Lara B Aknin
Affiliation: University of British Columbia
- Giving leads to happiness in young childrenLara B Aknin
Psychology Department, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
PLoS ONE 7:e39211. 2012....
- It's the recipient that counts: spending money on strong social ties leads to greater happiness than spending on weak social tiesLara B Aknin
Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
PLoS ONE 6:e17018. 2011..These results add to the growing literature examining the factors that moderate the link between prosocial behaviour and happiness...
- Prosocial spending and well-being: cross-cultural evidence for a psychological universalLara B Aknin
Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
J Pers Soc Psychol 104:635-52. 2013..Our findings suggest that the reward experienced from helping others may be deeply ingrained in human nature, emerging in diverse cultural and economic contexts...
- Spending money on others promotes happinessElizabeth W Dunn
Department of Psychology, 2136 West Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
Science 319:1687-8. 2008..Finally, participants who were randomly assigned to spend money on others experienced greater happiness than those assigned to spend money on themselves...
- On the costs of self-interested economic behavior: how does stinginess get under the skin?Elizabeth W Dunn
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
J Health Psychol 15:627-33. 2010..Thus, shame and cortisol represent plausible emotional and biological pathways linking everyday decisions with downstream consequences for health...