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Gratitude and the Good Life Toward a Psychology of Appreciation

Author: Philip C Watkins
Publisher: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2014
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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. After  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Gratitude and the good life
(NL-LeOCL)370259254
(OCoLC)861080703
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip C Watkins
ISBN: 9789400772533 940077253X 9789400772526 9400772521
OCLC Number: 981065995
Description: x, 259 pagina's. : illustraties. ; 25 cm
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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