The Spectrum of Gratitude Experience

Authors: Elfers, John, Hlava, Patty

  • Presents a comprehensive model of gratitude from multidisciplinary perspectives including psychology, social sciences, and spirituality
  • Bridges mainstream mental health and psychology with alternative and holistic approaches, uncovering the transformative and healing qualities of gratitude
  • Offers insight into the transformative potential of gratitude for personal growth, enhanced relationships, and spiritual development
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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.  

About the authors

John Elfers, PhD, is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist and education consultant. He has created educational programs in the areas of mental health, adolescent reproductive health, drug intervention, and community building. He continues to conduct research in the area of transformative practices. He is an associate core faculty for Sofia University, USA.

Patty Hlava, PhD is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Meditation Instructor in practice at Healthwise Behavioral Health and Wellness as well as Healthwise Mindfulness and Yoga Psychology Studio. Her research has been published in The Journal of Humanistic Psychology and The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies.


Reviews

“The book offers a broad overview of the nuances of gratitude, ranging from how gratitude is felt to how gratitude is expressed. This book is steeped in cutting-edge research. If you want to learn everything you can about gratitude, read this book; you’ll be grateful you did.” (Jeffrey J. Froh, Associate Professor of Psychology at Hofstra University, USA)

“This book is a compelling invitation to explore gratitude in its myriad of manifestations from the simple to the sacred.  Drawing upon their original gratitude research the authors present an excellent case for keeping gratitude central for any life that desires to be well lived and/or well loved.” (Fred Luskin, member of the advisory board of the Greater Good Science Center)

“This book not only reviews the comprehensive theory of gratitude, but also provides an insight into the lived experience of gratitude. Reading this book, you’ll not only capture the newest knowledge of gratitude, but also learn how to cultivate the mother of virtue.” (Chih-Che Lin, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan) 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Story of Gratitude

    Elfers, John (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Foundations of Gratitude: Human Cooperation and Reciprocity

    Elfers, John (et al.)

    Pages 9-29

  • The Lived Experience of Gratitude

    Elfers, John (et al.)

    Pages 31-47

  • The Gratitude of Caring: Altruism and Empathy

    Elfers, John (et al.)

    Pages 49-72

  • The Relational Experience of Gratitude

    Elfers, John (et al.)

    Pages 73-98

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eBook $79.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-41029-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Spectrum of Gratitude Experience
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41030-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41030-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41029-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 225
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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