Perkins presents research on Forgiveness and Health in Post College Life at National Meeting – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Perkins presents research on Forgiveness and Health in Post College Life at National Meeting

Wesley Perkins, professor of sociology, presented a research paper on “Forgiveness, Religious Commitment and Well-Being Among Young To Middle-Aged Adults” at the Annual Meetings of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and the Religious Research Association in Rochester, NY, November 4-6. He also presented a research paper on “Religious Commitment, Egoistic Success Orientation, and Alcohol Abuse in the Post-Collegiate Life Course” at these meetings. These studies were based on data collected from Hobart and William Smith graduates from the classes of 1979, 1982, 1985, 1989, 1993, 1997, and 2001 participating in his ongoing Post-Collegiate Life Project. Surveys of graduates in this project began in 1987 and have been repeated every 3-4 years with the same cohorts since then providing one of the largest and longest studies of graduates in higher education.