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A proponent of the field of positive psychology offers a close-up study of the positive influence on people's lives of the systematic cultivation of gratitude, explaining how the practice of grateful thinking can increase one's chances for happiness and help one cope more effectively with stress, recover more quickly from illness, enjoy better physical health, improve relationships, and other benefits.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Robert A. Emmons
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2007
File: 244 Pages
ISBN-13: 0618620192

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Gratitude, like other positive emotions, has inspired many theological and philosophical writings, but it has inspired very little vigorous, empirical research. In an effort to remedy this oversight, this volume brings together prominent scientists from various disciplines to examine what has become known as the most-neglected emotion. The volume begins with the historical, philosophical, and theoretical foundations of gratitude, then presents the current research perspectives from social, personality, and developmental psychology, as well as from primatology, anthropology, and biology. The volume also includes a comprehensive, annotated bibliography of research on gratitude. This work contributes a great deal to the growing positive psychology initiative and to the scientific investigation of positive human emotions. It will be an invaluable resource for researchers and students in social, personality, and developmental, clinical, and health psychology, as well as to sociologists and cultural anthropologists.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Robert A. Emmons
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2004-02-26
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 0195150104

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GRATITUDE: A Way of Life In Gratitude, Louise L. Hay brings you a very special work that is dear to her heart. Within these pages, she has gathered the insights and collected wisdom of some of the most inspirational teachers and authors she knows ... people who have demonstrated the power of gratitude in their own lives. Some of the renowned contributors include: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Joan Z. Borysenko, Ph.D., Lee Carroll, Sri Daya Mata, Doreen Virtue, Bernie Siegel, M.D., Dan Millman, John Randolph Price ...and many more of Louise's friends. As these individuals share their understanding of the practice of gratitude, you'll find yourself applying these principles in your own life as well!

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Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Author: Louise L. Hay
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Release: 2009-08-31
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781458715388

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The best-selling author and producer of The Secret offers inspiring quotes and affirmations to encourage personal journaling and reflection on gratitude and abundance, equipping individuals with a powerful tool to transform their lives and experience more joy. 500,000 first printing. $250,000 ad/promo.

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Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Author: Rhonda Byrne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2007-12-11
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781582702087

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This commentary is the first to fully apply the resources of socio-rhetorical analysis to Hebrews. Insights into the cultural and social world of the audience are combined with analysis of the author's rhetorical strategy and ideology to create a rich, three-dimensional reading that helps unravel key issues in the interpretation of the epistle. David deSilva's reflections on application concluding each section also make his commentary valuable to seminarians and pastors seeking to make Hebrews relevant to today's world.

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Genre: Religion
Author: David A. deSilva
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release: 2000-03-13
File: 560 Pages
ISBN-13: 0802841880

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LifeLessons: Gratitude is a collection of words and inspirations to help us build a life in balance, a life with perspective. Drawing from many traditions, the words within resonate with simple truths. Boxed set includes inspirational book and 6 greeting cards.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Lenore Skomal
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release: 2006
File: 95 Pages
ISBN-13: 1933662034

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An inspiring guide to the rewards of giving thanks, this small volume features short, easy-to-digest essays that explain why gratitude chases away negative emotions.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: M. J. Ryan
Publisher: Conari Press
Release: 1999-03-01
File: 180 Pages
ISBN-13: 1573241490

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ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 6 Nothing captures the charm of Edinburgh like the bestselling Isabel Dalhousie series of novels featuring the insatiably curious philosopher and woman detective. Whether investigating a case or a problem of philosophy, the indefatigable Isabel Dalhousie, one of fiction’s most richly developed amateur detectives, is always ready to pursue the answers to all of life’s questions, large and small. The sensational sixth installment in the best-selling chronicles of the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie finds our inquisitive heroine and new mother racing two very troublesome people from her past. Isabel’s son, Charlie, is only eighteen months, but his social life is already kicking into high gear, and it's at a birthday party, where Isabel is approached by Minty Auchterlonie, an old adversary and now a high-flying financier. Minty, it seems, is having trouble in her personal life, and seeks Isabel's help. To make matters worse, the anything but peaceable Professor Dove has accused Isabel's journal of plagiarism. There is also the ever-pressing question of the future of her relationship with Jamie. As always, she makes her way toward the heart of each problem by philosophizing, sleuthing, and downright snooping as only she can. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Anchor
Release: 2009-09-22
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307378576

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This book provides clear and sometimes surprising answers to why gratitude is important to living well. The science of gratitude has shown much growth in the last ten years, and there is now sufficient evidence to suggest that gratitude is one of the most important components of the good life. Both correlational and experimental studies have provided support for the theory that gratitude enhances well-being. After providing a lucid understanding of gratitude, this volume explores the many aspects of well-being that are associated with gratitude. Moreover, experimental work has now provided promising evidence to suggest that gratitude actually causes enhancements in happiness. If gratitude promotes human flourishing, how does it do so? This issue is addressed in the second section of the book by exploring the mechanisms that might explain the gratitude/well-being relationship. This book provides an up to date account of gratitude research and suggested interesting paths for future research, all while providing a theory of gratitude that helps make this information more understandable. This book is very valuable to gratitude investigators, as well as all who are interested in pursuing this line of research, students and scholars of emotion and well-being and instructors of positive psychology courses and seminars.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Philip C. Watkins
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2013-09-30
File: 259 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789400772533

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A purposeful guide for cultivating gratitude as a way of life Recent dramatic advances in our understanding of gratitude have changed the question from "does gratitude work?" to "how do we get more of it?" This book explores evidence-based practices in a compelling and accessible way and provides a step-by-step guide to cultivating gratitude in their lives. Gratitude Works! also shows how religious, philosophical, and spiritual traditions validate the greatest insights of science about gratitude. New book from Robert Emmons the bestselling author of Thanks Filled with practical tips for fostering gratitude as a way of life Includes scientific research as well as religious and philosophical insights to show how gratitude can work in our lives From Robert Emmons, the bestselling author of Thanks, comes a resource for cultivating a life of gratitude practices.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Robert A. Emmons
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2013-02-14
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118420850

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