Everett Worthington

Professor of Psychology
Virginia Commonwealth University

What He Studies

Forgiveness—and the relationship between forgiveness and other virtues, such as justice, humility, mercy, and self-control.

In the News

Cold Case: Son Ready to Forgive Mother's Killer

Everett Worthington had just turned in his first book on forgiveness when his 76-year-old mother was murdered. He said it was months before he could talk about what happened with anyone other than his wife. Since then, he has written many books, several on forgiveness. As a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, he said he hopes to use his personal tragic experiences to help others.


A Divine Test

As a marriage counselor since 1982, he had examined the concept of forgiveness for several years. Now, under the most brutal of circumstances, it was time to apply it to his own life.
— Richmond magazine


Psychology Department
Virginia Commonwealth University
806 West Franklin Street
Richmond, Virginia

Phone: 804-828-1150
Email: eworth@vcu.edu