Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D.

Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D.
Senior Science Advisor
Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D.

Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D., is the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude. He is a long-standing professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis; 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 a substantial quantity of scientific data on the nature of gratitude, its causes, and its potential consequences for human health and well-being. He 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 the Journal of Personality Assessment, Greater Good Magazine, the Journal of Happiness Studies, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and more. Emmons serves as Senior Science Advisor at Accordant Philanthropy.