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Layous et al., 2012: Performing acts of kindness increased social acceptance among children over 4 weeks

Reference:

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.
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Summary:

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.

Psychological Process:

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

Other People and Groups

Approach to Desired Meaning

What about it?

Changing how other people appear to view the self

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Am I loved and valued?Am I loved and valued?

Psychological Question Addressed

Am I loved and valued?

Psychological Process 2:

Need

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What About it?

Approach to Desired Meaning

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Process 3:

Need

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Am I loved and valued?

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Walton & Wilson, 2018