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The grateful disposition: a conceptual and empirical topography.
The development of the Gratitude Questionnaire, a unidimensional measure with good psychometric properties, is described and evidence that gratitude is negatively associated with envy and materialistic attitudes is provided.
Counting blessings versus burdens: an experimental investigation of gratitude and subjective well-being in daily life.
Results suggest that a conscious focus on blessings may have emotional and interpersonal benefits and exhibited heightened well-being across several, though not all, of the outcome measures across the 3 studies.
Handbook of Religion and Health
This book, the first of its kind, reviews and discusses the full range of research on religion and a variety of mental and physical health outcomes. Based on this research, the authors build
The Religious Commitment Inventory--10: Development, Refinement, and Validation of a Brief Scale for Research and Counseling.
The authors report the development of the Religious Commitment Inventory-10 (RCI-10), used in 6 studies. Sample sizes were 155, 132, and 150 college students; 240 Christian church-attending married
Conceptualizing Religion and Spirituality: Points of Commonality, Points of Departure
Psychologists' emerging interest in spirituality and religion as well as the relevance of each phenomenon to issues of psychological importance requires an understanding of the fundamental
Is gratitude a moral affect?
The personality and social factors that are associated with gratitude are consistent with a conceptualization of gratitude as an affect that is relevant to people's cognitions and behaviors in the moral domain.
Religion, self-regulation, and self-control: Associations, explanations, and implications.
The authors review evidence relevant to 6 propositions and conclude that some of religion's influences on health, well-being, and social behavior may result from religion's influence on self-control and self-regulation.
Religiousness and depression: evidence for a main effect and the moderating influence of stressful life events.
The association between religiousness and depressive symptoms was examined with meta-analytic methods across 147 independent investigations, indicating that greater religiousness is mildly associated with fewer symptoms.
Forgiveness as Human Strength: Theory, Measurement, and Links to Well-Being
Forgiving promotes continuity in interpersonal relationships by mending the inevitable injuries and transgressions that occur in social interaction. This article presents a conceptual model positing
Beyond Revenge: The Evolution of the Forgiveness Instinct
Acknowledgments. Introduction: Three Simple Truths About Revenge and Forgiveness. 1 Putting Vengeance and Forgiveness Back into Human Nature. 2 Revenge Is a Problem: Counting the Costs. 3 Revenge Is