Violetta Barzankian-Kaydan, who is a member of the British Psychological Society, writes:
I am collaborating in a wide research on trauma and forgiveness aimed at finding out the relationship between trauma, healing and forgiveness. Previous research has shown that those who discover a new meaning, a new positive lesson, and forgive, heal faster from their trauma.
Participants will be taken both from the UK Armenian Community, as well as from non-Armenian people. The results will be compared with those of Armenians in the United States and the Republic of Armenia, while the results of UK non Armenians will be compared with other non Armenians such as Americans. The research is led by Dr. Ani Kalayjian author of Forgiveness and Reconciliation (Psychological Pathways to Conflict Transformation and Peace Building).
There are two Questionnaires shown below in a tabbed window. You can download either or both by using the tabs at the top of the window to show each document in turn and then selecting the download button, which has a downward pointing arrow on it, at the bottom of the window. Please first fill in the Harvard Trauma Questionnaire, noting the Demographics at the end of the page and then the Heartland Forgiveness Scale and e-mail back to me. There are no right or wrong answers. Names will not be included.
Your cooperation in taking part in this research will be very much appreciated.
Please be assured that any information received will be treated with confidentiality. Anonymity is being ensured by not including the names of the participants when e-mailing the questionnaires. The included demographics provide all the required information. I am bound by the British Psychological Society Code of Conduct, Ethical Principles and Guidelines governing research on the internet.
Please e-mail your completed questionnaires to email@example.com
Violetta tells me that she urgently requires more responses to validate this important research, so I should be very grateful if you would consider taking the time to download and complete the questionnaires and e-mail them to her.