On the form and function of forgiving: modeling the time-forgiveness relationship and testing the valuable relationships hypothesis.

@article{McCullough2010OnTF,
  title={On the form and function of forgiving: modeling the time-forgiveness relationship and testing the valuable relationships hypothesis.},
  author={M. McCullough and L. R. Luna and J. W. Berry and Benjamin A Tabak and G. Bono},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={
          358-76
        }
}
  • M. McCullough, L. R. Luna, +2 authors G. Bono
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Emotion
  • 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 exponential-power models. The logarithmic function implies a psychological process yielding diminishing returns, corresponds to the Weber-Fechner law, and is functionally similar to the power law underlying the psychophysical function (Stevens, 1971) and the forgetting function (Wixted & Ebbesen, 1997… CONTINUE READING
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