Required Reading

To request PDF copies of full articles, participants in South Africa should contact Richard Cowden and participants in West Africa should contact Annabella Opare-Henaku.


Forgiveness Research in Africa (PDF) 
Everett L. Worthington, Jr., Camilla W. Nonterah, Caroline C. Carneal, Shawn O. Utsey, Brandon J. Griffin, Katherine Kulick, Libby S. Germer, Annabella Opare-Henaku, Richard Cowden, and Basil Pillay (2015). White paper. 

A Meta-Analysis of Intergroup Forgiveness →
Daryl R. Van Tongeren, Jeni L. Burnette, Ernest O’Boyle, Everett L. Worthington Jr., and Donelson R. Forsyth (2014). The Journal of Positive Psychology: Dedicated to furthering research and promoting good practice, 9:1, 81-95.

Efficacy of Psychotherapeutic Interventions to Promote Forgiveness: A Meta-Analysis →
Nathaniel G. Wade, William T. Hoyt, Julia E.M. Kidwell, and Everett L. Worthington Jr. (2014). Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 82(1), 154-170.

Research on Religion/Spirituality and Forgiveness: A Meta-Analytic Review
Don E. Davis, Everett L. Worthington Jr., Joshua N. Hook, and Peter C. Hill (2013). Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Vol. 5(4), 233-241.

The Antecedents and Consequences of Interpersonal Forgiveness: A Meta-Analytic Review →
Blake M. Riek and Eric W. Mania (2012). Personal Relationships, 19, 304-325.

The Road to Forgiveness: A Meta-Analytic Synthesis of Its Situational and Dispositional Correlates →
Ryan Fehr, Michele J. Gelfand, and Monisha Nag (2010). Psychological Bulletin, Vol. 136(5), 894-914.

When Apologies Work: How Matching Apology Components to Victims’ Self-Construals Facilitates Forgiveness
Ryan Fehr and Michele J. Gelfand (2010). Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Vol. 113(1), 37-50.

Gender and Forgiveness: A Meta–Analytic Review and Research Agenda →
Andrea J. Miller, Everett L. Worthington, Jr., and Michael A. McDaniel (2008). Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 27, No. 8, 843-876.

Forgiveness, Health, and Well-Being: A Review of Evidence for Emotional Versus Decisional Forgiveness, Dispositional Forgivingness, and Reduced Unforgiveness →
Everett L. Worthington Jr., Charlotte Van Oyen Witvliet, Pietro Pietrini, and Andrea J. Miller (2007). Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Vol. 30(4), 291-302.

Forgiveness and Justice: A Research Agenda for Social and Personality Psychology →
Julie Juola Exline, Everett L. Worthington Jr., Peter Hill, and Michael E. McCullough (2003). Personality and Social Psychology Review, Vol. 7, No. 4, 337-348.