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When people feel grateful, they are not only happier, they find it easier to get in touch with their "best self"—more generous, more disciplined, more virtuous. Given all of these benefits, why is it so easy for people to lose sight of all there is to be grateful for? In this talk given May 18, 2017, Cornell psychologist Tom Gilovich discusses several "enemies" of gratitude, the psychological processes that underlie them, and how they might be combatted—making it easier for people to feel grateful and live up to their best selves.

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