[Question] Studies on behavior of people receiving help: Shame & Reciprocity

I re­cently won­dered if there are good stud­ies on how peo­ple be­have when they re­ceive help. Espe­cially long-term. I think when it comes to re­lief & aid or­ga­ni­za­tions helping large pop­u­la­tions over a longer pe­riod of time this be­comes es­pe­cially rele­vant.

Since re­ciproc­ity is in­grained in most hu­mans, re­ceiv­ing might lead to stress and un­hap­piness. Do peo­ple re­ceiv­ing help feel shame/​guilt/​grat­i­tude?

How does their be­hav­ior change when they are de­pen­dent on dona­tions and are re­ceiv­ing help for a sub­stan­tial pe­riod of time? Does it im­pact their be­hav­ior af­ter aid is no longer nec­es­sary?

And also: How can you teach a per­son that re­ceiv­ing help is not at all shame­ful and grat­i­tude is not nec­es­sary, be­cause life im­pact­ing fac­tors are of­ten ‘un­fairly’ dis­tributed de­pend­ing on lo­ca­tion, eco­nom­i­cal & so­cial fac­tors.

But with­out mak­ing that per­son some­what ‘hate­ful’ or un­happy by re­al­iz­ing how un­fair this world can be?


I hope you get what I am try­ing to say.

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