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Publications

In Press

Davis, D., Hook, J., Worthington, E., & Emmons, R. A. (in press). Relational humility: Conceptualizing and measuring humility as a personality judgment. Journal of Personality Assessment.

Emmons, R. A, & Schnitker, S. A. (in press). Gods and goals: Purpose in the psychology of religion and spirituality. In R.F. Paloutzian & C.L. Park (Eds.), Handbook of the psychology of religion and spirituality (2nd Ed.). New York: Guilford.

Emmons, R. A., & Mishra, A. (in press). Why gratitude enhances well-being: What we know, what we need to know. In Sheldon, K., Kashdan, T., & Steger, M.F. (Eds.) Designing the future of positive psychology: Taking stock and moving forward. New York: Oxford University Press.          

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Froh, J. J.,Fan, J., Emmons, R. A., Bono, G., Huebner, E. S., & Watkins, P. (in press). Measuring gratitude in youth: Assessing the psychometric properties of adult gratitude scales in children and adolescents. Psychological Assessment.

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Schnitker, S. A., & Emmons, R. A. (in press). Positive psychology. In P. Brugger, A. Runehov, P. H. Duran, & R.F. Paloutzian (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sciences and religions. New YorK: Springer.

2010

Froh, J. J., Emmons, R. A. Card, N. A., Bono, G. & Wilson, J. A. (2010). Gratitude and the reduced costs of materialism in adolescents. Journal of Happiness Studies. 
 

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Froh, J. J., Bono, G., & Emmons, R. A. (2010). Being grateful is beyond good manners: Gratitude and motivation to contribute to society among early adolescents. Motivation and Emotion, 34, 144-157.

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2009


Emmons, R. A. (2009). The John Templeton Foundation. In S.J. Lopez & A. Beauchamp (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology (pp. 988-990). New York: Oxford University Press.

Emmons, R. A. (2009). Greatest of the virtues? Gratitude and the grateful personality. In D. Narvaez and D. Lapsley (Eds.), Personality, identity, and character: Explorations in moral psychology (pp. 256-270). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Emmons, R. A. (2009). Gratitude. In S.J. Lopez & A. Beauchamp (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology. (pp. 442-447).  New York: Oxford University Press.

Emmons, R. A. (2009). Gratitude. In H. Reis (Ed.), Encyclopedia of human relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Emmons, R. A. (2009). Gratitude.  In D. Sander & K. R. Scherer, Eds., Oxford Companion to the Affective Sciences  (p. 198). New York: Oxford University Press.

Emmons, R. A. (2009). Religion, psychology of. In D. Matsumoto (Ed.). Cambridge Dictionary of Psychology (p. 438). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Farhadian, C., & Emmons, R. A. (2009). The psychology of forgiveness and religions. In A. Kalayjiain & R.F. Paloutzian (Eds.). Forgiveness and reconciliation: Psychological pathways to conflict transformation and peace building (pp. 55-70). New York: Springer.

2008

Emmons, R. A., Barrett, J. L., & Schnitker, S. A. (2008). Religion and personality. In R. Robins, O.P. John, & L.A. Pervin (Eds.), Handbook of Personality (3rd Ed.) (pp. 634-653). New York: Guilford Press.
 
Emmons, R. A.  (2008). Gratitude, subjective well-being, and the brain. In R.J. Larsen & M. Eid  (Eds.), The Science of Subjective Well-Being. (pp. 469-489). New York: The Guilford Press.

Froh, 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  Psychology, 46, 213-233.

Emmons, R.A. (2008). Gratitude: The science and spirit of thankfulness. In Measuring the immeasurable: The scientific case for spirituality (pp. 121-134). Boulder, CO: Sounds True.
  

2007

Schnitker, S.A., & Emmons, R. A. (2007). Patience as a virtue: Religious and psychological perspectives. Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 18, 177-206.
 
Emmons, R. A. (2007). Gratitude, subjective well-being, and the brain. In R.J. Larsen & M. Eid (Eds.), The Science of Subjective Well-Being. New York: The Guilford Press.
 
Emmons, R. A. (2007). Purposeful action and striving for the sacred. Psyke og logos, 28, 794-804. 
 
Emmons, R. A. (2007). Pay it forward: A symposium on gratitude. Greater Good, 4, 12-15.

