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.

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Research Topics

Gratitude and Well-Being

We are developing methods to cultivate gratitude in daily life and assess gratitude’s effect on well-being.

Measuring Gratitude

We are developing a measure to reliably assess individual differences in dispositional gratefulness.

The Development of Gratitude in Children

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.