The grateful disposition: a conceptual and empirical topography.

@article{McCullough2002TheGD,
  title={The grateful disposition: a conceptual and empirical topography.},
  author={Michael E. McCullough and Robert A Emmons and Jo-Ann Tsang},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={82 1},
  pages={
          112-27
        }
}
In four studies, the authors examined the correlates of the disposition toward gratitude. Study I revealed that self-ratings and observer ratings of the grateful disposition are associated with positive affect and well-being, prosocial behaviors and traits, and religiousness/spirituality. Study 2 replicated these findings in a large nonstudent sample. Study 3 yielded similar results to Studies I and 2 and provided evidence that gratitude is negatively associated with envy and materialistic… 

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