2006

Emmons, R. A., & McNamara, P. (2006). Sacred emotions and affective neuroscience: Gratitude, costly-signaling, and the brain. In P. McNamara (Ed.), Where God and man meet: How the brain and evolutionary sciences are revolutionizing our understanding of religion and spirituality (Vol. 1, pp. 11-30).Westport, CT: Praeger.
 
Emmons, R. A. (2006). Sacred emotions. In K. Bulkeley (Ed.). Soul, psyche, and brain: New directions in the study of religion and brain-mind science (pp. 93-112). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
 
Emmons, R. A. (2006). Spirituality: Recent progress. In M. Csikszentmihalyi (Ed.), A life worth
Living: Contributions to positive psychology (pp. 62-84).  New York: Oxford University Press.
 
Kneezel, T., & Emmons, R. A. (2006). Personality and spiritual development. in P. L. Benson, Roehlkepartain, E.C., King, P.E., & Wagener, L. (Eds.), The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence (pp. 266-278). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

 

2005

Emmons, R.A. (2005). Striving for the sacred: Personal goals, life meaning, and religion. Journal of Social Issues, 61, 731-746.
 
Emmons, R.A. (2005). Emotion and religion. In R.F. Paloutzian & C. L. Park (Eds.), The handbook of the psychology of religion (pp. 235-252). New York: Guilford.
 
Emmons, R.A. (2005). Giving thanks: Psychological research on gratitude and praise. In Harper, C.L., Jr. (Ed.).  Spiritual information: 100 perspectives (pp. 451-456). Philadelphia, PA: Templeton Foundation Press.

Emmons, R. A., & Kneezel, T. T.(2005). Giving thanks: Spiritual and religious correlates of gratitude. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 24, 140-148.
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2003

Paloutzian, R. F., Emmons, R. A., & Keortge, S. G. (2003). Spiritual well-being, spiritual intelligence, and healthy workplace policy. In R. A. Giacalone & C. L. Jurkiewicz (Eds.), Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Organizational Performance (pp. 123-136). Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe.

Emmons, R. A. (2003). Acts of gratitude in organizations. In K. S. Cameron, J. E. Dutton, & R. E. Quinn (Eds.), Positive organizational scholarship (pp. 81-93). San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

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Emmons, R. A. (2003). Personal goals, life meaning, and virtue: Wellsprings of a positive life. In C.L.M. Keyes (Ed.), Flourishing: The positive person and the good life (pp. 105-128). Washington, DC: American Psychological
Association.
 
Emmons, R. A. (2003). Spiritual striving and the unification of personality. Streams of William James, 5, 21-24.
  
Emmons, R. A., McCullough, M. E., & Tsang, J. (2003). The measurement of gratitude. In S. Lopez & C.R. Snyder (Eds.), Handbook of positive psychology assessment (pp. 327-341).   Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Emmons, R. A., & McCullough, M. E. (2003). Counting blessings versus burdens: Experimental studies of gratitude and subjective well-being in daily life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 377-389.
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Emmons, R. A., & Paloutzian, R. F. (2003). The psychology of religion. Annual Review of Psychology, 54, 377-402.
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2002

McCullough, M. E., Emmons, R. A., & Tsang, J. (2002). The grateful disposition: A conceptual and empirical topography. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82-112-127.
 

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Emmons, R. A. & Shelton, C. S. (2002). Gratitude and the science of positive psychology. In C. R. Snyder and S. J. Lopez (Eds.), Handbook of positive psychology (pp. 459-471). New York: Oxford University Press.
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2001

McCullough, M. E., Kirkpatrick, S., Emmons, R. A., & Larson, D. (2001). Is gratitude a moral affect? Psychological Bulletin, 127, 249-266.

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Emmons, R. A. (2001). Gratitude and mind-body health. Spirituality and Medicine Connection, 5, 1-7.

2000

King, L. A., & Emmons, R. A. (2000). Assessment of motivation. In A.E. Kazdin (Ed)., Encyclopedia of Psychology (Vol. 5, pp. 320-324). New York: Oxford University Press.
 
Emmons, R. A., & Crumpler, C. A. (2000). Gratitude as a human strength: Appraising the evidence. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 19, 56-69.
 
Emmons, R. A. (2000). Spirituality and intelligence: Problems and prospects. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 10, 57-64.
 
Emmons, R. A. (2000). Is spirituality an intelligence? Motivation, cognition, and the psychology of ultimate concern. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 10, 3-26.
 
