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Dunn, E. W., Whillans, A. V., & Norton, M. I. & Aknin, L. B. (in press). Prosocial Spending and Buying Time: Money as a Tool for Increasing Subjective Well-Being. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology.

Aknin, L. B., Whillans, A. V., Norton, M. I., & Dunn, E. W. (2019). Prosocial behaviour and happiness: A critical evaluation of the evidence. World Happiness Report. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Aknin, L. B., Dunn, E. W., Proulx, J.,Lee, I., & Norton, M. I. (Accepted In Principle). Does spending money on others promote happiness?: A registered replication report. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Wiwad, D., Mercier, B., Maraun, M. D., Robinson, A. R., Piff, P. K., Aknin, L. B., & Shariff, A. F. (2019). The Support for Economic Inequality Scale: Development and adjudicationPLoS ONE, 14, e0218685. OSF Page

Whillans, A. V., Aknin, L. B., Ross, C., Chen, L., Chen, F. S. (2019). Common variants of the oxytocin receptor gene do not predict the emotional benefits of prosocial spending. EmotionOSF Page

Hanniball, K. B., Gatner, D. G., Douglas, K. S., Viljoen, J. L., & Aknin, L. B. (2019). Examining the Triarchic Psychopathy Measure (TriPM) and Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality (CAPP) in self-identified offender populations. Journal of Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment.

Aknin, L. B., Wiwad, D. & Girme, Y. (2019). Not all gifts are good: The potential costs of motivated gifts. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 49, 75-85.  OSF Page

Hanniball, K*., Aknin, L.B.*, Douglas, K., & Viljoen (2019). Does giving leads to happiness in at-risk and antisocial populations? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 82, 307-317.  OSF Page

Aknin, L.B., Wiwad, D., & Hanniball, K. B. (2018). Buying well-being: Spending behavior and happiness. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 12(5), e12386.

Greenaway, K., & Aknin, L. B. (2018). Do people turn to visible reminders of group identity unders stress? Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 48(4), 205-216.

Helliwell, J. F., & Aknin, L.B. (2018). Expanding the social science of well-being. Nature Human Behaviour. doi:10.1038/s41562-018-0308-5

Aknin, L. B., Van de Vondervoort, J. W., & Hamlin, J. K. (2018). Positive feelings reward and promote prosocial behavior. Current Opinion in Psychology, 20, 55-59. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2017.08.017

Van de Vondervoort, J., Aknin, L. B., Hamlin, J. K., Slevinsky, J. & Kushnir, T. (2018). Selectivity in toddlers' behavioral and emotional reactions to prosocial and antisocial others. Developmental Psychology, 54(1), 1-14. DOI: 10.1037/dev0000404

Schmitt, M.T., Aknin, L.B., Axen, J., & Schwom, R. (2018). Unpacking the relationships between pro-environmental behavior, life satisfaction, and perceived ecological threat. Ecological Economics, 143, 130-140. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.07.007

Aime, H., Broesch, T., Aknin, L. B. & Warneken, F. (2017). Evidence for proactive and reactive helping in two- to five-year-olds from a small-scale society. PLoS ONE 12(11): e0187787. https://doi.org/ 10.1371/journal.pone.0187787

Wiwad, D. & Aknin, L. B. (2017). Motives matter: The emotional consequences of recalled self- and other- focused prosocial acts. Motivation and Emotion, 41, 730-740.  DOI:10.1007/s11031-017-9638-2 . OSF Page

Aknin, L. B., Mayraz, G. & Helliwell, J. F. (2016). The emotional consequences of donation opportunities.  Journal of Positive Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/17439760.2016.1163409

Shariff, A. F., Wiwad, D., & Aknin, L. B. (in press). Income mobility breeds tolerance for income inequality: Cross-national and experimental evidence. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11. DOI: 10.1177/1745691616635596

Carlson, R., Aknin, L.B., & Liotti, M. (2015). When is giving an impulse?: An ERP investigation of intuitive prosociality. Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience. 

Aknin, L. B. & Human, L. J. (2015). Give a piece of you: Gifts that reflect givers promote closeness. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 60, 8-16.

Aknin, L. B., Broesch, T., Hamlin, J. K., & Van de Vondervoot, J. (2015). Prosocial behavior leads to happiness in a small-scale rural society. Journal of Experimental Psychology-General.

