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Author Southwell, Sharon, author

Title Gratitude : a basis for positive psychology interventions with a clinical population / Sharon Southwell
Published 2012


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Description 1 CD-ROM (PDF file (74 pages)) ; 12 cm
4 3/4 in
Summary This thesis includes a literature review that summarises the types of psychological research that have been conducted into gratitude, including the research conceptualising and developing assessments around it and exploring its associations with wellbeing, personality, social interaction, and health. The review focuses specifically on the research examining the relationship of gratitude to anxiety, depression and sleep, providing an outline of current theories about the relationship of positive affect to wellbeing, and a summary of the evidence to date. It is noted that there is comparatively little research on the impact of gratitude on anxiety and sleep but promising findings about the role of gratitude in the treatment of depression. Taken together, it is argued, the current research supported the need for trials of gratitude interventions specifically with clinical populations. Finally, the review looks at the literature of experimental interventions using gratitude. Particular emphasis is given to what has been learnt through these trials that might guide the focus and design of future research
Notes Submitted to the School of Psychology in the Faculty of Health, Deakin University
Thesis (MClinPsych ) -- Deakin University, Victoria, 2012
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 21-26, 48-51
Subject Gratitude.
Well-being -- Psychological aspects.
Genre/Form Academic theses.
Author Deakin University. Faculty of Health
Deakin University. School of Psychology, degree granting institution