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Title:  "Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Consequences of Praising  Altruism." 
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Publication:  MERRILL-PALMER QUARTERLY 35/3 (1989): 299-326.
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  • Mills, R. S., 
  •  Grusec, J. E.
Date:    (1989)
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Mills, R. S., and Grusec, J. E. "Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Consequences of Praising  Altruism." MERRILL-PALMER QUARTERLY 35/3 (1989): 299-326.

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  • Reviewed in Meta-study (COTTON)*  
  • Investigates the effects of dispositional praise (attributing behavior to a positive trait), nondispositional praise, and no praise on the sharing and self-perceptions of 8- and 9-year-olds. Dispositional praise positively affected cognitive, affective and behavioral outcomes; other conditions did not. Girls were more generous than boys.  (COTTON)*


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