Emmons, R. A. (2000). Personality and forgiveness. In M. E. McCullough, K. I. Pargament, & C. E. Thoresen (Eds.), The frontiers of forgiving: Conceptual, empirical, and clinical perspectives (pp. 156-175). New York: The Guilford Press. 

 

1999

Emmons, R. A. (1999). Religion in the psychology of personality: An introduction. Journal of Personality, 67, 873-888.
 
Emmons, R. A., & Crumpler, C. A. (1999). Religion and spirituality? The roles of sanctification and the concept of God. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 9, 17-24.

1998

Emmons, R. A., Cheung, C., & Tehrani, K. (1998). Assessing spirituality through personal goals: Implications for research on religion and subjective well-being.  Social Indicators Research, 45, 391-422.
 
Emmons, R. A. (1998). Religion and personality. In H.G. Koenig (Ed.), Handbook of religion and mental health (pp. 63-74). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
 
Emmons, R. A. (1998). A systems framework or systems frameworks? Psychological Inquiry, 9, 148-150.
 
Emmons, R. A., Colby, P. M., & Kaiser, H. A. (1998). When losses lead to gains: Personal goals and the recovery of meaning. In P.T.P. Wong & P.S. Fry (Eds.), The human quest for meaning (pp. 163-178). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

1997

Colby, P. M., & Emmons, R. A. (1997). Emotional styles as predictors of social support: Links to perceived, requested, and observer reports of support. In G. R. Pierce, I. G. Sarason, and B. Sarason (Eds.), Sourcebook of theory and research on social support and personality (pp. 445-471). New York: Plenum.
 
Emmons, R. A. (1997). Motives and life goals. In S. Briggs, R. Hogan, and J. A. Johnson (Eds.), Handbook of personality psychology (pp. 485-512).   San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

1996

Emmons, R. A. (1996). Striving and feeling: Personal goals and subjective well-being. In J. Bargh & P. Gollwitzer (Eds.), The psychology of action: Linking motivation and cognition to behavior (pp. 314-337). New York: Guilford.

 

1995

Emmons, R. A. (1995). Levels and domains in personality. Journal of Personality, 63, 341-364.
 
Emmons, R. A., & Colby, P. M. (1995). Emotional conflict and well-being: Relation to perceived availability, daily utilization, and observer reports of social support.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 68, 947-959.
 
Emmons, R. A., & Kaiser, H. (1995). Goal orientation and emotional well-being: Linking goals and affect through the self. In A. Tesser & L. Martin (Eds.), Goals and affect (pp. 79-98). New York: Plenum.
 
Ferrari, J. R., & Emmons, R. A. (1995). Methods of procrastination and their relation to self-control and self-reinforcement. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 10, 1-8.
 
Ferrari, J. R., & Emmons, R. A. (1995). Procrastination as revenge: Do people report using delays as a strategy for revenge? Personality and Individual Differences, 15, 539-544.
 
Sheldon, K., & Emmons, R. A. (1995). Personal striving differentiation and integration. Personality and Individual Differences, 18, 39-46.

 

1993

Emmons, R. A. (1993). Current status of the motive concept. In R. Wolfe, R. Hogan, & K. Craik (Eds.), Fifty years of personality psychology (pp. 187-196). New York: Plenum Press.
 
Emmons, R. A., King, L. A., & Sheldon, K. (1993). Goal conflict and the self-regulation of action. In D. M. Wegner & J. W. Pennebaker (Eds.), Handbook of Mental Control (pp. 528-551). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

1992

Emmons, R. A. (1992). Abstract versus concrete goals: Personal striving level, physical illness, and psychological well-being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 62, 292-300.
 
Emmons, R. A. (1992). The repressive personality and social support. In H.S. Friedman (Ed.), Hostility, health, and coping (pp. 141-150). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
 
Emmons, R. A., & King, L. A. (1992). Thematic analysis, experience sampling, and personal goals. In C. A. Smith (Ed.), Motivation and personality: Handbook of thematic content analysis (pp. 73-86). New York: Cambridge University Press.
 
King, L.A., Emmons, R.A., & Woodley, S. (1992). The structure of inhibition. Journal of Research in Personality, 26, 85-102.
 
Bradlee, P. M., & Emmons, R. A. (1992). Locating narcissism within the interpersonal circumplex and the five-factor model. Personality and Individual Differences, 13, 821-830.

