Publication: Handbook of social psychophysiology

Mood states and prosocial behavior

Center Authors: Salovey, P.


In this chapter, the authors examine the impact of positive and negative moods on helping behavior and argue that these affect-action sequences may be made more understandable by examining the mood- and self-relevant cognitions.

Salovey, P., & Rosenhan, D. L. (1989). Mood states and prosocial behavior. In H. Wagner & A. Manstead (Eds.), Handbook of social psychophysiology (pp. 371-391). Oxford: John Wiley & Sons.