Gratitude and Subjective Well-Being: Cultivating Gratitude for a Harvest of Happiness

@inproceedings{Watkins2019GratitudeAS,
  title={Gratitude and Subjective Well-Being: Cultivating Gratitude for a Harvest of Happiness},
  author={P. Watkins and T. McLaughlin and J. Parker},
  year={2019}
}
In this chapter we review the good of gratitude and recommend various methods for cultivating this human strength. First, we show how gratitude is indeed good. We show how gratitude is important to flourishing and happiness. Gratitude is strongly correlated with various measures of well-being, and experimental studies suggest that gratitude actually causes increases in happiness. If gratitude is good, then it behooves us to investigate how the disposition of gratitude can be enhanced. We… Expand
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