Is there someone from your life that you need to forgive? The following super brief episode is one of a  17 part series on the topic of forgivenessIn each show, Dr. Alexandra asks just one new question of Dr. Robert Enright, PhD, internationally renowned expert on the science and psychology of forgiveness.  

The following brief (five minute) episode answers the question:  What is the definition of forgiveness?   

Stay tuned for the next brief episode, which answers:  What are the benefits of forgiveness?  (What’s in it for the person forgiving?)  

Dr. Robert Enright is the 2022 recipient of the Gold Medal Award for Impact in Psychology by the American Psychological Foundation.  As the founder of the scientific study of forgiveness, Dr. Enright has authored seven books and over 100 publications on the topic and related topics, including studies on cross-cultural interpersonal forgiveness.   Dr. Enright developed an early intervention to promote a model of forgiveness that can be self-taught or used in therapeutic settings.  Dr. Enright is a professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.   To learn more about forgiveness and Dr. Robert Enright, visit    

Would you like to be sent an article on how to forgive when someone has been unfaithful? E-mail and in the subject line write “forgiveness article.”   

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