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Emmons & McCullough, 2003, Study 3: Expressing gratitude through writing increased life satisfaction among adults with neuromusclar disease over 3 weeks

Reference:

Emmons, R. A., & McCullough, M. E. (2003). Counting blessings versus burdens: an experimental investigation of gratitude and subjective well-being in daily life. Journal of personality and social psychology, 84(2), 377.
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Summary:

Asking adults with neuromuscular disease to write briefly each day for 3 weeks about things they were grateful for increased positive affect, reduced negative affect, increased life satisfaction and felt connection with others, and improved sleep hours and quality as compared to a control condition over this period. There was no effect on experiences of physical pain, exercise frequency, or physical symptoms.

Psychological Process:

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

Selves (My Own and Others')

Psychological Question Addressed

Do I think and feel positively about myself?

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Need

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What About it?

Approach to Desired Meaning

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Process 3:

Need

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Do I think and feel positively about myself?

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Walton & Wilson, 2018