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Gratitude and the good life : toward a psychology of appreciation

Author: Philip C Watkins
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2014.
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This book provides clear and sometimes surprising answers to why gratitude is important to living well. After providing a lucid understanding of gratitude, it explores the many aspects of well-being  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip C Watkins
OCLC Number: 915456309
Description: x, 259 Seiten : Diagramme
Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction: Why a Science of Gratitude.- Part I. The "What" of Gratitude.- Chapter 2. What is Gratitude and How can it be Measured?.- Chapter 3. What Causes Gratitude?.- Chapter 4. What Good is Gratitude? Gratitude and Well-Being.- Chapter 5. What are Grateful People Like? Characteristics of Grateful People.-Part II: The "How" of Gratitude: How is Gratitude Related to Well-Being?.- Chapter 6. Does Gratitude Enhance Present Experience?.-Chapter 7. Does Gratitude Enhance Experience of the Past?.-Chapter 8. Does Gratitude Enhance Social Well-Being?.- Chapter 9. Does Gratitude Enhance Coping Ability?.- Chapter 10. Does Gratitude Prevent Negative Affectivity?.- Chapter 11. How Does Gratitude Develop?.- Chapter 12. What Inhibits Gratitude?.- Chapter 13. How can Gratitude Interventions Be Used to Enhance Well-Being?.- Chapter 14. Conclusion: Explaining Gratitude.
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