The Virtue of Gratitude: A Developmental and Cultural Approach

@article{Tudge2015TheVO,
  title={The Virtue of Gratitude: A Developmental and Cultural Approach},
  author={Jonathan R. H. Tudge and L. Freitas and Lia O’Brien},
  journal={Human Development},
  year={2015},
  volume={58},
  pages={281 - 300}
}
There has been a burgeoning interest in gratitude in adults, adolescents, and children, with most scholars examining the relations between variations in level of gratitude, treated largely as an emotional state, and measures of well-being. In this paper we explain why we think that gratitude should be defined as a virtue, as discussed by neo-Aristotelian virtue ethicists, rather than simply as an emotional state. Defining gratitude as a virtue has clear developmental implications (no child or… Expand
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