Granting Forgiveness or Harboring Grudges: Implications for Emotion, Physiology, and Health

@article{Witvliet2001GrantingFO,
  title={Granting Forgiveness or Harboring Grudges: Implications for Emotion, Physiology, and Health},
  author={Charlotte vanOyen Witvliet and Thomas E. Ludwig and Kelly L. Vander Laan},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={12},
  pages={117 - 123}
}
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