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Lyubomirsky et al., 2004, Study 2, described in Lyubomirsky et al., 2005: Expressing gratitude through writing increased overall happiness among students after six weeks

Reference:

Lyubomirsky, S., Sousa, L., & Dickerhoof, R. (2004). The medium is the message: The costs and benefits of thinking, writing, and talking about life’s triumphs and defeats. Manuscript submitted for publication.
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Summary:

Asking students to reflect on things they are grateful for once a week for 6 weeks increased happiness over this period, as compared both to a no-treatment control group and students asked to think of things they are grateful three times a week.

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?

Psychological Process 2:

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