Recipient's mood, relationship type, and helping.

  title={Recipient's mood, relationship type, and helping.},
  author={Margaret S. Clark and Roland Ouellette and Martha C. Powell and Sandra J. Milberg},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={53 1},
We conducted two studies to examine how a potential helper is affected by having a communal orientation toward a relationship with a potential recipient and by the potential recipient's sadness. We hypothesized that (a) having a communal orientation would increase helping and that (b) people high in communal orientation, but not others, would respond to a potential recipient's sadness by increasing helping. These hypotheses were tested in two studies. In Study 1, individual differences in… CONTINUE READING
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