Society for the Study of Human Development

Register SSHD Webinar Feb 16: Forgiveness and Humility: Life Course Processes and Adult Development

Please register for Forgiveness and Humility: Life Course Processes and Adult Development on Feb 16, 2018 1:00 PM EST at:

We are living in difficult times, earmarked by hostility, aggression, intolerance and hate. The growing prevalence of these characteristics has dire consequences for the health and well-being of our society. This special issue focuses on the characteristics of humility and forgiveness as important vehicles for neutralizing the seemingly ever-escalating negative attributes of modern society and moving us towards a more positive personal and societal trajectory. A better and more complete understanding of how these attributes develop and can be fostered in individuals is a critical first step to addressing major world problems. We target humility and forgiveness because they are uniquely associated with positive group relations as well as better health and well-being. The compiled papers together represent scholars from diverse disciplines including: family studies and human development, psychology and sociology. Multiple sources of data and methods are also represented, including survey and daily diary data as well as longitudinal analyses. A focus on age as a key context for examining the processes of forgiveness and humility provides a rigorous examination of life course processes that shape development (or aspects) of forgiveness and/or humility. 

Toni C. Antonucci, University of Michigan 
Patrick Hill, Washington University 
Noah J. Webster, University of Michigan 
Noel A. Card, University of Connecticut 
Richard A. Bollinger, Templeton Foundation 

Jennifer Urban Brown, Montclair State University

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Those who are interested in reading the complete published articles can find them in the upcoming issue of Research in Human Development, 15(1). (Coming soon!)