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Practice of Gratitude

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 We invite you to participate as a researcher for finding and adding resources on transformational change.   This is a dynamic tool for you to add information you find to your HS 301 individual group's wiki as you do research for class projects (click on the "Sidebar" located on the right in the "View" mode--select the appropriate Class Wiki).  We encourage you to share not only titles (for example, the citation of a journal article, a book, a blog, or title of a digital media stream), but also the places you found the resources and the search strategies you found useful, as we have in the links below. Students will post to the topic areas on the sidebar located on the right.


Required Assignment Materials:


Measuring the Immeasurable: The Scientific Case for Spirituality. (2008). Boulder, CO: Sounds True Publishers. 

Read the following:  Emmons, R. A. Gratitude: The Science and Spirit of Thankfulness, pp. 121-134.


Read the following interview transcript with Dr. Robert Emmons:  http://www.articlesbase.com/self-improvement-articles/enhance-happiness-and-health-by-cultivating-gratitude-interview-with-robert-emmons-272372.html


Read the following: http://www.uthealthleader.org/archive/MIND_BODY_SOUL/2007/gratitude-1121.html


Check this out:  http://www.iamthankful.com/category/everyday-gratefulness  There will not be any quiz questions from this website, but I really encourage you to check it out.



Supplementary Resource Materials:




Peer Reviewed:


Wood, A. M., Maltby, J., Stewart, N., & Joseph, S.   (2008).  Conceptualizing gratitude and appreciation as a unitary personality trait.  Personality & Individual Differences, 44 (3), pp. 619-630. 12p.

Abstract: Gratitude  and appreciation are currently measured using three self-report instruments, the GQ6 (1 scale), the Appreciation Scale (8 scales), and the GRAT (3 scales). Two studies were conducted to test how these three instruments are interrelated, whether they exist under the same higher order factor or factors, and whether gratitude and appreciation is a single or multi-factorial construct. In Study 1 (N =206) all 12 scales were subjected to an exploratory factor analysis. Both parallel analysis and the minimum average partial method indicated a clear one-factor solution. In Study 2 (N =389) multigroup confirmatory factor analysis supported the one-factor structure, demonstrated the invariance of this structure across gender, and ruled out the confounding effect of socially desirable responding. We conclude gratitude and appreciation are a single-factor personality trait. We suggest integration of gratitude  and appreciation literatures and provide a clearer conceptualization of gratitude.

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Search strategy: health and gratitude, limit to peer review, in Academic Search Premier.


Weber, T. (2006). Interrupting Sudden Death: Genes, Medicine, and the Healing Power of Love. Families, Systems & Health: The Journal of Collaborative Family HealthCare, Winter,  24 (4), pp. 455-468. 14p.

Abstract: This autobiographical account centers on a life-threatening medical crisis—a sudden aortic dissection—and the dramatic story of how medical technology, the skill and care of medical professionals, and the support of family and friends all contributed to the interruption of sudden death and to the power of healing. Attention is given to the systemic nature of medical treatment—the challenge of collaboration among hospitals, outpatient facilities, an array of medical subspecialties, insurance companies, family members, friends, and the patient. The genetic roots and implications for at-risk family members are also examined. Ongoing life lessons are highlighted, especially the challenge of living confidently with a genetic disease that can kill while simultaneously generating a life of mindfulness and gratitude.

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Search strategy: health and gratitude, limit to peer review, in Academic Search Premier


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