Can Gratitude Make Our Society More Trusting?
Article by Elizabeth Hopper (2017)
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By | 2017-06-19T18:47:29+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Gratitude, Research|

What is the Science? While Americans may have become less trusting over the past few decades, social psychology continues to find that trust in a society brings "healthier relationships, lower crime, and even a better economy." So how can Americans learn to trust more? One study suggests that gratitude may be an important [...]

Six Habits of Highly Grateful People
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By | 2019-04-30T23:45:55+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Gratitude, Research|

What is the Science? Psychological research suggests that, when we commit to specific practices, gratitude can become a habit that increases resilience and happiness. But how exactly does one form a habit of gratitude? Jeremy Adam Smith responds to this question by listing six key practices to which grateful people remain committed: “Once [...]

The Psychology of Gratitude
Book by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough (2016)
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By | 2019-04-30T23:48:38+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Gratitude, Research|

What is the Science? In their book, The Psychology of Gratitude by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough weave together fourteen insightful essays on the science of gratitude, demonstrating that the virtue must be defined and explored by paying careful attention to not only the psychology, but also to “anthropology, philosophy, biology, [...]

How Grateful are Americans?
Article by Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas and Jeremy Adam Smith
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By | 2017-06-06T17:43:26+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Gratitude, Research|

Recent research by the Greater Good shows that Americans think gratitude is important even though they are not very good at showing it. As a part of this research on the science of gratitude, a national survey of 2,000 people was conducted looking at how grateful those in the U.S. feel, how often they [...]

Gratitude is for Lovers
By Amie M. Gordon
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By | 2017-02-17T19:45:01+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Gratitude, Research|

What is the Science? Research shows that the virtue of gratitude can become a sustaining force between romantic partners. Why? Because gratitude is a reciprocating practice. Researchers find that gratitude between partners should involve remembering the best traits of the other, recalling why the relationship was formed in the first [...]

What Gets in the Way of Gratitude?
Article by Robert Emmons (2013)
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By | 2016-12-17T05:33:40+00:00 September 9th, 2016|Gratitude, Research|

What is the Science? Robert Emmons, the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, recognizes that our cultural landscape creates obstacles to expressing thankfulness.  Finding happiness by accumulating things - materialism - generally creates a sense of entitlement, a belief that we are owed our portion of happiness.  Everything is a commodity, including relationships. [...]

Gratitude for Experiences vs. Material Goods
Article by Thomas Gilovich
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By | 2017-07-28T21:29:39+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|Gratitude, Research|

Scientific research links gratitude with generosity and healthier interpersonal relationships. Research also suggests that one way to promote gratitude is to invest in experiences rather than material goods because experiences are more likely to produce deeper and longer lasting feelings of gratitude. Pastors can use sermons to nurture gratitude in congregants. Time should be [...]

How Gratitude Can Help You Through Hard Times
Article by Robert Emmons (2013)
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By | 2017-01-31T14:08:14+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|Gratitude, Research|

What is the Science? Robert Emmons, the world’s leading expert on the science of gratitude, makes a distinction between feeling grateful and being grateful. When hard times come, this distinction can help us maintain practices of gratitude in spite of our negative emotions. The necessary perspective that gratitude can give, while difficult to [...]