Gratitude and health: An updated review

Lilian Jans-Beken*, Nele Jacobs, Mayke Janssens, Sanne Peeters, Jennifer Reijnders, Lilian Lechner, Johan Lataster

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Abstract

The purpose of this review is to extend previous review findings by providing an updated overview of the literature on the connection of gratitude to human health, specifically focusing on experimental study findings, to better understand possible causation, complemented with findings from multi-wave longitudinal studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)743-782
Number of pages40
JournalJournal of positive psychology
Volume15
Issue number6
Early online date9 Aug 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2020

Keywords

  • APPRECIATION
  • DEPRESSION
  • EXPRESSING GRATITUDE
  • GRATEFUL
  • Gratitude
  • LIFE SATISFACTION
  • MENTAL-HEALTH
  • METAANALYSIS
  • POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY INTERVENTIONS
  • RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL
  • RELATIONSHIP MAINTENANCE
  • health
  • mental health
  • physical health
  • EMOTIONS

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