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Performing random acts of kindness increases the happiness in both the givers and receivers. However, people underestimate the positive value performing a random act of kindness may have.
In this episode Professor Kumar discusses his recent paper "A Little Good Goes an Unexpectedly Long Way: Underestimating the Positive Impact of Kindness on Recipients" published in August of 2022 in the Journal of Experimental Psychology
Professor Amit Kumar is currently an Asst. Professor of Marketing and Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the Mc Combs faculty, he completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Cornell University and his A.B. in Psychology and Economics from Harvard University.
Professor Kumar’s research focuses on the scientific study of happiness and has been featured in popular media outlets such as The Atlantic, Bloomberg, Business Insider, CNBC, CNN, Forbes, Fortune Magazine, Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, National Geographic, The New York Times, NPR, Oprah Daily, Scientific American, Time Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.
His scholarly work has been published in many journals including Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, Current Opinion in Psychology, Emotion, The Journal of Consumer Psychology, The Journal of Experimental Psychology: General and the list goes on.