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Happiness Runs in a Circular Motion: Evidence for a Positive Feedback Loop between Prosocial Spending and Happiness

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  • Lara Aknin

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  • Elizabeth Dunn
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  • Lara Aknin & Elizabeth Dunn & Michael Norton, 2012. "Happiness Runs in a Circular Motion: Evidence for a Positive Feedback Loop between Prosocial Spending and Happiness," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 13(2), pages 347-355, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jhappi:v:13:y:2012:i:2:p:347-355
    DOI: 10.1007/s10902-011-9267-5
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    3. Tim Tiefenbach & Florian Kohlbacher, 2015. "Happiness in Japan in Times of Upheaval: Empirical Evidence from the National Survey on Lifestyle Preferences," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 16(2), pages 333-366, April.
    4. Mukherjee, Sumitava & Sahay, Arvind, 2014. "Simultaneous evaluation of pro-self and prosocial bonus schemes: Implications for newer management policies towards social betterment," IIMA Working Papers WP2014-03-13, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Research and Publication Department.
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    16. Jan-Emmanuel De Neve & Ed Diener & Louis Tay & Cody Xuereb, 2013. "The Objective Benefits of Subjective Well-Being," CEP Discussion Papers dp1236, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
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