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On the form and function of forgiving: modeling the time-forgiveness relationship and testing the valuable relationships hypothesis.
- M. McCullough, L. R. Luna, J. W. Berry, Benjamin A Tabak, G. Bono
- Psychology, Medicine
- 1 June 2010
In two studies, the authors sought to identify the mathematical function underlying the temporal course of forgiveness. A logarithmic model outperformed linear, exponential, power, hyperbolic, and… Expand
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… Expand
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. W. Berry
- Psychology, Medicine
- Journal of personality
- 1 April 2012
The authors examined how conciliatory gestures exhibited in response to interpersonal transgressions influence forgiveness and feelings of friendship with the transgressor. In Study 1, 163… Expand
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… Expand
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… Expand
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… Expand
Virtue, Positive Psychology, and Religion: Consideration of an Overarching Virtue and an Underpinning Mechanism
Transgression-Related Interpersonal Motivations Inventory--Revised
Understanding the roles of religious comfort and strain on depressive symptoms in an inpatient psychiatric setting.
Understanding the role of religion in mental illness has always been complicated as some people turn to religion to cope with their illness, whereas others turn away. The overarching purpose of this… Expand