Forgiving Usually Takes Time: A Lesson Learned by Studying Interventions to Promote Forgiveness

@article{Worthington2000ForgivingUT,
  title={Forgiving Usually Takes Time: A Lesson Learned by Studying Interventions to Promote Forgiveness},
  author={Everett L. Worthington and Taro A. Kurusu and Wanda R. Collins and John W. Berry and Jennifer S. Ripley and Sasha N. Baier},
  journal={Journal of Psychology and Theology},
  year={2000},
  volume={28},
  pages={20 - 3}
}
Numerous accounts of research on promoting forgiveness in group settings have been published, indicating that forgiveness can be promoted successfully in varying degrees. Many have suggested that empathy-based interventions are often successful. It takes time to develop empathy for an offender. We report three studies of very brief attempts to promote forgiveness in psychoeducational group settings. The studies use ten-minute, one-hour, two-hour, and 130–minute interventions with college… Expand
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