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The Effect of Feeling Good on a Helping Task that is Incompatible with Good Mood
Alice M. Isen and Stanley F. Simmonds
Vol. 41, No. 4 (Dec., 1978), pp. 346-349
Published by: American Sociological Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3033588
Page Count: 4
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A field study investigated the role of type of helping task in the previously observed relationship between feeling good and helping. Results indicated that procedures designed to induce good mood are likely to facilitate helping only where the helping task is not incompatible with the good feeling state. Implications for the mediation of the relationship between good mood and helping are discussed.
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