Virtual Sips and Science: The Rise of American Burnout with Dr. Sara Konrath

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Burnout typically describes overwhelmed adults in the workforce, and is defined as a “special type of job stress—a state of physical, emotional, or mental exhaustion combined with doubts about your competence and the value of your work.” However, burnout symptoms have been increasing over time and are now affecting younger generations prior to reaching the workforce. Understand the symptoms of burnout and how they are evolving over time. Learn how we can address these symptoms, individually and as a society, to combat the American culture of burnout.

Sara Konrath is a fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study and is Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She received her PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2007. Konrath is the director of the Interdisciplinary Program on Empathy and Altruism Research (iPEAR), a research lab with a primary focus on motivations, traits, and behaviors relevant to philanthropic giving, volunteering and other prosocial behaviors. Her work has been published in top scientific journals and has been featured in several media outlets, including the New York Times, Huffington Post, Time Magazine, CNN, and NPR radio.

This event is hosted by the Center for Brain Health at the University of Texas at Dallas. To register, please visit