Grinnell-Luther College Collaborative

Overview

With generous funding from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest and Mellon Foundation, a joint project initiated at Grinnell and Luther Colleges called the Grinnell-Luther College Collaborative (GLCC) continues to promote the inter-campus collaboration of student-faculty research teams focused on the study of forgiveness and health.  This inter-campus collaboration has been successful and continues to thrive.  Several indexes of student growth attest to the positive impact of the project.  A snapshot of learning gains is located in the right margin of this page, and several scholarly products of this collaboration are listed below.

Student-Faculty Scholarship

  1. Hoffman, S., Gates, L., Miller, M., & Khou, C. (in preparation). The effects of writing about forgiveness on mental health.
  2. Hoffman, S., Gates, L., Carroll, S., Frehner, S., Dillard, A., Marschall, J. Seawell, A., & Toussaint, L. (2012, April). You Don’t Need to Be a Lifelong Guru: Brief Loving-Kindness Meditation Promotes Forgiveness and Offers Health Benefits. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.
  3. Stuart, K., Khou, C., Gates, L. M., Seawell, A., & Toussaint, L. (2011, May). Content of expressive forgiveness writing and links to forgiveness. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  4. Khou, C., Stuart, K., Grabow, P., Hoffman, S., Seawell, A., & Toussaint, L. (2011, May). The effects of writing about forgiveness on health. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Faculty Scholarship

  1. Seawell, A. H. & Toussaint, L. (2011, April). Associations between unforgiveness and the prevalence of arthritis among a nationally representative sample.  Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C.
  2. Seawell, A. H. & Toussaint, L. (2011, November). Training undergraduates for research: Collaborative scholarship models for faculty. Roundtable presentation made at the annual meeting of the Caribbean Regional Conference of Psychology, Nassau, Bahamas.
  3. Seawell, A., Toussaint, L., & Cheadle, A. (under review) Unforgiveness and physical health in older adults: Results from a national prospective study Toussaint, L. (2012, February).