Research on Gratitude
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
An in-depth look of the Science of Gratitude. This study covers everything gratitude, from the history of the practice, to the benefits, and social and cultural factors linked to gratitude.