Layous et al., 2012: Performing acts of kindness increased social acceptance among children over 4 weeks
Layous, K., Nelson, S. K., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2013). What is the optimal way to deliver a positive activity intervention? The case of writing about one’s best possible selves. Journal of Happiness Studies, 14(2), 635-654.Download PDF
Encouraging 9 to 11 year-olds to perform three kind acts (instead of to visit three places) per week over 4 weeks showed a greater increase in the number of peers who nominated them as someone they would like to spend time with.