Psych. M.D.- Feel-good, Do-good PhenomenonThis is a featured page

Term: Feel-good, Do-good Phenomenon
Definition (Myers): People's tendency to be helpful when already in a good mood.
Definition (alternative): When do you help other people? According to this theory, you are more likely to help other people when you are already in a good mood. So, if you just got an "A" on the big exam and a friend just gave you a great gift, you are more likely to help someone else that you might not if you weren't in such a good mood. *
Contextual explanation: It is basically a feeling. When you are having a nice day for example, you got into Harvard University, you don't get mad even when you hear your sister yelling at you. You think that is lovely and the world is just perfect to live in. It is different from getting high from drugs. This can change one's personality for a minute.

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This is a funny video of telling you to be generous when you give to people.

This is Mr. Bean feeling good and happy. He gives a money to a beggar.

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