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Wiwad, D., Mercier, B., Piff. P. K., Aknin, L. B., Mercier, B., & Shariff, A. F. (2021). Recognizing the impact of COVID-19 on the poor alters attitudes towards poverty and inequality. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 93, 104083.

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Piff. P. K*., & Wiwad, D.*, Robinson, A. R., Aknin, L. B., Mercier, B., & Shariff, A. F. (2020). Shifting attributions for poverty motivates opposition to inequality and enhances egalitarianism. Nature Human Behavior, 4, 496-505.

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Mercier, B., Wiwad, D., Aknin, L. B., Piff, P. K., & Shariff, A. F. (2020). Does belief in free will increase support for economic inequality? Collabra: Psychology, 6, 25.

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Wiwad, D., Mercier, B., Maraun, M. D., Robinson, A. R., Piff, P. K., Aknin, L. B., & Shariff, A. F. (2019). The support for economic inequality scale: Development and adjudication. PLoS ONE, 14, e0218685.

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Aknin, L. B., Wiwad, D., & Girme, Y. U. (2019). Not all gifts are good: The potential practical costs of motivated gifts. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 49, 75-85.

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Aknin, L. B., Wiwad, D., & Hanniball, K. (2018). Buying well-being: Spending behavior and happiness. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 12, e12386.


Wiwad, D., Aknin, L. B. (2017). Motives matter: The emotional consequences of recalled self- and other focused prosocial behavior. Motivation and Emotion, 41, 730-740.

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Shariff, A. F., Wiwad, D., & Aknin, L. B. (2016). Income mobility breeds tolerance for economic inequality: Cross-national and experimental evidence. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11, 373-380.