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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