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Gratitude

  • By: Robert A. Emmons
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Gratitude is a common interpersonal emotion. Feeling grateful was the third most common discrete positive affect experienced in a sample of older adults, reported by nearly 90 percent of those surveyed. Gratitude can also represent a broader attitude toward life—the tendency ...

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