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The gift of thanks: the roots and rituals of gratitude
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Published:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
Physical Desc:
458 pages ; 24 cm.
Status:
Pocket-Greenhaven
394 V834 2009

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"The Gift of Thanks" considers cultural history, including the modern battle of social scientists to pin down the notion of thankfulness and account for it, and the newly awakened scientific interest in the biological and evolutionary roots of emotions.

This fascinating inquiry into all aspects of gratitude ranges from the unusual determination with which parents teach their children to thank, to the difference between speaking the words and feeling them, to the ways different cultures handle the complex matters of giving, receiving, and returning favors and presents. It also illuminates the modern battle of social scientists to pin down the notion of thankfulness and discover its biological and evolutionary roots.

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ISBN:
9780151013319, 0151013314

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Originally published: Toronto : HarperCollins, 2008.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"The Gift of Thanks" considers cultural history, including the modern battle of social scientists to pin down the notion of thankfulness and account for it, and the newly awakened scientific interest in the biological and evolutionary roots of emotions.
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This fascinating inquiry into all aspects of gratitude ranges from the unusual determination with which parents teach their children to thank, to the difference between speaking the words and feeling them, to the ways different cultures handle the complex matters of giving, receiving, and returning favors and presents. It also illuminates the modern battle of social scientists to pin down the notion of thankfulness and discover its biological and evolutionary roots.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Visser, M. (2009). The gift of thanks: the roots and rituals of gratitude. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Visser, Margaret. 2009. The Gift of Thanks: The Roots and Rituals of Gratitude. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Visser, Margaret, The Gift of Thanks: The Roots and Rituals of Gratitude. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.

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Visser, Margaret. The Gift of Thanks: The Roots and Rituals of Gratitude. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.

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