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The Psychology of Gratitude : Series in Affective Science - Robert A. Emmons

The Psychology of Gratitude

Series in Affective Science

By: Robert A. Emmons (Editor), Michael E. McCullough (Editor)


Published: 1st February 2004
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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.

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

ISBN: 9780195150100
ISBN-10: 0195150104
Series: Series in Affective Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st February 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 16.5  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.69