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Forgiveness: An Incredible Strength


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Forgiveness may be defined as a prossocial change in which responses become less negative and more positive, as a propensity to forgive others and as an attribute. There are 7 components of forgiveness and few facilitating factors. The studies on forgiveness indicate that forgiveness enhances physical and psychological health, can help restore more benevolent and cooperative goals to relationships, social support, it influences person's propensity to forgive , there is a positive correlation between forgiveness and well-being and negative correlation between forgiveness and psychological distress.

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Forgiveness, Prosocial, Attribute, Well-being, Psychological Distress
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Arun Kumar
Defence Institute of Psychological Research, DRDO, Timarpur, Delhi, India
Vidushi Dixit
Defence Institute of Psychological Research, DRDO, Timarpur, Delhi, India

Abstract


Forgiveness may be defined as a prossocial change in which responses become less negative and more positive, as a propensity to forgive others and as an attribute. There are 7 components of forgiveness and few facilitating factors. The studies on forgiveness indicate that forgiveness enhances physical and psychological health, can help restore more benevolent and cooperative goals to relationships, social support, it influences person's propensity to forgive , there is a positive correlation between forgiveness and well-being and negative correlation between forgiveness and psychological distress.

Keywords


Forgiveness, Prosocial, Attribute, Well-being, Psychological Distress



DOI: https://doi.org/10.15614/ijpp%2F2014%2Fv5i1%2F52950