Research on Self-Forgiveness


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Research on Self-Forgiveness
In their essay, Self-Forgiveness: The Stepchild of Forgiveness Research, authors Julie Hall and Frank Fincham (2005) offer a conceptual analysis of self-forgiveness both to define it and to move towards a model that might stimulate more research and the development of useful interventions. Building on other definitions, the authors conceive of self-forgiveness to be a set of “motivational changes,” whereby a person becomes less avoidant of triggers associated with their offenses, less motivated to engage in self-punishing and self-destructive behaviors, and more motivated to act kindly toward one’s self (Hall & Fincham, 2005, p. 622).
The authors distinguish between interpersonal forgiveness and...
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