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Peer Reviewed Journal Articles (Chris Noel)

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Algoe, S. B., Haidt, J., & Gable, S. L. (2008). Beyond reciprocity: gratitude and relationships in everyday lifeEmotion8(3), 425.(Chris Noel)

- While Gratitude is thought to have social effects, it was in this study to find the correlation between gratitude and relationships made. They were able to test sorority students and their relationship with each other after a gift giving week, then their relationship later on in the month. 


Froh, J. J., Sefick, W. J., & Emmons, R. A. (2008). Counting blessings in early adolescents: An experimental study of gratitude and subjective well-being.Journal of School Psychology46(2), 213-233. (Chris Noel)

- Counting your blessings at a young age has been associated with the decrease of negative energy, increased optimism, gratitude, and life satisfaction. Assigning many adolescents to a gratitude, hassle, or control group to test the ability of counting your blessing has on your attitude towards life has shown us that gratitude can be obtained by positive thinking.


Hill, L.P., Allemand, M., & Roberts, B.W. (2013). Examining the pathways between gratitude and self-rated physical health across adulthood. Personality and individual differences, 54(1), 92-96.

Gratitude and Physical Health (Amanda Cruz)

- While many studies focus on the impacts of gratitude on psychological health, this study attempts to better understand how gratitude may impact physical health. The connection may in fact be linked to improved psychological well being, but the physical improvements in those who undertake a challenge to show gratitude cannot be ignored.


Krause, N. (2009). Religious involvement, gratitude, and change in depressive symptoms over time. International journal for the psychology of religion, 19(3), 155-172.

Gratitude and Religion (Amanda Cruz)

- This study not only brings to light the psychological changes that occur in those who practice the experience of gratitude, but it aims to relate how these feelings of gratitude manifest. It seems that religion can play a particularly important part in a person's ability to show gratitude.


Sansone, R.A., & Sansone, L.A. (2010). Gratitude and well being. Psychiatry, 7(11), 18-22.

Gratitude and Well Being (Amanda Cruz)

- Research is currently being conducted on how to best show gratitude to achieve positive health effects. While it's official use as a method in therapy may still be under discussion, there seems to be positive results for improving the health of those who undertake the practice.


Wood, A. M., Froh, J. J., & Geraghty, A. W. (2010). Gratitude and well-being: A review and theoretical integration. Clinical psychology review30(7), 890-905. (Chris Noel)

- Making sure that gratitude does not only come from the help of others but the focusing on positive aspects of life is strongly associated with the well-being of our mind. The authors put together daily exercises to increase the well-being of the body and try to understand well-being and the power gratitude has on it.


(Chris Noel)

Comments (2)

Students said

at 11:05 pm on Apr 13, 2014

Changed font, alphabetized references, moved abstracts to after reference citation (Amanda Cruz).

Students said

at 7:33 pm on Apr 27, 2014

Made abstracts bold as to stand out from the references, added a visual to make page more appealing (Chris Noel)

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