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Forgiveness of Others and Health: Do Race and Neighborhood Matter?

Michael J. McFarland, Cheryl A. Smith, Loren L. Toussaint, Patricia A. Thomas

The Journals of Gerontology, 2012

Research details

Type of paper: Primary Empirical Study

Sample size: 936

Open Access: Yes

Description

This study examines the relationship between interpersonal forgiveness and health for older Black people and White people. We outline a series of arguments concerning the following: (a) how forgiveness can affect health, (b) how forgiveness may be more protective for Black people, and (c) how the relationship between forgiveness and health may vary by neighborhood deterioration.