Ho, Meng-Han; Zarins, Sasha (Springer, 2016-06)
    Across three studies, we examined the relationship between narcissism, prosocial behaviors, and the reasons why people engaged in them. Specifically, we examined how narcissistic people engaged in charitable donations, ...
  • 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 ...

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