Give Them The Gift They’re Expecting


Recipients appreciated receiving items from their wish list more than unsolicited items, and perceived the requested items to be more thoughtful and considerate. Givers seem to be relatively more receptive to a specific suggestion than to a list, which may be important for us to note if we want to give others clear advice on what gifts to get for us.

“Kimberlee Weaver, associate professor of marketing at Virginia Tech“Feeling Good about Giving: The Benefits (and Costs) of Self-Interested Charitable Behavior”, Harvard Business School, Lalin Anik Lara B. Aknin, Michael I. Norton, Elizabeth W. DunnJournal of Experimental Social Psychology


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