Benefits of Expressing Gratitude

@article{Lambert2010BenefitsOE,
  title={Benefits of Expressing Gratitude},
  author={Nathaniel M. Lambert and Margaret S Clark and Jared A. Durtschi and Frank D. Fincham and Steven M. Graham},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={21},
  pages={574 - 580}
}
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), a cross-sectional survey, expressing gratitude to a relationship partner was positively associated with the expresser’s perception of the communal strength of the relationship. In Study 2 (N = 218), expressing gratitude predicted increases in the expresser’s perceptions of the communal strength of the… Expand
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