A Perception and Motivation Study Among Married Adults

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Research Article Critique: Forgiveness: A perception and motivation study among married adults Abstract The article is endeavors to observe the possible correlation between general forgiveness (actually forgiving) and perceptions of forgiveness (a belief in the concept). This is a summary analyzing the credibility of the article. The summary includes a brief overview and critique of the title, abstract, literature review, methodology, a review of results and discussion, and possible improvements to the study. The title and abstract were brief and concise. Methodology used to acquire data was credible, but needs improvement. Discussion and results were presented in an applicable manner. An overall consensus of the article is that it presents a first step in the study of forgiveness, but, the nature of forgiveness needs further clarification, if to be use as a useful technique in psychotherapy. Research Article Critique: Forgiveness: A perception and motivation study among married adults The article Forgiveness: A perception and motivation study among married adults as a study that’s purpose is the ability to quantitatively measure forgiveness and its ability to use as a tool in psychotherapy. The method in which author’s measure forgiveness is derived by the assessment of married couple’s perception of forgiveness as it relates to marital longevity. The end result is a positive correlation between perception of forgiveness and general forgiveness. Critique of Title and Introduction Title The article, according to the title, is attempting to observe the possible correlation between general forgiveness (actually forgiving) and perceptions of forgiveness (a belief in the concept)... ... middle of paper ... ...g how this concept affects various mental attitude such as anxiety, depression, and anger. One possible scenario is to delve further into assessment of how forgiveness correlates to more extreme acts of “intimate violence” such as violations of murder. And rape another positive improvement or the ability to acquire completely anonymous randomize samples that include demographics, allowing completely unbiased measurements. Even though measurements obtained are within the scope of studies relative in nature, relative in nature, measurements still have opportunity for improvement. Works Cited Orathinkal, J., Vansteenwegen, A., Burggaeve, R. (2008). Forgiveness: A perception and motivation study among married adults. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 49, p. 155-160. Pyrczak, Fred. (2008). Evaluating research in academic journals. Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Pub.
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