A growing body of research over the past twenty
years shows that gratitude is truly amazing in its psychosocial and
physiological benefits. Several studies have found a strong link between
gratitude and increased sense of well-being.
Counting Your Blessings
In this study, the effect of a grateful outlook on psychological and physical well-being was examined. Results suggest that a conscious focus on blessings may have emotional and interpersonal benefits.
Social Bonds of Gratitude
This study explores the potential role of gratitude on the reduction of loneliness feelings, even controlling for several variables related to social desirability, well-being and socio-demographic characteristics.
Gratitude & Reduced Inflammation
In this research study, the gratitude intervention was associated with improved trait gratitude scores and reduced inflammatory biomarker index score over time.