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Study: Doing Good Makes You Feel Better Than Finding Finding Pleasure

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“A lot of times we think that happiness comes about because you get things for yourself,” said Richard Ryan, a psychologist at theUniversityicon1.png of Rochester, who was not involved in the study. But “it turns out that in a paradoxical way, giving gets you more, and I think that’s an important message in a culture that’s pretty often getting messages to the opposite effect.”

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