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The Satisfaction With Life Scale.
TLDR
The Satisfaction With Life Scale is narrowly focused to assess global life satisfaction and does not tap related constructs such as positive affect or loneliness, but is shown to have favorable psychometric properties, including high internal consistency and high temporal reliability. Expand
The grateful disposition: a conceptual and empirical topography.
TLDR
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. Expand
Counting blessings versus burdens: an experimental investigation of gratitude and subjective well-being in daily life.
TLDR
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. Expand
Narcissism: theory and measurement.
  • Robert A Emmons
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1987
TLDR
The Exploitiveness/Entitlement subscale was found to correlate with measures of pathological narcissism and affective intensity and variability and the relevance of Linville's (1982) theory of self-complexity-affect intensity for understanding aspects of narcissism is outlined. Expand
Factor analysis and construct validity of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory.
  • Robert A Emmons
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality assessment
  • 1 June 1984
TLDR
Three studies are reported which provide evidence for the validity of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI), and avenues for future research are suggested. Expand
The Psychology of Ultimate Concerns: Motivation and Spirituality in Personality
Part I: Personal Goals: An Approach to Personality and Subjective Well-Being. Introduction: Motivation and Spirituality in Personality. Personal Goals as Units of Analysis. Personal Goals andExpand
Is Spirituality an Intelligence? Motivation, Cognition, and the Psychology of Ultimate Concern
This article explores spirituality as a form of intelligence. The evidence for spirituality as a set of capacities and abilities that enable people to solve problems and attain goals in theirExpand
The psychology of religion.
TLDR
This chapter discusses progress in the psychology of religion by highlighting its rapid growth during the past 25 years, with an emphasis on the cognitive and affective basis of religious experience within personality and social psychology. Expand
The independence of positive and negative affect.
TLDR
It appears that positive and negative affect are independent in terms of how much people feel in their lives over longer time periods, but researchers need to focus on the processes that underlie both positive andnegative affect and that are responsible for producing their relative independence. Expand
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