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The Development of Gratitude in Seven Societies: Cross-Cultural Highlights
This study aimed to examine children’s expression of gratitude in Brazil, China, Guatemala, Russia, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States. Participants (N = 2,265) consisted of 7- toExpand
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Gratitude and Moral Obligation
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If children won lotteries: materialism, gratitude and imaginary windfall spending
Purpose Despite USA’s emphasis on children as consumers with great spending power, little is known about their actual spending preferences and how they might be linked to personal characterExpand
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Teaching Family Theories: Building Conceptual Models Using Deductive Theorizing
This paper describes an andragogical method of creating substantive conceptual models from family theories using deductive thinking. Expand
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A grateful heart: parents’ reflections on gratitude and its development in their children.
Too much focus has been placed on positive psychology’s view of gratitude, which is broad in scope but operationalized often merely as a positive emotion. I argue that gratitude should be defined asExpand
The Development of Gratitude in the United States
Gratitude develops over the course of childhood and adolescence. However, the processes involved are largely unknown. We propose that cultural context may play an important role in gratitudeExpand
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Measuring parents’ developmental goals for their children: Updating Kağitçibaşi’s approach to autonomy-relatedness in the United States and China
Although many scholars continue to describe cultural differences in terms of the individualism–collectivism distinction, unidimensional measures seem unlikely to capture the richness of culturalExpand
Is an understanding of moral obligation associated with the moral virtue gratitude
The purpose of the current study was to examine gratitude as a virtue, defined by a benefactor freely giving some kind of benefit to a beneficiary who recognizes the boon, and then freely andExpand