The Psychology of Gratitude

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Robert A. Emmons, Michael E. McCullough
Oxford University Press, 2004 M02 26 - 384 páginas
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 volume 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, then presents the current research perspectives from social, personality, and developmental psychology, as well as from primatology, anthropology, and biology. The volume also includes a comprehensive, annotated bibliography of research on gratitude. This work contributes a great deal to the growing positive psychology initiative and to the scientific investigation of positive human emotions. It will be an invaluable resource for researchers and students in social, personality, and developmental, clinical, and health psychology, as well as to sociologists and cultural anthropologists.

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What an incredible book! It touches really in the heart when talking about gratitude. It goes right into your deepest thoughts and emotions to make you realize and understand that it is not about saying "thank you", only. It is about living with a grateful mind, it is a state of character. I definetely recommend this book. 

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An Introduction
3
PHILOSOPHICAL AND THEOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS
17
SOCIAL PERSONALITY AND DEVELOPMENTAL APPROACHES TO GRATITUDE
79
PERSPECTIVES FROM EMOTION THEORY
143
PERSPECTIVES FROM ANTHROPOLOGY AND BIOLOGY
193
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS
257
Annotated Bibliography of Psychological Research on Gratitude
291
Index
343
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