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Forgiveness and reconciliation : theory and application

Author: Everett L Worthington
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

To be unforgiving is harmful. The inability to come to terms with one's anger often can lead to stress disorders, mental health disorders, and relationship problems. This book focuses on individual  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Everett L Worthington
ISBN: 1583913335 9781583913338
OCLC Number: 318412476
Description: xvi, 307 p. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part I: A Stress-and-Coping Theory of Forgiveness and Relevant Evidence. Models of Forgiveness. A Biopsychosocial Stress-and-Coping Theory of Forgiveness. Evidence That Unforgiveness is a Stress Reaction. Emotion in the Stress-and-Coping Theory of Forgiveness. Evidence Supporting the Emotional Replacement Hypothesis. Part II: Personality Traits of Forgivers and Nonforgivers. Forgiveness and the Big Five Personality Traits. Dispositions Related to Unforgiveness and Forgiveness. Personality can be Changed. Part III: Clinical Applications to Promote Forgiveness and Reconciliation. A General Approach to Psychotherapy. Intervening Specifically to Promote Forgiveness. Intervening to Promote Forgiveness of Self. Intervening to Promote Reconciliation. Research Support for Helping People REACH Forgiveness. Promoting Forgiveness and Reconciliation Within Society. Conclusion: Forgiveness is not a Panacea. Appendix: What is Forgiveness? References. Index.
Responsibility: Everett L. Worthington, Jr.
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