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Analyzing and Evaluating Introductions and Purpose Statements

Analyze and evaluate the following article:

Grant, A.M., & Gino, F. (2010). A little thanks goes a long way: Explaining why gratitude expressions motivate prosocial behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98(6), 946-955. doi: 10.1037/a0017935: In a least 250 or more with references:

Do an INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE STATEMENT. Include which one of the nine purposes for research from "A Typology of Research Purposes and Its Relationship to Mixed Methods" that the article represents.

In a final paragraph, ask any questions you may have about introductions and purpose statements.

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This is the required answer, but remember that the last paragraph is for you to ask any questions you may have about introductions and purpose statements.

Introduction and Purpose

Gratitude motivates individuals to engage in prosocial behaviors. It is considered to be a social emotion that occurs in social exchanges. Humans need to feel a sense of competence as well as a feeling of belonging. When a person does something to help another person, showing gratitude towards the helper validates this need. This also motivates the person to help further. This study was done to find out what psychological processes lead to a higher level of helping. The four experiments were done to see if the students ...

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