Loren Toussaint


  • Professor of Psychology, Luther College
  • Vice Chair, Forgiveness Scientific Advisory Council, Templeton World Charity Foundation
  • President, Forgiveness Foundation International
  • Associate Director, Sierra Leone Forgiveness Project
  • Visiting Scientist, Mayo Clinic, 2009-10

Education and Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, 1999-2001
  • Ph.D. Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1998
  • M.S. Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1996
  • B.A. Psychology and Social Work, summa cum laude, Southwest Minnesota State University, 1993

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Video links—Dr. Toussaint on Forgiveness

Forgiveness Research Featured in the Media

Dr. Toussaint's research on the effects of forgiveness on physical and mental health has been published in a number of academic journals and is featured in several major media outlets. Students and alumni are co-authors of this work. Check out these articles and interviews to learn more: