Neuroimaging of Forgivability

Authored by: Tom F. D. Farrow , Peter W. R. Woodruff

Handbook of Forgiveness

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

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


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F orgiveness may be defined as compassionate feelings that support a willingness to forgive or as the act of excusing a mistake or offense (WordNet, 1997). One component of forgiveness may be judging the forgivability of others’ actions (possibly taking contextual information or extenuating circumstances into account).

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