Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior

@article{Bartlett2006GratitudeAP,
  title={Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior},
  author={Monica Y Bartlett and D. DeSteno},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={17},
  pages={319 - 325}
}
The ability of the emotion gratitude to shape costly prosocial behavior was examined in three studies employing interpersonal emotion inductions and requests for assistance. Study 1 demonstrated that gratitude increases efforts to assist a benefactor even when such efforts are costly (i.e., hedonically negative), and that this increase differs from the effects of a general positive affective state. Additionally, mediational analyses revealed that gratitude, as opposed to simple awareness of… Expand

Paper Mentions

Interventional Clinical Trial
Gratitude - an emotion felt when an individual receives something beneficial from other people or entities - has been shown to positively affect well-being. Beginning in 2003… Expand
ConditionsEvents Control, Gratitude + Expectations, Gratitude + No Expectations
InterventionBehavioral
Four experiments on the relational dynamics and prosocial consequences of gratitude
Beyond reciprocity: gratitude and relationships in everyday life.
The social functions of the emotion of gratitude via expression.
A Grateful Heart is a Nonviolent Heart
Does Gratitude Enhance Prosociality?: A Meta-Analytic Review
[What factors of prosocial behavior evoke recipients’ gratitude and indebtedness? An experimental examination].
[The effect of cognitive appraisal and emotional experience on interpersonal behavior in situations arousing gratitude].
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