When it comes to the wellness science, we admit it – we’re nerds. We’ve read stacks and stacks of research papers and bookmarked them for integration into Gratiu’s concept and content. Every so often we’ll take a break from growing Gratiu to add them here so you can share in our excitement!
This result, which is backed by two longitudinal field studies, shows that there is a "virtuous circle of human well-being: higher levels of gratitude increase life satisfaction, which in turn increases gratitude, leading to a positive spiral."
The Reciprocal Relationship Between Gratitude and Life Satisfaction: Evidence From Two Longitudinal Field Studies
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Universidad Andres Bello, North-West University (Vanderbijlpark)
This study looks at women diagnosed with breast cancer. The group of women that made it a priority to prioritize gratitude, and record their daily gratitudes, were found to function better than those women who did not practice gratitude at all. Further, the study suggest that a daily gratitude practice may be, "an “undoer”" of distress related to breast cancer treatment."
Using a Gratitude Intervention to Improve the Lives of Women With Breast Cancer: A Daily Diary Study
SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poznan, Poland, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, United States
The practice of gratitude has shown to be effective in reducing stress in women undergoing IVF therapy.
Gratitude in infertility: a cross-sectional examination of dispositional gratitude in coping with infertility-related stress in women undergoing IVF
University of Hong Kong
"Web-based PAJ may serve as an effective intervention for mitigating mental distress, increasing well-being, and enhancing physical functioning among medical populations."
Online Positive Affect Journaling in the Improvement of Mental Distress and Well-Being in General Medical Patients With Elevated Anxiety Symptoms: A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Trial
Department of Biobehavioral Health, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States 2 Department of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, The Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA, United States 3 Department of Public Health Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine, The Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA, United States Joshua M Smyth, Department of Biobehavioral Health, The Pennsylvania State University, 231 Biobehavioral Health Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 16802, United States, Phone: 1 8148638402, Email: ude.usp@7811smj.
It seems that selfish people would have more because of their selfishness, but it has been found that people who are inclusive, more giving, and are more other-ness oriented are offered higher (often paid) positions in the workplace, and in their communities.