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Handbook of Forgiveness

Edited by: Everett L. Worthington, Jr.

Print publication date:  June  2005
Online publication date:  December  2007

Print ISBN: 9780415949491
eBook ISBN: 9780203955673
Adobe ISBN: 9781135410889

10.4324/9780203955673
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There is a need in both public and professional sectors for a deeper, and more complete understanding of forgiveness, as we are - in the author's own words - "on the threshold of an age of forgiveness and reconciliation." And yet despite continued interest and development in the field, researchers, clinicians, practitioners, and academics have long been without a comprehensive resource on which to base their work. The Handbook of Forgiveness summarizes the state of the science in the research, practice, and teaching of forgiveness. Chapters approach forgiveness and reconciliation from a variety of perspectives, drawing on related work in fields such as biology, personality, social psychology, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, and international/political implications. The Handbook provides comprehensive treatments of the topic, integrating theoretical considerations, methodological discussions, and practical interventions strategies in order to appeal to researchers, clinicians, and practitioners. This volume is the most up-to-date and authoritative resource on the understanding of the science of forgiveness.

The Handbook of Forgiveness has been chosen as a Book of Distinction by Templeton Press.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Initial Questions About the Art and Science of Forgiving Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Primate Conflict and Its Relation to Human Forgiveness Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Forgiveness, Self-Respect, and the Value of Resentment Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Forgiveness in Cultural Context Download PDF
Chapter  5:  When the Sacred Is Violated: Desecration as a Unique Challenge to Forgiveness Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Anger Toward God: A New Frontier in Forgiveness Research Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Forgiveness as Change Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Issues in the Multimodal Measurement of Forgiveness Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Emotional Development and Forgiveness in Children: Emerging Evidence Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Forgiving the Self: Conceptual Issues and Empirical Findings Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Personality and Its Effects on Resentment, Revenge, Forgiveness, and Self-Forgiveness Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Forgiveness and Relational Repair Download PDF
Chapter  13:  “’Til Lack of Forgiveness Doth Us Part”: Forgiveness and Marriage Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Families and Forgiveness Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Genetic Influences on Forgiving Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Neuroimaging of Forgivability Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Physiology and Pathophysiology of Unhappiness Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Unforgiveness, Forgiveness, and Justice: Scientific Findings on Feelings and Physiology Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Forgiveness, Unforgiveness, Health, and Disease Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Forgiveness and Health in Persons Living with HIV/AIDS Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Theoretical and Empirical Connections Between Forgiveness, Mental Health, and Well-Being Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Forgiveness in People Experiencing Trauma Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Facilitating Forgiveness in Individual Therapy as an Approach to Resolving Interpersonal Injuries Download PDF
Chapter  24:  A Progress Report on the Process Model of Forgiveness Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Forgiveness in Couples: Divorce, Infidelity, and Couples Therapy Download PDF
Chapter  26:  But Do They Work? A Meta-Analysis of Group Interventions to Promote Forgiveness Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Constructive Rather Than Harmful Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Ways to Promote Them After Genocide and Mass Killing Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Intergroup Forgiveness and Intergroup Conflict: Northern Ireland, A Case Study Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The Social Psychology of Justice and Forgiveness in Civil and Organizational Settings Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The Paradox of Forgiveness in Restorative Justice Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Forgiveness Bibliography Download PDF
Chapter  32:  More Questions About Forgiveness: Research Agenda for 2005–2015 Download PDF
Author_Index Download PDF
Subject_Index Download PDF
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