Title

The Link Between Positive Mood States and Altuism

Date

5-30-2013 9:00 AM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Psychology

Session Chair

David Foster

Session Title

Psychology Poster Session 1

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Ethan McMahan

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

We predict that inducing a positive mood state will illicit altruistic behavior. Using a between subjects design, twenty participants, will be randomly assigned to either a positive or neutral mood condition. Each group will be shown either a funny video clip (positive mood condition) or an informative clip (neutral mood condition). Subjects will then be given an opportunity to volunteer to help out with a future volunteer opportunity. We anticipate that the results will show those assigned to the positive mood state condition, will be more likely to volunteer for a future task, which is consistent with our hypothesis.

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May 30th, 9:00 AM

The Link Between Positive Mood States and Altuism

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

We predict that inducing a positive mood state will illicit altruistic behavior. Using a between subjects design, twenty participants, will be randomly assigned to either a positive or neutral mood condition. Each group will be shown either a funny video clip (positive mood condition) or an informative clip (neutral mood condition). Subjects will then be given an opportunity to volunteer to help out with a future volunteer opportunity. We anticipate that the results will show those assigned to the positive mood state condition, will be more likely to volunteer for a future task, which is consistent with our hypothesis.