The Psychology of Gratitude

The Psychology of Gratitude

by Robert A. Emmons
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195150104

ISBN-13: 9780195150100

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195150100
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
Series in Affective Science Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
772,809
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.50(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface, Robert C. Solomon
1. The Psychology of Gratitude, Robert A. Emmons
Part I: Philosophical and Theological Foundations
2. Gratitude in the History of Ideas, Edward Harpham
3. Gratitude in Judaism, Solomon Schimmel
4. The Blessings of Gratitude: A Conceptual Analysis, Robert C. Roberts
Part II: Social, Personality and Developmental Approaches to Gratitude
5. Gratitude in Modern Life: Its Manifestations and Development, Dan P. McAdams and Jack Bauer
6. The Gratitude of Exchange and the Gratitude of Caring: A Developmental-Interactionist Perspective of Moral Emotions, Ross Buck
7. Parent of the Virtues? The Prosocial Contours of Gratitude, Michael E. McCullough and Jo-Ann Tsang
Part III: Perspectives from Emotion Theory
8. Gratitude (Like Other Positive Emotions) Broadens and Builds, Barbara L. Fredrickson
9. Gratitude and Subjective Well-Being, Philip Watkins
Part IV: Perspectives from Anthropology and Biology
10. Gratitude and Gift Exchange, Aafke Komter
11. Primate Social Reciprocity and the Origin of Gratitude, Kristin Bonnie and Frans de Waal
12. Gratitude and the Heart: The Psychophysiology of Appreciation, Rollin McCraty and Doc Childre
Part V: Discussion and Conclusions
13. Gratitude: Considerations From a Moral Perspective, Charles Shelton
14. Gratitude as Thankfulness and as Gratefulness, Brother David Steindl-Rast
Appendix: Annotated Bibliography of Research on Gratitude, Jo-Ann Tsang & Michael E. McCullough
Index

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