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Gratitude and Well-being Seminar

Time:
15:00 - 16:00
Date:
23 March 2011
Venue:
Shackleton Building (bldg. 44), level 3, room 3095

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Gwen Gordon on +44(0)23 80596796 or email gg@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

This talk presents a new conceptualization of gratitude as involving a life orientation towards noticing and appreciating the positive in the world, and examines how this orientation relates to well-being and social life.

Fifteen studies are presented which show (a) gratitude is strongly related to well-being, (b) this relationship is causal, (c) the mechanisms through which this relationship operates, (d) how gratitude naturally develops, and (e) how gratitude can be increased therapeutically to improve body image, and decrease anxiety and depression.

Speaker information

Dr Alex Wood,School of Psychology University of Manchester

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