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Forgiveness research of UW-Madison's Enright featured on WISC-TV

November 16, 2017

UW-Madison’s Robert Enright was featured in a report from WISC-TV about his pioneering research in the field of forgiveness across the globe for three decades.

Enright is a professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology.

Robert Enright WISCTV
UW-Madison's Robert Enright appears on WISC-TV to talk
about his groundbreaking work on forgiveness.
In the report, Enright explains how he reframes forgiveness as a virtue, alongside justice and patience. Enright's work is crucial now more than ever, "with issues such as bullying and violence taking center stage in our culture," reports WISC-TV.

"We find that when people don't forgive, they often pass their anger to other people, especially their own children. When a person stands in the pain, they know they're being a conduit of good, which strengthens them to give this goodness to the one who isn't good to you," Enright said. 

To see the full report, go to WISC-TV: "Pioneering UW-Madison professor teaches forgiveness."

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