Positive Responses to Benefit and Harm: Bringing Forgiveness and Gratitude Into Cognitive Psychotherapy

  title={Positive Responses to Benefit and Harm: Bringing Forgiveness and Gratitude Into Cognitive Psychotherapy},
  author={G. Bono and M. McCullough},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy},
  pages={147 - 158}
  • G. Bono, M. McCullough
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy
  • Forgiveness and gratitude represent positive psychological responses to interpersonal harms and benefits that individuals have experienced. In the present article we first provide a brief review of the research that has shown forgiveness and gratitude to be related to various measures of physical and psychological well-being. We then review the empirical findings regarding the cognitive and affective substrates of forgiveness and gratitude. We also offer a selective review of some of the… CONTINUE READING
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