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The grateful disposition: a conceptual and empirical topography.
In four studies, the authors examined the correlates of the disposition toward gratitude. Study I revealed that self-ratings and observer ratings of the grateful disposition are associated withExpand
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Interpersonal forgiving in close relationships: II. Theoretical elaboration and measurement.
Interpersonal forgiving was conceptualized in the context of a 2-factor motivational system that governs people's responses to interpersonal offenses. Four studies were conducted to examine theExpand
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Counting blessings versus burdens: an experimental investigation of gratitude and subjective well-being in daily life.
The effect of a grateful outlook on psychological and physical well-being was examined. In Studies 1 and 2, participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 experimental conditions (hassles, gratitudeExpand
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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 buildExpand
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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 marriedExpand
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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 fundamentalExpand
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Interpersonal forgiving in close relationships.
Forgiving is a motivational transformation that inclines people to inhibit relationship-destructive responses and to behave constructively toward someone who has behaved destructively toward them.Expand
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Is gratitude a moral affect?
Gratitude is conceptualized as a moral affect that is analogous to other moral emotions such as empathy and guilt. Gratitude has 3 functions that can be conceptualized as morally relevant: (a) aExpand
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Religion, self-regulation, and self-control: Associations, explanations, and implications.
Many of the links of religiousness with health, well-being, and social behavior may be due to religion's influences on self-control or self-regulation. Using Carver and Scheier's (1998) theory ofExpand
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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 (N = 98,975). Across all studies, the correlation betweenExpand
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