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|Other Titles:||Effect of Altruism on the Regulation of Negative Emotion|
Department of Educational Psychology, NTNU
The effect of altruism on affect was examined in this study, In Experiment I, two articles with different content were presented to participants. Results indicated that the article with kind and pleasant content produced positive affect while the one describing an earthquake disaster produced negative affect for the participants. In Experiment 2, the participants were first asked to read the same article about earthquake disaster in Experiment I. Then they were asked if they would like to donate some money or to work as a volunteer to help the earthquake survivors. Participants who wished to help the survivors in Experiment 2 reported less negative affect than participants in Experiment I who read the same article. The hypothesis that willingness to help others produced a decrease in negative affect is confirmed. Implications for education are discussed
|Appears in Collections:||教育心理學報|
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