The Handbook of Forgiveness, Second Edition consolidates research from a wide range of disciplines and offers an in-depth review of the science of forgiveness.

This new edition considers forgiveness in a diverse range of contexts and presents a research agenda for future directions in the field. Chapters approach forgiveness from a variety of perspectives, drawing on related work in areas including biology, personality, social psychology, clinical/counseling psychology, developmental psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience, as well as considering international and political implications. The Handbook provides comprehensive treatment of the topic, integrating theoretical considerations, methodological discussions, and practical intervention strategies that will appeal to researchers, clinicians, and practitioners.

Reflecting the increased precision with which forgiveness has been understood, theorized, and assessed during the last 14 years of research, this updated edition of the Handbook of Forgiveness remains the authoritative resource on the field of forgiveness.

part I|76 pages

The Nature of Forgiveness

chapter 2|11 pages

Understanding Forgiveness of Other People

Definitions, Theories, and Processes

chapter 7|11 pages

The Stress-and-Coping Model of Forgiveness

Theory, Research, and the Potential of Dyadic Coping

chapter 8|11 pages

Measuring Forgiveness and Self-Forgiveness

Descriptions, Psychometric Support, and Recommendations for Research and Practice

part IV|33 pages

Forgiveness, Physiology, Health, and Well-Being

part V|54 pages

Forgiveness in Non-Western Cultures

chapter 19|11 pages

Forgiveness and Culture

Conceptual Issues

chapter 22|8 pages

Forgiving in East Asian Cultures

Theory and Empirical Research

chapter 23|11 pages

Theories and Empirical Research on Forgiveness in South America and Latin Europe

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, and Portugal

part VI|46 pages

Psychological Interventions to Promote Forgiveness

chapter 26|11 pages

An Update of the REACH Forgiveness Model

Psychoeducation in Groups, Do-It-Yourself Formats, Couple Enrichment, Religious Congregations, and as an Adjunct to Psychotherapy

part VII|34 pages

Societal Issues Involving Forgiveness

part VIII|23 pages

Drawing the Threads Together (or Integrating a Diverse Body of Work)