It ’ s the little things : Everyday gratitude as a booster shot for romantic relationships

@inproceedings{Algoe2009ItS,
  title={It ’ s the little things : Everyday gratitude as a booster shot for romantic relationships},
  author={Sara B. Algoe and Shelly L. Gable and Natalya C. Maisel},
  year={2009}
}
Gratitude and indebtedness are differently-valenced emotional responses to benefits provided that have implications for interpersonal processes. Drawing on a social functional model of emotions, we tested the roles of gratitude and indebtedness in romantic relationships with a daily-experience sampling of both members of cohabiting couples. As hypothesized, the receipt of thoughtful benefits predicted both gratitude and indebtedness. Men had more mixed emotional responses to benefit receipt… CONTINUE READING
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