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Lyubomirsky et al., 2005, Study 1, described in Lyubomirsky et al., 2005: Performing five acts of kindness per day over six weeks increased happiness among college students over this period

Reference:

Lyubomirsky, S., Sheldon, K. M., & Schkade, D. (2005). Pursuing happiness: the architecture of sustainable change. Review of general psychology, 9(2), 111.
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Summary:

Asking college students to perform 5 acts of kindness on a single day each week for 6 weeks increased happiness over this period, as compared to both a no-treatment control group and students asked to perform 5 acts of kindness spread over the week.

Psychological Process:

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

To Feel Connected, Included, Respected, and Valued by Others

Approach to Desired Meaning

What about it?

Remedy Threats to Belonging that Undermine Functioning

Psychological Question Addressed

Am I connected to others?

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

Bolstering beliefs about social connectedness

Psychological Question Addressed

Am I connected to others?

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Walton & Wilson, 2018