Title

Effects of Mood on Helping Behavior

Date

5-29-2014 9:00 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 11:00 AM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Psychology

Session Chair

David Foster

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences Poster Session 1

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Dr. Chehalis Strapp

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

This research predicted that there would be a difference in helping behavior between participants in a happy mood vs. neutral mood. Participants were 25 happy students and 25 neutral with a mean age of 22 years (SD=4.5). Happy students watched a 3 minute clip of Kevin Hart and the control group watched the 3 minute Mood Induction: Neutral clip. Helping behavior was determined by participant’s willingness to help someone after “leaving” the study. Results indicated that there was a difference between the groups in willingness to help and suggest that mood influences helping behavior.

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May 29th, 9:00 AM May 29th, 11:00 AM

Effects of Mood on Helping Behavior

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

This research predicted that there would be a difference in helping behavior between participants in a happy mood vs. neutral mood. Participants were 25 happy students and 25 neutral with a mean age of 22 years (SD=4.5). Happy students watched a 3 minute clip of Kevin Hart and the control group watched the 3 minute Mood Induction: Neutral clip. Helping behavior was determined by participant’s willingness to help someone after “leaving” the study. Results indicated that there was a difference between the groups in willingness to help and suggest that mood influences helping behavior.