Forgiveness, Feeling Connected to Others, and Well-Being: Two Longitudinal Studies

  title={Forgiveness, Feeling Connected to Others, and Well-Being: Two Longitudinal Studies},
  author={Giacomo Bono and Michael E. McCullough and Lindsey Marie Root},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={182 - 195}
In two studies, the authors investigated the associations between interpersonal forgiveness and psychological well-being. Cross-sectional and prospective multilevel analyses demonstrated that increases in forgiveness (measured as fluctuations in individuals' avoidance, revenge, and benevolence motivations toward their transgressors) were related to within-persons increases in psychological well-being (measured as more satisfaction with life, more positive mood, less negative mood, and fewer… 

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