New research from Northeastern professor David DeSteno shows how cultivating gratitude for everyday occurrences leads to greater patience and more self-control.
In new a paper, Northeastern psychology researchers challenge long-held beliefs about patience by showing that cultivating gratitude can promote impulse control—which many previous studies have linked to better long-term outcomes.
Photo by Pink Sherbet Photography via Flickr. There are certain things most Americans expect to encounter on Thursday: Turkey. Mashed potatoes. A lazy afternoon. Too many lagers. A belly ache. A nod toward the things we’re thankful for. But the one thing we should perhaps be most thankful for may slip…