Rumination, emotion, and forgiveness: three longitudinal studies.

  title={Rumination, emotion, and forgiveness: three longitudinal studies.},
  author={Michael E. Mccullough and Giacomo Bono and Lindsey M. Root},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={92 3},
In 3 studies, the authors investigated whether within-persons increases in rumination about an interpersonal transgression were associated with within-persons reductions in forgiveness. Results supported this hypothesis. The association of transient increases in rumination with transient reductions in forgiveness appeared to be mediated by anger, but not fear, toward the transgressor. The association of rumination and forgiveness was not confounded by daily fluctuations in positive affect and… CONTINUE READING

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