Thomaes et al., 2012: Affirming values increased prosocial feelings and behavior among antisocial adolescents over three months
Thomaes, S., Bushman, B. J., de Castro, B. O., & Reijntjes, A. (2012). Arousing “gentle passions” in young adolescents: Sustained experimental effects of value affirmations on prosocial feelings and behaviors. Developmental Psychology, 48(1), 103.Download PDF
Adolescents, especially those who were more antisocial at baseline, showed greater prosocial feelings and behavior over a 3-month period following a values-affirmation.