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Loren Toussaint

Loren Toussaint

Loren Toussaint, Luther professor of psychology and associate director of the Sierra Leone Forgiveness Project, is conducting research to broadly understand religious and spiritual factors, especially forgiveness, and how they are related to mental and physical health and wellbeing. Toussaint's research has been featured in a number of print, online and radio outlets, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Des Moines Register, Greater Good, Miller-McCune, Ladies Home Journal, Scotland on Sunday, Men's Health, Psychology Today and the Associated Press. Toussaint was interviewed on Georgia Public Broadcasting on the science behind forgiveness.

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Learning Globally

Loren Toussaint, Luther professor of psychology and associate director of the Sierra Leone Forgiveness Project, reflects on his "study abroad" experience in the historic town of Coburg, Germany and how global learning can benefit us in more ways than one.

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FoRGo

Professor Toussaint asks us to FoRGo hate and embrace forgiveness, not just for the sake of those being forgiven... but also for our own health and mental well being. Read on for an introduction to his new website.

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Forgiveness makes late-life sweeter

Studies show practicing forgiveness promotes longer life. Loren Toussaint and co-authors of "Forgiveness, Ego-Integrity, and Depressive Symptoms in Community-Dwelling and Residential Elderly Adults" discuss the benefits of forgiveness, especially in older individuals.

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