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    • Does Social Connection Turn Good Deeds into Good Feelings? On the Value of Putting the 'Social' in Prosocial Spending 

      Aknin, Lara B.; Dunn, Elizabeth; Sandstrom, Gillian; Norton, Michael Irwin (2013)
      When are the emotional benefits of generous behavior most likely to emerge? In three studies, we demonstrate that the hedonic benefits of generous spending are most likely when spending promotes positive social connection. ...
    • Making a Difference Matters: Impact Unlocks the Emotional Benefits of Prosocial Spending 

      Aknin, Lara B.; Dunn, Elizabeth W.; Whillans, Ashley V.; Grant, Adam M.; Norton, Michael Irwin (Elsevier, 2013)
      When does giving lead to happiness? Here, we present two studies demonstrating that the emotional benefits of spending money on others (prosocial spending) are unleashed when givers are aware of their positive impact. ...
    • Prosocial Bonuses Increase Employee Satisfaction and Team Performance 

      Anik, Lalin; Aknin, Lara B.; Dunn, Elizabeth W.; Norton, Michael Irwin; Quoidbach, Jordi (Public Library of Science, 2013-10-21)
      In three field studies, we explore the impact of providing employees and teammates with prosocial bonuses, a novel type of bonus spent on others rather than on oneself. In Experiment 1, we show that prosocial bonuses in ...
    • Prosocial Bonuses Increase Employee Satisfaction and Team Performance 

      Anik, Lalin; Aknin, Lara B.; Norton, Michael Irwin; Dunn, Elizabeth W.; Quoidbach, Jordi (2013-05-21)
      In two field studies, we explore the impact of providing employees and teammates with prosocial bonuses, a novel type of bonus spent on others rather than on oneself. In Experiment 1, we show that prosocial bonuses in the ...
    • Prosocial Spending and Happiness: Using Money to Benefit Others Pays Off 

      Dunn, Elizabeth W.; Aknin, Lara B.; Norton, Michael Irwin (2013-10-21)
      While a great deal of research has shown that people with more money are somewhat happier than people with less money, our research demonstrates that how people spend their money also matters for their happiness. In ...
    • Prosocial Spending and Well-Being: Cross-Cultural Evidence for a Psychological Universal 

      Aknin, Lara B.; Barrington-Leigh, Christopher P.; Dunn, Elizabeth W.; Helliwell, John F.; Burns, Justine; Biswas-Diener, Robert; Kemeza, Imelda; Nyende, Paul; Ashton-James, Claire; Norton, Michael Irwin (American Psychological Association, 2013)
      This research provides the first support for a possible psychological universal: Human beings around the world derive emotional benefits from using their financial resources to help others (prosocial spending). In Study ...