Oct 02, 2022  
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MPSY 6150 - The Psychology of Forgiveness


(4 cr)
In this course, students examine the psychological research on forgiveness as a complex construct involving cognitive, affective, motivational and behavioral aspects. Students also look closely at techniques for cultivating forgiveness found in the contemplative traditions, focusing in particular on a classic Indian text, Shantideva’s “Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life,” the sixth chapter of which is a handbook on forgiveness and how to deal with anger and resentment. Students will explore these concepts not only theoretically, but also through practical exercises in order to complement students’ understanding with a phenomenological account of forgiveness.



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