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Outline The Role Of Forgiveness In Psychology

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(McCullough, Pargament ,and Thoresen 2000) “Intrapersonal forgiveness can be seen as the decision to reduce negative thoughts, affect and behavior, such as blame and anger, toward an offender or hurtful situation, and to begin to gain a better understanding of the offense and the offender” (255). “Sensing how the emotional, cognitive and behavioral dimensions’ overlap, Deutsch defines forgiveness as “giving up rage, the desire for vengeance, and a grudge toward those who have inflicted grievous harm on you, your loved ones, or groups with whom you identify, ( Deutsch and Coleman 2000, 56). According to, (Bonar,C.A.,1989), “Psychological definition of forgiveness tends to focus on forgiveness as an action or an attitude on the part of the forgiver benefits of forgiving and the role of forgiveness in psychotherapy. “ Bonar, C. A. (1989). Personality theories and asking forgiveness. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 8 (1), 45-51. Learning to forgive those whom hurt you may have lasting memories. When those las ting…show more content…
Will we let our pain hang on to our hearts where it will eat away out joy? Or will we use the miracle of forgiving to heal the hurt we didn’t deserve? (p 5)

Works Cited
Bonar, C. A. (1989). Personality theories and asking forgiveness. Journal of Psychology and Retrieved from:http://www.forgivenessweb.com/RdgRm/Bibliography.htmlChristianity, 8 (1), 45-51.

Smedes, L. B. (1984). Forgive And Forget Healing the Hurt we Don't Deserve. New York, New York: Harper-Collins. Retrieved from: https://books.google.com/books?id=Wd8DUxWQ5nQC&printsec=frontcover&dq=inauthor:%22Lewis+B.+Smedes%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjN1t_2hfDUAhXNzCYKHQ7AAnwQ6AEIJzAB#v=onepage&q&f=false

W.Wilmott, J. L. (2014). Interpersonal Conflicts. New York New York:
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