Psychology of Gratitude: New Research


Ashley R. Howard (Editor)

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: PSY013000

Gratitude is a disposition or mood that enables people to respond positively for the benefits they receive from people, nature, or a moment of peaceful bliss. Past research has recognized gratitude as one of the most important virtues a person can have. It has been demonstrated that there are psychological, interpersonal, personality, and physical benefits to being grateful. Chapter One of this book provides an overview of what previous gratitude research has shown, what present research introduces to the literature, and what future research needs to enhance the theoretical understanding of gratitude development in youth. Chapter Two explores the correlations between filial acts and parenting practices. Chapter Three taps into the unique function of routine household chores as a vital means in developing gratitude in children, which plays a key role for an affective family bond between parents and their children. Chapter Four explores whether gratitude explains variance in loneliness after controlling for socio-demographic factors, the Big 5 factors, and life satisfaction. The final chapter reviews the role of both dispositional gratitude and envy on career adaptability in young adults. (Imprint: Novinka)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Gratitude in Youth: Past, Present, and Future Applications
Samantha Bausert and Jeffrey J. Froh (Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, United States of America)

Chapter 2. Testing Scales of Parenting Practice and Filial Acts in Children and Exploring their Correlations
Shi Li (University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia)

Chapter 3. Routine Household Chores in Gratitude Development in Children
Shi Li (University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia)

Chapter 4. Gratitude Uniquely Predicts Loneliness above Socio-Demographics, the Big 5 Personality Factors and Life Satisfaction
Félix Neto (Universidade do Porto, Portugal)

Chapter 5. Gratitude and Envy: Implications for Career Development
Viviana Langher, Andrea Caputo, Valentina Nannini, and Massimo Sturiale (Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy, and others)


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