Acts of kindness reduce social anxiety and 9 other new studies

1. Acts of kindness can help reduce social anxiety

Performing acts of kindness can help people with social anxiety mingle with others more easily.

People recruited into the study were put into one of three groups for four weeks:

  • One group performed acts of kindness, like doing their roommates’ dishes.
  • Another group were exposed to various social interactions without the acts of kindness.
  • A third group, who did nothing special, acted as a control.

At the end of the study it was those who’d performed the acts of kindness who felt more comfortable in social interactions.

Anxiety: 10 New Psychology Studies You Should Know

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