Giacomo Bono, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at California State University Dominguez Hills, with a background in social and developmental psychology and expertise in positive youth development -- in particulary, prosocial behavior, well-being and interpersonal relationships in family, school, and community contexts. He has over 10 years experience with research and evaluation of prevention and promotion programs for youth and families.
Together with Jeffrey Froh, Psy.D., Giacomo is working on research funded by the John Templeton Foundation to examine the measurement of gratitude in children and teens, developmental factors of gratitude, and intervention strategies and applications for promoting gratitude in youth. They are co-authors of the book Making Grateful Kids: The Science of Building Character, published by Templeton Press in March 2014.
This blog is based on the Making Grateful Kids book (March 2014). Using research in positive psychology and on gratitude, Froh and Bono provide a practical view of gratitude as a life skill and give parents, teachers, pastors, or anyone who works with youth ideas and strategies for boosting gratitude in children and adolescents. When kids and young adults practice gratefulness for the good things and people in their lives good things happen. People can come together in special ways to make the world better.