 

1991

Emmons, R. A. (1991). Personal strivings, daily life events, and psychological and physical well-being. Journal of Personality, 59, 453-472.
 
Emmons, R. A., & McAdams, D. P. (1991). Personal strivings and motive dispositions: Exploring the links. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 17, 648-654.
 
King, L. A., & Emmons, R. A. (1991). Psychological, physical, and interpersonal correlates of emotional expressiveness, conflict, and control. European Journal of Personality, 5, 131-150.

 

1990

 
King, L. A., & Emmons, R. A. (1990). Ambivalence over expressing emotion: Physical and psychological correlates. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 58, 864-877.

 

1989

Emmons, R. A. (1989). The personal striving approach to personality. In L. A. Pervin (Ed.), Goal concepts in personality and social psychology (pp. 87-126). Hillsdale, NJ : Erlbaum.
 
Emmons, R. A. (1989). Exploring the relations between motives and traits: The case of
narcissism. In D.M. Buss & N. Cantor (Eds.), Personality psychology: Recent trends and emerging directions (pp. 32-44). New York: Springer-Verlag.
 
Emmons, R. A., & King, L. A. (1989). On the personalization of motivation. In T. K. Srull & R. S. Wyer, Jr. (Eds)., Advances in social cognition, (V. 2., pp. 111-122). Hillsdale, N.J: Erlbaum.
 
Emmons, R. A., & King, L. A. (1989). Personal striving differentiation and affective reactivity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 56, 478-484.
 

1988

Emmons, R. A., & King, L. A. (1988). Conflict among personal strivings: Immediate and long-term implications for psychological and physical well-being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 54, 1040-1048.

 

1987

Emmons, R. A. (1987). Narcissism: Theory and measurement. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 52, 11-17.

 

1986

Emmons, R. A. (1986). Personal strivings: An approach to personality and subjective well-being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 51, 1058-1068.
 
Emmons, R. A., & Diener, E. (1986). Situation selection as a moderator of response consistency and stability. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 51, 1013-1019.
 
Emmons, R. A., Diener, E., & Larsen, R. J. (1986). Choice and avoidance of everyday situation and affect congruence: Two models of reciprocal interactionism. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 51, 815-826.
 
Emmons, R. A., & Diener, E. (1986). A goal affect analysis of situational choice and avoidance. Journal of Research in Personality, 20, 309-326
 
Larsen, R. J., Diener, E., & Emmons, R. A. (1986). Affect intensity and reactions to daily life events. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 51, 803-815.
 
Emmons, R. A., & Diener, E. (1986). Influence of impulsivity and sociability on subjective well-being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 50, 1211-1215.
 
Emmons, R. A., & Diener, E. (1986). An interactional approach to the study of personality and emotion. Journal of Personality, 54, 371-384.

 

1985

Diener, E., Horowitz, J., & Emmons, R. A. (1985).  Happiness of the very wealthy. Social Indicators Research, 16, 263-274.

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Diener, E., Larsen, R. J., Levine, S., & Emmons, R. A. (1985). Intensity and frequency: Dimensions underlying positive and negative affect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 48, 1253-1265.

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Emmons, R. A., & Diener, E. (1985). Factors predicting satisfaction judgments: A comparative examination. Social Indicators Research, 16, 157-167. 

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Larsen, R. J., Diener, E., & Emmons, R. A. (1985). An evaluation of subjective well-being measures. Social Indicators Research, 17, 1-17. 

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Diener, E., Emmons, R. A., Larsen, R. J., & Griffin, S. (1985). The satisfaction with life scale. Journal of Personality Assessment, 49, 71-75.
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Emmons, R. A., & Diener, E. (1985). Personality correlates of subjective well-being. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 11, 89-97.
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Emmons, R. A., Diener, E., & Larsen, R. J. (1985). Choice and avoidance of situations and congruence models of interactionism. Personality and Individual Differences, 6, 693-702.
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1984

Emmons, R. A. (1984). Factor analysis and construct validity of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory. Journal of Personality Assessment, 48, 291-300.
 
Diener, E., Larsen, R. J., & Emmons, R. A. (1984). Person X situation interactions: choice of situations and congruence response models. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 47, 580-592.
 
Diener, E., & Emmons, R. A. (1984). The independence of positive and negative affect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 47, 1105-1117.