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Book Review: The Need to Observe Forgiveness:

Book Review: The Need to Observe Forgiveness: Evolutionary Psychology www.epjournal.net – 2009. 7(1): 142-145 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Book Review The Need to Observe Forgiveness A review of Michael E. McCullough, Beyond Revenge: The Evolution of the Forgiveness Instinct. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 2008, 298 pp., US$24.95, ISBN: 978-0787977566 (hardcover). Peter Verbeek, Department of Comparative Culture, Miyazaki International College, 1405 Kano, Kiyotake-cho, Miyazaki 889-1605, Japan. Email: pverbeek@miyazaki-mic.ac.jp Michael McCullough, a social psychologist who is active in research on forgiveness and the evolutionary bases of religious behavior, has written a book on the natural bases of revenge and forgiveness. It is timely for a number of reasons. The research literature on forgiveness is increasing rapidly and there is need for review, synthesis, and theory construction (Recine, Werner, and Recine, 2007). After having dwelled in separate realities for aeons, evolutionary biologists and social scientists are reconciling forces and expertise in the creation of a new science of human nature (Fowler and Schreiber, 2008; cf. Holden, 2008; Jasny, Kelner, and Pennisi, 2008). This book illustrates this welcome development. Finally, Beyond Revenge complements a new direction in comparative research on aggression, focusing on natural mechanisms that keep aggression in check and repair social damage in its aftermath (de Waal, 2000). For those of us http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Evolutionary Psychology SAGE

Book Review: The Need to Observe Forgiveness:

Evolutionary Psychology , Volume 7 (1): 1 – Jan 1, 2009

Book Review: The Need to Observe Forgiveness:

Evolutionary Psychology , Volume 7 (1): 1 – Jan 1, 2009

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Evolutionary Psychology www.epjournal.net – 2009. 7(1): 142-145 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Book Review The Need to Observe Forgiveness A review of Michael E. McCullough, Beyond Revenge: The Evolution of the Forgiveness Instinct. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 2008, 298 pp., US$24.95, ISBN: 978-0787977566 (hardcover). Peter Verbeek, Department of Comparative Culture, Miyazaki International College, 1405 Kano, Kiyotake-cho, Miyazaki 889-1605, Japan. Email: pverbeek@miyazaki-mic.ac.jp Michael McCullough, a social psychologist who is active in research on forgiveness and the evolutionary bases of religious behavior, has written a book on the natural bases of revenge and forgiveness. It is timely for a number of reasons. The research literature on forgiveness is increasing rapidly and there is need for review, synthesis, and theory construction (Recine, Werner, and Recine, 2007). After having dwelled in separate realities for aeons, evolutionary biologists and social scientists are reconciling forces and expertise in the creation of a new science of human nature (Fowler and Schreiber, 2008; cf. Holden, 2008; Jasny, Kelner, and Pennisi, 2008). This book illustrates this welcome development. Finally, Beyond Revenge complements a new direction in comparative research on aggression, focusing on natural mechanisms that keep aggression in check and repair social damage in its aftermath (de Waal, 2000). For those of us

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Evolutionary Psychology www.epjournal.net – 2009. 7(1): 142-145 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Book Review The Need to Observe Forgiveness A review of Michael E. McCullough, Beyond Revenge: The Evolution of the Forgiveness Instinct. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 2008, 298 pp., US$24.95, ISBN: 978-0787977566 (hardcover). Peter Verbeek, Department of Comparative Culture, Miyazaki International College, 1405 Kano, Kiyotake-cho, Miyazaki 889-1605, Japan. Email: pverbeek@miyazaki-mic.ac.jp Michael McCullough, a social psychologist who is active in research on forgiveness and the evolutionary bases of religious behavior, has written a book on the natural bases of revenge and forgiveness. It is timely for a number of reasons. The research literature on forgiveness is increasing rapidly and there is need for review, synthesis, and theory construction (Recine, Werner, and Recine, 2007). After having dwelled in separate realities for aeons, evolutionary biologists and social scientists are reconciling forces and expertise in the creation of a new science of human nature (Fowler and Schreiber, 2008; cf. Holden, 2008; Jasny, Kelner, and Pennisi, 2008). This book illustrates this welcome development. Finally, Beyond Revenge complements a new direction in comparative research on aggression, focusing on natural mechanisms that keep aggression in check and repair social damage in its aftermath (de Waal, 2000). For those of us

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