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Gratitude is always in style.
They keep telling us that platitude is out of style.
Definition of platitude – a remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful. Should we use more platitude with gratitude?
By Eric Pedersen
A great deal of research has shown that gratitude helps us to initiate, maintain, and strengthen our relationships. Gratitude may make our romantic relationships closer and more satisfying, encourage us to feel more invested in friendships, and even cause us to be more helpful coworkers.
However, two questions have received relatively little attention from gratitude researchers: What specific information is processed in the mind that causes us to feel gratitude, and why did gratitude evolve in the first place?
Trying to answer these questions can help us develop a deeper understanding of how (and why) gratitude functions the way it does, so we can truly use it to build stronger social connections. Based on our initial research, we’re beginning to understand that gratitude helps to reinforce other people’s good deeds and to jump-start mutually cooperative relationships.
Gratitude and interpersonal value
Gratitude seems to be very important for…
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