Paul Handley is the managing editor of Church Times, an Anglican newspaper based in London. He has written about the need to focus on giving thanks in November and lamented the rise of Black Friday as a shopping festival.
M.J. Ryan is a consultant and author whose books include Attitudes of Gratitude: How to Give and Receive Joy Every Day of Your Life and A Grateful Heart.
Robert C. Roberts is a professor of ethics at Baylor University. He specializes in virtues and emotions and wrote the entry on gratitude in New Dictionary of Christian Ethics & Pastoral Theology.
Martin Seligman is one of the principal exponents of contemporary positive psychology. He is director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he is also a professor of psychology. He is familiar with psychological research on positive traits and virtues and can speak about gratitude research.
Todd Kashdan is a professor of clinical psychology at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., where he directs the Laboratory for the Study of Social Anxiety, Character Strengths and Related Phenomena. He has researched the relationship between gratitude and well-being among Vietnam War veterans.
Barbara L. Fredrickson is a psychology professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she is director of the PEP (Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology) Lab. A specialist in positive emotions, she won the first John Marks Templeton Positive Psychology Prize for original research. She contributed a chapter on how gratitude benefits human development to The […]
Robert Emmons is a psychology professor at the University of California-Davis and director of the Emmons Lab. One of his primary interests is the psychology of gratitude and how gratitude relates to human flourishing. His books include Gratitude Works!: A 21-Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity.