Spending money on others promotes happiness.

  title={Spending money on others promotes happiness.},
  author={Elizabeth W. Dunn and Lara B. Aknin and Michael I. Norton},
  volume={319 5870},
Although much research has examined the effect of income on happiness, we suggest that how people spend their money may be at least as important as how much money they earn. Specifically, we hypothesized that spending money on other people may have a more positive impact on happiness than spending money on oneself. Providing converging evidence for this hypothesis, we found that spending more of one's income on others predicted greater happiness both cross-sectionally (in a nationally… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
182 Citations
1 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 182 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.

Piliavin in Flourishing: Positive psychology and the life well-lived

  • J A.
  • 2003
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…