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J Soc Psychol. 2010 May-Jun;150(3):235-7. doi: 10.1080/00224540903365554.

Acts of kindness and acts of novelty affect life satisfaction.

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University of Kent.

Abstract

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.

PMID:
20575332
DOI:
10.1080/00224540903365554
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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