Gratitude as moral sentiment: emotion-guided cooperation in economic exchange.

  title={Gratitude as moral sentiment: emotion-guided cooperation in economic exchange.},
  author={David DeSteno and Monica Y Bartlett and Jolie Baumann and Lisa A Williams and Leah Dickens},
  volume={10 2},
Economic exchange often pits options for selfish and cooperative benefit against one another. Decisions favoring communal profit at the expense of self-interest have traditionally been thought to stem from strategic control aimed at tamping down emotional responses centered on immediate resource acquisition. In the present article, evidence is provided to argue against this limited view of the role played by emotion in shaping prosociality. Findings demonstrate that the social emotion gratitude… CONTINUE READING

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