Study on the Phenomenon of Gratitude



The article is devoted to studying the experience of the phenomenon of gratitude. Th e importance of the positive side of human life including gratitude is explored. 45 everyday situations inducing gratitude experience are analyzed. Th e psychotherapeutic potential of gratitude is highlighted. Th e further prospects or research are sketched.

General Information

Keywords: the experience of gratitude, psychological resources, psychotherapeutic potential

Journal rubric: General Psychology, Personality Psychology, History of Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Kislitsa G.K. Study on the Phenomenon of Gratitude. Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Psychology, 2016. no. 3, pp. 65–74. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


Leont’ev D. A. Pozitivnaia psikhologiia — povestka dnia novogo stoletiia [Positive psychology — anagenda for the new century]. Psikhologiia. Zhurnal Vysshei shkoly ekonomiki [Psychology. Journal of Higher School of Economics], 2012, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 36–58. (In Russian)

Information About the Authors

Galina K. Kislitsa, Educational Psychologist, Resource Center for Psychological Rehabilitation of People with Special Needs, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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