Forgiveness in the Context of the Armenian Experience

  • Viken Yacoubian
Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS)


Can Armenians forgive the Turks for the 1915 genocide? While Armenians have endured many forms of oppression and calamities throughout their history, as victims of the first genocide of the 20th century they have been in the unfortunate position of forming a collective identity with this national tragedy as a backdrop. The wounds have yet to heal as the perpetrators continue to deny that they engaged in genocide.


Psychological Resource Structural Violence Cultural Narrative Intergroup Conflict Mass Trauma 
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  • Viken Yacoubian
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  1. 1.Multicultural Research and DevelopmentWoodbury University in BurbankBurbankUSA

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