Helping the needy helps the self

Jeffrey D. Fisher*, Arie Nadler, Ed Hart, Sheryle J. Whitcher

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A 2 (help present vs. help absent) by 2 (high- vs. low-need potential recipient) design explored the effects of helping a high- or a low-need other on the donor’s self-evaluation. The results indicated that there were more beneficial self-related consequences associated with helping high-than helping low-need others. The conceptual and applied implications of the data are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-192
Number of pages3
JournalBulletin of the Psychonomic Society
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1981


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