PSYC FPX 4110 assessment 3 Justice, Temperance, and Transcendence Reflection Paper
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PSYC FPX 4110 assessment 3 Justice, Temperance, and Transcendence Reflection Paper

PSYC FPX 4110 assessment 3 Justice, Temperance, and Transcendence Reflection Paper

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Capella University

PSYC FPX 4110 Positive Psychology

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Activity Summary

Forgiveness involves extending compassion to those who have wronged us, relinquishing control, and releasing negative emotions associated with an incident. Embracing forgiveness and mercy contributes to effective interpersonal relationships, cooperation, job satisfaction, personal morale, problem-solving, adaptability, and productivity (VIA Character Strengths Survey & Character Reports, 2021).

Forgiveness, a character strength and virtue of temperance, aids in preventing excessive behaviors and maintaining balance. Without forgiveness, individuals may dwell on negative experiences and struggle with emotions related to consumption (VIA Character Strengths Survey & Character Reports, 2021).

The Heartland Forgiveness Scale (HFS) assesses dispositional forgiveness, indicating a general tendency to forgive (Thompson et al., 2021). My total HFS score of 121 suggests a propensity to forgive oneself, others, and uncontrollable situations (The Model and Definition of Forgiveness — HFS, 2021).

Cultivating forgiveness enables individuals to release negative feelings and foster compassion (VIA Character Strengths Survey & Character Reports, 2021).

Relationship to Positive Psychology

The HFS evaluation quantitatively examines character strengths relevant to everyday life, promoting awareness and utilization of positive characteristics (Thompson et al., 2021). Forgiveness correlates with tolerance, happiness, contentment, confidence, reduction of negative thoughts, relaxation, positive social interaction, and illness prevention (Toner et al., 2012).

Application to Social Issues

Forgiveness yields physical, mental, relational, and spiritual benefits, alleviating anxiety and sadness (Worthington et al., 2007). Unforgiveness can lead to depression, anxiety, and rage, emphasizing the importance of forgiveness for personal well-being (Yalçın & Malkoç, 2014; Zechmeister & Romero, 2002).

PSYC FPX 4110 assessment 3 Justice, Temperance, and Transcendence Reflection Paper

References

Authors — HFS. (2021). Retrieved August 4, 2021, from https://www.heartlandforgiveness.com/authors.

Pontin, E., Schwannauer, M., Tai, S., & Kinderman, P. (2013). A UK validation of a general measure of subjective well-being: the modified BBC subjective well-being scale (BBC-SWB). Health And Quality Of Life Outcomes, 11(1), 150. https://doi.org/10.1186

Thompson, L., Snyder, C., & Hoffman, L. (2021). Heartland Forgiveness Scale. DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Retrieved August 4, 2021, from https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/psychfacpub/452/.

VIA Character Strengths Survey & Character Reports. (2021). Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://www.viacharacter.org/.

PSYC FPX 4110 assessment 3 Justice, Temperance, and Transcendence Reflection Paper

Worthington, E., Witvliet, C., Pietrini, P., & Miller, A. (2007). Forgiveness, Health, and Well-Being: A Review of Evidence for Emotional Versus Decisional Forgiveness, Dispositional Forgivingness, and Reduced Unforgiveness. Journal Of Behavioral Medicine, 30(4), 291-302. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-007-9105-8.

Yalçın, I., & Malkoç, A. (2014). Forgiveness and mental health: A preliminary examination of correlates of self-forgiveness among Turkish university students. Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 8(2), 5–18.

Zechmeister, J., & Romero, C. (2002). Victim and offender accounts of interpersonal conflict: Autobiographical narratives of forgiveness and unforgiveness. Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology, 82(4), 675-686. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.82.4.675.