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The Spectrum of Gratitude Experience

  • John Elfers
  • Patty Hlava

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. John Elfers, Patty Hlava
    Pages 1-8
  3. John Elfers, Patty Hlava
    Pages 31-47
  4. John Elfers, Patty Hlava
    Pages 49-72
  5. John Elfers, Patty Hlava
    Pages 73-98
  6. John Elfers, Patty Hlava
    Pages 99-130
  7. John Elfers, Patty Hlava
    Pages 131-156
  8. John Elfers, Patty Hlava
    Pages 157-174
  9. John Elfers, Patty Hlava
    Pages 175-208
  10. John Elfers, Patty Hlava
    Pages 209-212
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 213-225

About this book

Introduction

Drawing from current research in psychology, the social sciences, and spirituality, this book presents a comprehensive investigation into the heart of gratitude as it arises within lived experience and its role in nurturing relationships.  It explores the range and depth of the emotion experience of gratitude and identifies its relationship with other indicators of wellbeing. New research by the authors reveals gratitude as a feature of transcendence and its connection to higher order experience including spirituality and religion. This book explores the potential for cultivating gratitude as a transformative practice for personal growth, enhancing relationships, and spiritual development.  

Keywords

Gratitude Phenomenology Transpersonal Psychology Social Psychology Spirituality studies Holistic Health Emotion

Authors and affiliations

  • John Elfers
    • 1
  • Patty Hlava
    • 2
  1. 1.Sophia UniversityPalo AltoUSA
  2. 2.University of St. ThomasMinneapolisUSA

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