Robert Emmons

The Science and Spirit of Gratefulness

Robert Emmons, alongside Fuller scholars and practitioners, delves into the science of gratitude and the ways it shapes our relationship with one another, with God, and with the wider natural world.

“Gratitude is not just a switch to turn on when things go well. It is also a light that shines in the darkness.”

Robert Emmons
Robert Emmons

Robert Emmons on the Story of Gratitude

Robert Emmons introduces the history of gratitude research and shares about the multifaceted positive outcomes gratitude has on individuals and communities. WATCHHolistic Healing and Wellness

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Amos Yong

Response | An Eschatological Expansion of Gratitude

Amos Yong uses a biblical and theological lens to consider how worship practices can help us experience and nurture gratitude. WATCHChristian Approaches to Counseling and Psychotherapy

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Rebecca Baer

Response | Forms of Gratitude and Joy

Rebecca Baer, drawing parallels from her research on joy, reflects on both distorted and positive forms of gratitude. WATCHDoctrines of Creation

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panel

Q&A | Robert Emmons, Amos Yong, and Rebecca Baer

Robert Emmons, Amos Yong, and Rebecca Baer discuss the relationships gratitude has with lament, trauma, and escapism, in a Q&A moderated by Brad D. Strawn. WATCHMigration in Missiological Perspective

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Robert Emmons

Robert Emmons on Gratitude to God and Shaping Identity

Robert Emmons discusses gratitude in spiritual contexts and how gratitude directed toward God can be formative to who we are. WATCHThe Mission of Health

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Pam King

Response | Pamela Ebstyne King on Gratitude and Thriving

Pamela Ebstyne King explains how gratitude can both guide us and propel us toward thriving and the good life. WATCHMigration in Missiological Perspective

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Hannah Che

Response | Hannah Che on Gratitude and Suffering

Hannah Che considers the dynamics between Christian gratitude and suffering, lament, and pain, through a particular Korean cultural lens. WATCHHolistic Healing and Wellness

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Panel

Q&A | Robert Emmons, Pamela Ebstyne King, and Hannah Che

Robert Emmons, Pamela Ebstyne King, and Hannah Che discuss gratitude as it relates to love, humility, and justice, in a Q&A moderated by Brad D. Strawn. WATCHThe Mission of Health

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Robert Emmons

Robert Emmons on Gratitude in the Face of Climate Change

Robert Emmons reflects on our capacity for gratitude to the natural world and how gratitude may help combat climate change. WATCHChristian Approaches to Counseling and Psychotherapy

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Wilmer Villacorta

Response | Wilmer Villacorta on Divine Justice and our Common Home

Wilmer G. Villacorta meditates on how we have come to objectify others and how gratitude can be a step toward witnessing God’s shalom and justice in creation. WATCHHolistic Healing and Wellness

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Bethany Ferguson

Response | Bethany Ferguson on Gratitude and Interconnectedness

Bethany Ferguson talks about our increasing disconnection to the environment and the need for a humble recognition of our interconnectedness. WATCHHolistic Healing and Wellness

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panel

Q&A | Robert Emmons and Wilmer G. Villacorta

Robert Emmons and Wilmer G. Villacorta discuss our loss of connection to the natural world and our need to both give thanks to the earth and give thanks to God for it, in a Q&A moderated by Brad D. Strawn. WATCHThe Mission of Health

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integration symposium

Fuller’s School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy’s 2022 Integration Symposium featured Robert Emmons, professor emeritus of psychology at the University of California, Davis, who delivered his lectures on “The Science and Spirit of Gratefulness: 25 Years of Progress.”