Lara B Aknin

Summary

Affiliation: University of British Columbia
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Giving leads to happiness in young children
    Lara B Aknin
    Psychology Department, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e39211. 2012
  2. pmc It's the recipient that counts: spending money on strong social ties leads to greater happiness than spending on weak social ties
    Lara B Aknin
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 6:e17018. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Prosocial spending and well-being: cross-cultural evidence for a psychological universal
    Lara B Aknin
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 104:635-52. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Spending money on others promotes happiness
    Elizabeth W Dunn
    Department of Psychology, 2136 West Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Science 319:1687-8. 2008
  5. doi request reprint 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

Detail Information

Publications5

  1. pmc Giving leads to happiness in young children
    Lara B Aknin
    Psychology Department, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e39211. 2012
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  2. pmc It's the recipient that counts: spending money on strong social ties leads to greater happiness than spending on weak social ties
    Lara 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...
  3. doi request reprint Prosocial spending and well-being: cross-cultural evidence for a psychological universal
    Lara 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...
  4. doi request reprint Spending money on others promotes happiness
    Elizabeth 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...
  5. doi request reprint 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...