A way to increase health in vulnerable individuals
The Journals of Gerontology, 2012
Type of paper: Primary Empirical Study
Sample size: 936
Open Access: Yes
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.