Alumnus Robert “Bob” Enright ‘73 was recently awarded the 2022 American Psychological Foundation Gold Medal Award for Impact in Psychology. Enright published a scientific study of forgiveness, and it has had a “game-changing impact on the field of psychology,” according to the American Psychological Foundation.
Enright has been a member of the faculty at the University of Wisconsin – Madison since 1978. He wrote the first scientific journal article on person-to-person forgiveness and the first cross-cultural studies of interpersonal forgiveness. He is a five-time nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, with nominations from more than a dozen individuals and entities in the United States and abroad.
“Bob’s work has directly led to improved mental, emotional, and physical health outcomes for millions —if not tens of millions — of individuals participating in research studies and therapeutic and educational programs worldwide” praised James Wollack, chair of the Department of Educational Psychology.
To read the full article, click here.