Leighton's theory of sentiments: explorations and speculations on barriers to interpersonal forgiveness.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In My Name Is Legion (Leighton, 1959), the basic assumption of Alexander H. Leighton's theory of sentiment is as follows: 'A given personality exists more or less continuously throughout life in the act of striving, and interference with that striving has consequences which in turn often lead to psychiatric disorder' (p. 136). This commentary focuses first on selected sources of interference to interpersonal forgiveness and then elaborates a research agenda that aims to expand our knowledge of barriers to interpersonal forgiveness.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kaplan, BH; Blazer, DG; Munroe-Blum, H

Published Date

  • September 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 512 - 520

PubMed ID

  • 17090630

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1363-4615

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1363461506066991


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England