Emmons Lab (Emmons)
Gratitude heals, energizes and transforms lives. We are engaged in a long-term research project designed to create and disseminate a large body of novel scientific data on the nature of gratitude, its causes, and its potential consequences for human health and well-being. Through conducting highly focused, cutting-edge studies on the nature of gratitude, its causes and its consequences, we hope to shed important scientific light on this important concept.
We are developing methods to cultivate gratitude in daily life and assess gratitude’s effect on well-being.
We are developing a measure to reliably assess individual differences in dispositional gratefulness.
Much of our recent work focuses on the development of gratitude in children. I am collaborating with Jeffrey Froh and Giacomo Bono on the Youth Gratitude Project.