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The Psychology of Gratitude

Robert A. Emmons

in The Psychology of Gratitude

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780195150100
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199847389 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150100.003.0001

Series: Series in Affective Science

The Psychology of Gratitude

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the psychological aspects of gratitude. It discusses the reasons behind the increased interest in gratitude. These include the focus of the positive psychology movement on human strength and virtues, renewed interest of social scientists in people’s religious and spiritual lives and resurgent interest in virtue ethics, a subfield of moral philosophy. This book examines the prosocial contours of gratitude, its origin and its manifestations and development in modern life.

Keywords: gratitude; positive psychology; virtue ethics; moral philosophy; spiritual lives

Chapter.  5706 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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