Gratitude when it is needed most: social functions of gratitude in women with metastatic breast cancer.

  title={Gratitude when it is needed most: social functions of gratitude in women with metastatic breast cancer.},
  author={Sara B. Algoe and A. Stanton},
  volume={12 1},
  • Sara B. Algoe, A. Stanton
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Emotion
  • Theory and evidence suggest that everyday positive emotions may be potent factors in resilience during periods of chronic stress, yet the body of evidence is scant. Even less research focuses on the adaptive functions of specific positive emotions in this critical context. In the current research, 54 women with metastatic breast cancer provided information about their emotional responses to benefits received to test hypotheses regarding the social functions of gratitude. One set of analyses… CONTINUE READING
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