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Robert A. Emmons

Updated: Mar 16, 2010

Robert A. Emmons, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology (Social-Personality)
University of California, Davis

e-mail: raemmons[at]

RESEARCH INTERESTS: gratitude, positive psychology,

TEACHING: Professor Emmons will be teaching in 2010 Psychology of Religion, Health Psychology, Topics in Social Personality and the former two he has been teaching since 2004 [teaching schedule].



B.A., University of Southern Maine, Portland, Psychology, 1980
M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Personality Psychology, 1984
Ph.D., University of Illinios at Urbana-Champaign, Personality Psychology, 1986

Personal/Academic – The main place for updates on Emmon’s work but it doesn’t seem to be updated.
Faculty page – Emmon’s official UC Davis faculty page

sadly I couldn’t find any video

Emmons, R. A. (2007). Thanks!: How the new science of gratitude can make you happier (illustrated, annotated ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.



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