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Author Watkins, Philip C. (Philip Charles)

Title Gratitude and the good life : toward a psychology of appreciation / Philip C. Watkins

Publisher Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, c2014


 McDonald 3rd Floor  BF575.G68 W38 2014    AVAILABLE
Call # BF575.G68 W38 2014
Descript x, 259 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
This book provides clear and sometimes surprising answers to why gratitude is important to living well. The science of gratitude has shown much growth in the last ten years, and there is now sufficient evidence to suggest that gratitude is one of the most important components of the good life. Both correlational and experimental studies have provided support for the theory that gratitude enhances well-being
Contents Introduction: Why a science of gratitude? -- What is gratitude and how can it be measured? -- What causes gratitude? -- What good is gratitude? -- What are grateful people like? Characteristics of grateful people -- Does gratitude enhance experience of the present? -- Does gratitude enhance experience of the past? -- Does gratitude enhance social well-being? -- Does gratitude enhance coping ability? -- Does gratitude prevent negative affectivity? -- How does gratitude develop? -- What inhibits gratitude? -- How can gratitude interventions be used to enhance well-being? -- Conclusion: Explaining gratitude
Subject Gratitude