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The Psychology of Gratitude
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The Psychology of Gratitude

Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough


Gratitude, like other positive emotions, has inspired many theological and philosophical writings, but it has inspired very little vigorous, empirical research. In an effort to remedy this oversight, this book brings together prominent scientists from various disciplines to examine what has become known as the most-neglected emotion. The volume begins with the historical, philosophical, and theoretical foundations of gratitude, and then presents the current research perspectives from social, personality, and developmental psychology, as well as from primatology, anthropology, and biology. The ... More

Keywords: gratitude, positive emotions, psychology, primatology, anthropology, biology, developmental psychology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195150100
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150100.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert A. Emmons, editor
University of California, Davis, USA

Michael E. McCullough, editor
University of Miami, USA

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