But Do They Work? A Meta-Analysis of Group Interventions to Promote Forgiveness

Authored by: Nathaniel G. Wade , Everett L. Worthington, Jr. , Julia E. Meyer

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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When people are seriously hurt by others, they often seek help from professional or friendship helpers to resolve the problems these hurts create. Several models of explicit forgiveness-promoting interventions from a variety of perspectives have been explored experimentally (see Table 26.1). Are such interventions effective at promoting forgiveness? If so, what are the active ingredients of these interventions?

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