Self – Forgiveness : the Stepchild of Forgiveness Research

  title={Self – Forgiveness : the Stepchild of Forgiveness Research},
  author={Julie H. Hall and Frank D. Fincham},
Although research on interpersonal forgiveness is burgeoning, there is little conceptual or empirical scholarship on self–forgiveness. To stimulate research on this topic, a conceptual analysis of self–forgiveness is offered in which self–forgiveness is defined and distinguished from interpersonal forgiveness and pseudo self–forgiveness. The conditions under which self–forgiveness is appropriate also are identified. A theoretical model describing the processes involved in self–forgiveness… CONTINUE READING
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