Personal Relationships

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Dr. Boon embarked on the study of forgiveness as early as her dissertation. Since then, she and her students and collaborators have explored forgiveness from a number of angles. Today, forgiveness is one of the three main topics that dominate their research interests. Currently, she and her Lovelab team are exploring (among other things):

  • whether attitudes toward forgiveness are ambivalent (i.e., mixed) and if this might contribute to the struggle people sometimes face in moving to forgive


  • amends-making and forgiveness from the perpetrator's perspective (what Dr. Boon likes to call the "redemption" studies)