On The Science of Gratitude

November 27th, 2014

As an occasion for gorging upon food and drink, Thanksgiving isn’t the healthiest of holidays. But to remind us to celebrate gratitude, it can benefit our health and success. Scientific research supports the practice of gratitude as a basic human function.Chris Mooney reports in the Science of Gratitude, “The further the research in evolutionary psychology goes, the more cooperation—not competition—is emerging as the defining human trait. Gratitude is a sign of moral behavior and a motivator of others to behave morally towards us. Saying thanks often and loudly enough for others to hear thus translates into tangible rewards.” Read the full article, here. Happy Thanksgiving, readers. Hope you are grateful for all the you have and all that you’ve learned.