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Acts of kindness and acts of novelty affect life satisfaction

Buchanan, K and Bardi, A (2010) 'Acts of kindness and acts of novelty affect life satisfaction.' Journal of Social Psychology, 150 (3). 235 - 237. ISSN 0022-4545


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The present experiment was designed to establish the effects of acts of kindness and acts of novelty on life satisfaction. Participants aged 18-60 took part on a voluntary basis. They were randomly assigned to perform either acts of kindness, acts of novelty, or no acts on a daily basis for 10 days. Their life satisfaction was measured before and after the 10-day experiment. As expected, performing acts of kindness or acts of novelty resulted in an increase in life satisfaction. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2015 11:12
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2017 13:15

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