30 Oct Gratefulness equals happiness
_ã–You can_ã_t be grateful and not be happy._ã
Speaking was Robert A. Emmons, a UC Davis professor of psychology. We were sitting at a table in Selvester_ã_s Cafê© by the Creek at Chico State. _ã–Gratefulness is a sure route to happiness,_ã he added.
Emmons, the university_ã_s President_ã_s Visiting Scholar this fall, was taking a half-hour pit stop out of his busy three-day visit to the campus Oct. 27-29 to share his ideas on the positive health consequences of practicing gratitude regularly in one_ã_s life. The visit included speaking to Enloe Medical Center_ã_s Planetree organization and at a Chico State graduate-level social-work seminar on Oct. 27, and giving a public talk on Oct. 28 titled _ã–Gratitude and Emotional Prosperity During Trying Times._ã
_ã–For decades, psychology ignored the positive, with almost exclusive emphasis on the negative,_ã said Emmons, who is in the forefront of a relatively new (approximately 10 years old) field of study called _ã–positive psychology,_ã which focuses on promoting emotional wellness as opposed to treating disorder.
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