Gratitude and health: An updated review

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

*Corresponding author for this work

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    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
    Issue number6
    Early online date2019
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2020


    • Gratitude
    • health
    • physical health
    • mental health


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