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An upward spiral between gratitude and humility

A focus on others rather than a focus on ourselves opens our awareness of the kindness of others and generates humility. In this study, the researchers trace the interactive and co-generative effects of humility and gratitude. Gratitude can help make us more receptive to others and to their values (PI Practice M1).


   15 minutes

   By: Elliott Kruse et al.

   Educator-prep | Leader-prep

Making connections:

Principled Innovation asks us to work with others and recognize the limits of our own knowledge so that we can better understand and tackle the complex issues our communities face.

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