The presidential turkey pardoning draws on a language of forgiveness, common to many religious traditions.
Research shows that even four-year-olds feel better after an apology and view people who apologize as nicer than those who don't.
Can Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Dylann Roof be forgiven — and should they? Forgiveness is not an isolated, one-time act but a longer commitment to acceptance back into a community.
New research suggests that there is a link between the grudges we bear and our memories of the events in question
It is much easier for people to forgive those who wrong them when some form of punishment is involved. Led by Peter Strelan…