The Blessings of Gratitude

Robert C. Roberts

in The Psychology of Gratitude

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780195150100
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199847389 | DOI:

Series: Series in Affective Science

The Blessings of Gratitude

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This chapter analyzes the concept of gratitude and its relationship with well-being. It clarifies the concept of gratitude by presenting a conceptual grammar that states precisely what the emotion of gratitude is and under what conditions it is activated. It explains what gratitude is and what it is not and describes an explicitly Christian perspective on the nature and vicissitudes of gratitude.

Keywords: gratitude; well-being; conceptual grammar; emotion; Christian perspective

Chapter.  10071 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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