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Tag: Trait Gratitude

Evidence for a relationship between trait gratitude and prosocial behaviour

Published in: Cognition and Emotion, Volume 32, Issue 2, 397-403 Abstract “Prosocial behaviour towards unrelated others is communally beneficial but can be individually costly. The emotion of gratitude mitigates this cost by encouraging direct as well as “upstream” reciprocity, thereby facilitating cooperation. A widely used method for measuring trait gratitude is the Gratitude Questionnaire (GQ6) [McCullough, M., Emmons, R., & Tsang, J. (2002). The grateful disposition: A conceptual and empirical topography. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 112–127. Retrieved from]. Here we undertake an assessment of the external validity of the GQ6 by examining its relationship with two incentivized economic games that… Read More