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Forgiveness, forbearance, and time: the temporal unfolding of transgression-related interpersonal motivations.
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PMID:  12635915     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The investigators proposed that transgression-related interpersonal motivations result from 3 psychological parameters: forbearance (abstinence from avoidance and revenge motivations, and maintenance of benevolence), trend forgiveness (reductions in avoidance and revenge, and increases in benevolence), and temporary forgiveness (transient reductions in avoidance and revenge, and transient increases in benevolence). In 2 studies, the investigators examined this 3-parameter model. Initial ratings of transgression severity and empathy were directly related to forbearance but not trend forgiveness. Initial responsibility attributions were inversely related to forbearance but directly related to trend forgiveness. When people experienced high empathy and low responsibility attributions, they also tended to experience temporary forgiveness. The distinctiveness of each of these 3 parameters underscores the importance of studying forgiveness temporally.
Michael E McCullough; Frank D Fincham; Jo-Ann Tsang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of personality and social psychology     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0022-3514     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pers Soc Psychol     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-14     Completed Date:  2003-07-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0014171     Medline TA:  J Pers Soc Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  540-57     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, New, York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aggression / psychology*
Interpersonal Relations*
Linear Models
Models, Psychological*
Social Perception
Time Factors
United States

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