Gratitude Greatest Hits

By Jeremy Adam Smith | November 19, 2014 | 0 comments

During the past three years, we've published dozens of articles and videos about the science of gratitude. Just in time for Thanksgiving, here are the best!

Three years ago, the Greater Good Science Center launched the Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude program, which supported 29 research projects and yielded dozens of articles and videos on the science of gratitude.

As Thanksgiving 2014 approaches, we thought we’d take the time to highlight some of the best and most interesting content from the past three years.

Why bother? Benefits of gratitude

Basics of building the “thank you” habit

Fostering thankfulness at home, school, and work

When “thanks” doesn’t seem like the right response

The GGSC’s coverage of gratitude is sponsored by the <a href=“”>John Templeton Foundation</a> as part of our <a href=“”>Expanding Gratitude</a> project. The GGSC's coverage of gratitude is sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation as part of our Expanding Gratitude project.

We at the GGSC would like to thank our colleagues at UC Davis and the John Templeton Foundation, whose support made the gratitude project possible.

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About The Author

Jeremy Adam Smith edits the GGSC’s online magazine, Greater Good. He is also the author or coeditor of four books, including The Daddy Shift, Are We Born Racist?, and The Compassionate Instinct. Before joining the GGSC, Jeremy was a 2010-11 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. You can follow him on Twitter!


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