Aknin, L. B., Van Boven, L., Johnson-Graham, L. (2014). Abstract construals make the emotional rewards of prosocial behavior more salient. Journal of Positive Psychology.

Aknin, L.B. Fleerackers, A.L. & Hamlin, J. K. (2014). Can third-party observers detect the emotional rewards of generous spending? Journal of Positive Psychology, 9(3), 198-203.  doi:10.1080/17439760.2014.888578

Shariff, A. F. & Aknin, L. B. (2014). The emotional toll of Hell: Cross-national and experimental evidence for the negative well-being effects of Hell beliefs. PLoS ONE , 9(1): e85251. 

Dunn, E. W., Aknin, L. B., & Norton, M. I. (2014). Prosocial spending and happiness: Using money to benefit others pays off. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 41-47.

Anik, L., Aknin, L. B., Norton, M. I., Dunn, E. W., & Quoidbach, J. (2013). Prosocial spending increases job satisfaction and organizational commitment. PLoS ONE, 8(9), e75509.

Aknin, L. B., Dunn, E. W., Sandstrom, G. M., & Norton, M. I. (2013). Does Social Connection Turn Good Deeds into Good Feelings?: The Value of Putting the "Social" in Prosocial Spending. International Journal of Happiness and Development, 1 (2), 155-171.

Aknin, L. B., Dunn, E. W., Whillans, A., Grant, A. M., & Norton, M. I. (2013). Making a difference matters: Impact unlocks the emotional benefits of prosocial spending. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. doi: 10.1016/j.jebo.2013.01.008

Aknin, L. B., Barrington-Leigh, C. P., Dunn, E. W., Helliwell, J. F., Burns, J., Biswas-Diener, R., Kemeza, I., Nyende, P., Ashton-James, C. E., & Norton, M. I. (2013). Prosocial spending and well-being: Cross-cultural evidence for a psychological universal. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104(4), 635-652.

Aknin, L. B., Hamlin, J.K. & Dunn, E. W. (2012). Giving leads to happiness in young children. PLoS ONE, 7(6), e39211.

Aknin, L. B., & Dunn, E. W. (2013). Spending money on others leads to higher happiness than spending on yourself. In J. Froh & A. Parks (Eds.), Activities for teaching positive psychology: A guide for instructors (pp. 93-95). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Aknin, L. B., Dunn, E. W., & Norton, M. I. (2011). Happiness runs in a circular motion: Evidence for a positive feedback loop between prosocial spending and happiness. Journal of Happiness Studies, 13(2), 347-355. DOI: 10.1007/s10902-011-9267-5

Norton, M. I, Anik, L., Aknin, L. B., & Dunn, E. W. (2011). Is life nasty, brutish, and short? Philosophies of life and well-being. Social Psychological and Personality Sciences. 2(6), 570-575. DOI: 10.1177/194855061140142

Aknin, L. B., Sandstrom, G. M., Dunn, E. W., & Norton, M. I. (2011). It’s the recipient that counts: Spending money on strong social ties leads to greater happiness than spending on weak social ties. PLoS ONE, 6(2), e17018. 

Aknin, L. B., Sandstrom, G. M., Dunn, E. W., & Norton, M. I. (2011). Investing in others: Prosocial spending for (pro)social change. In R. Biswas-Diener (Ed.), Positive Psychology as a Mechanism for Social Change. London: Springer (219-234).

Dunn, E. W., Buchtel, E. E., & Aknin, L. B. (2011). Consensus at the heart of division: Commentary on Norton and Ariely. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 6, 13-14.

Dunn, E. W., Ashton-James, C., Hanson, M. D., & Aknin, L. B. (2010). On the costs of self-interested economic behavior: How does stinginess get under the skin? Journal of Health Psychology, 15, 627-633.

Anik, L., Aknin, L. B., Norton, M. I. & Dunn, E. W. (2010). Feeling good about giving: The hedonic benefits of charitable giving. In D. Oppenheimer & C.Y. Olivola (Eds.), The Science of Giving: Experimental Approaches to the Study of Charity. NY: Taylor and Francis (pp. 1-28).

Aknin, L. B., Norton, M. I. & Dunn, E. W. (2009). From wealth to well-being? Money matters, but less than people think. Journal of Positive Psychology, 4, 523-527.

Dunn, E. W., Aknin, L. B., & Norton, M. I. (2008). Spending money on others promotes happiness. Science, 319, 1687-1688.