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18th ISQOLS 2020 Rotterdam Netherlands
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Lilian Jans-Beken

ISQOLS 2020

Dr. Lilian Jans-Beken will be giving an oral presentation at the conference of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies in Rotterdam 2020

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Are we still grateful?
Science
Lilian Jans-Beken

Are we still grateful?

People are usually surprised when I tell them that I am an expert in gratitude. They spontaneously tell me about their own experiences with gratitude. They also often ask me: is there still gratitude in our society? Are people still grateful? Didn’t people become more selfish and individualistic? And I usually didn’t know what to answer. In this article I am looking for an answer to the question: are we still grateful?

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gratitude and loneliness in adults over 40 years examining the role of psychological flexibility and engaged living
In the media
Lilian Jans-Beken

Gratitude and loneliness

Dr. Lilian Jans-Beken of the Thriving Human Science Center was mentioned in a post of the Open University Netherlands as a mentor of the first author.

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Positive and negative emotions
Science
Lilian Jans-Beken

Gratitude is a positive emotion

When psychologists talk about emotions, they distinguish negative and positive emotions. Gratitude is seen as a positive emotion. What do psychologists mean when they talk about negative and positive emotions?

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Does gratitude makes us happy?
Science
Lilian Jans-Beken

Does gratitude makes us happy?

Mental health problems around the world are a serious issue. Gratitude connects people who can support us in good and bad times. In this way gratitude can make us happier in the end.

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