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On the form and function of forgiving: modeling the time-forgiveness relationship and testing the valuable relationships hypothesis.
A logarithmic model outperformed linear, exponential, power, hyperbolic, and exponential-power models and revealed that forgiveness was uniquely associated with participants' perceptions that their relationships with their offenders retained value.
Transgressors’ guilt and shame
The current study examines forgiveness from the perspective of the transgressor, an often overlooked aspect of interpersonal forgiveness and a model of forgiveness seeking is proposed. Using a 2-wave…
Conciliatory gestures facilitate forgiveness and feelings of friendship by making transgressors appear more agreeable.
- Benjamin A. Tabak, M. McCullough, L. R. Luna, G. Bono, J. Berry
- PsychologyJournal of personality
- 1 April 2012
Results suggest that conciliatory gestures promote forgiveness in part by depicting transgressors as more sympathetic, considerate, fair, and just (i.e., agreeable) than victims' perceptions of their transgressors' Agreeableness.
Virtue, Positive Psychology, and Religion: Consideration of an Overarching Virtue and an Underpinning Mechanism
God imagery and affective outcomes in a spiritually integrative inpatient program
Apology and Restitution: Offender Accountability Responses Influence Victim Empathy and Forgiveness
Two experiments ( N = 487) tested the effects of receiving an apology (absent, present) and restitution (absent, present) in imagery of a one-sided transgression and common property crime, a burglary…
Insufficient Justification for Exclusion Prompts Compensatory Behavior
This experiment examined participants' compensatory behavior toward an excluded stranger. Participants engaged in a four-person social introductions task and rank-ordered each other member of the…
Measuring Forgiveness in Health-Related Contexts
In this chapter, we review forgiveness measures for use within healthcare settings. Because forgiveness is multidimensional, and individuals can perceive various offenders, we differentiate between…
Perceptions of Divine Forgiveness, Religious Comfort, and Depression in Psychiatric Inpatients: A Mixed Methods Study
- A. Abernethy, Charlotte van Oyen Witvliet, J. Carter
- PsychologyJournal of Religion and Health
- 23 March 2022
Understanding how forgiveness relates to mental health outcomes may improve clinical care. This study assessed 248 adult psychiatric inpatients, testing associations of forgiveness, religious comfort…