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Robert Emmons, PhD

Senior Science Advisor

Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D., is the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude. He serves as Senior Science Advisor with Accordant where he provides the latest expertise on the emotional and physical benefits of gratitude, its causes and its potential consequences for human health and well-being. Bob is a long-standing professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis. He is also founding editor-in-chief of The Journal of Positive Psychology and director of the Emmons Lab, a long-term research project committed to generating and publishing scientific data on the nature of gratitude.

Bob is the author of several leading books on gratitude including Thanks! How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier, Gratitude Works!: A 21-Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity, and The Little Book of Gratitude. His work has also been featured in publications including the Journal of Personality Assessment, Greater Good Magazine, the Journal of Happiness Studies, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He received his Ph.D. and a master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a psychology degree from the University of Southern Maine, Portland.

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