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To Belong Is to Matter
In four methodologically diverse studies (N = 644), we found correlational (Study 1), longitudinal (Study 2), and experimental (Studies 3 and 4) evidence that a sense of belonging predicts howExpand
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Emotion differentiation moderates aggressive tendencies in angry people: A daily diary analysis.
Anger is commonly associated with aggression. Inefficient anger-coping strategies increase negative affect and deplete the regulatory resources needed to control aggressive impulses. Factors linkedExpand
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A Prototype Analysis of Gratitude: Varieties of Gratitude Experiences
The present research tested the hypothesis that concepts of gratitude are prototypically organized and explored whether lay concepts of gratitude are broader than researchers' concepts of gratitude.Expand
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How Religiosity Helps Couples Prevent, Resolve, and Overcome Marital Conflict*
This study reports on in-depth interviews with 57 highly religious, middle-aged married couples representing the major Abrahamic faiths (Christianity, Judaism, Islam) residing in New England andExpand
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Alone and Without Purpose: Life Loses Meaning Following Social Exclusion.
Four studies (N = 643) supported the hypothesis that social exclusion would reduce the global perception of life as meaningful. Social exclusion was manipulated experimentally by having a confederateExpand
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Expressing gratitude to a partner leads to more relationship maintenance behavior.
We proposed that expressing gratitude would increase positive perception of a relationship partner, thereby increasing comfort in expressing relationship concerns, which is a form of relationshipExpand
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The Threefold Cord
This study reports results from in-depth interviews with 57 highly religious middle-aged married couples representing the major Abrahamic faiths (Christianity, Judaism, Islam) and residing in NewExpand
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Gratitude and depressive symptoms: The role of positive reframing and positive emotion
Eight studies (N=2,973) tested the theory that gratitude is related to fewer depressive symptoms through positive reframing and positive emotion. Study 1 found a direct path between gratitude andExpand
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Benefits of Expressing Gratitude
This research was conducted to examine the hypothesis that expressing gratitude to a relationship partner enhances one’s perception of the relationship’s communal strength. In Study 1 (N = 137), aExpand
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A changed perspective: How gratitude can affect sense of coherence through positive reframing
We hypothesized that gratitude would be related to sense of coherence via positive reframing, which is a process by which negative events or circumstances are seen in a positive light. We tested thisExpand
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