Tagged: “the adolescent as forgiver”

Another question for my academic work:  Was the Hebl and Enright (1993) study the very first empirically-based publication on forgiveness or is there an earlier publication that uses research to examine forgiveness?

Yes, there is a research article published in 1989.  It is an empirically-based study that is not a forgiveness intervention.  Instead it is an examination of how children, adolescents, and adults think about forgiveness.  Data were collected and statistics applied to the responses.  This is the reference to that work:

Enright, R. D., Santos, M., & Al-Mabuk, R. (1989).  The adolescent as forgiver. Journal of Adolescence, 12, 95-110.