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Advances in Psychological Science    2014, Vol. 22 Issue (3) : 522-529     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2014.00522
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On the Factors Influencing Intergroup Forgiveness
AI Juan
(Department of Psychology, Tian Jin University of Commerce, TianJin 300134, China)
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Intergroup forgiveness is the psychological process characterized with a reduction of feelings of revenge, anger, and mistrust towards the past perpetrator group, together with an increase of intentions to understand, approach, and engage with its members. Recent studies mainly concentrated on influencing factors of intergroup forgiveness, including infra-humanization, competitive victimhood, group identification, anger, empathy, apology, and group contact. Different intervention strategies have been proposed to enhance the level of intergroup forgiveness and thus mitigate intergroup tensions. Further studies should explore the underlying psychological mechanism of intergroup forgiveness and construct indigenous intervention strategies htat are compatible with the groups’ own cultures.

Keywords forgiveness      intergroup forgiveness      group relationship     
Corresponding Authors: AI Juan   
Issue Date: 15 March 2014
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