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Handbook of hope : theory, measures & applications

C. R. Snyder (Author)
Hope has previously been a construct more of interest to philosophy and religion than in psychology. New research has shown, however, that hope is closely related to optimism, feelings of control, and motivation toward achieving one's goals. The Handbook of Hope presents a comprehensive overview of the psychological inquiry into hope, including its measurement, its development in children, how its loss is associated with specific clinical disorders, and therapeutic approaches that can help instill hope in those who have lost theirs. A final section discusses hope in occupational applications: how the use of hope can make one a better coach, teacher, or parent
Print Book, English, 2000
Academic Press, San Diego, Calif., 2000
Internet Resources
xxv, 440 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780126540505, 0126540500
Sect. I. Theorizing. 1. Hypothesis: There is hope / C.R. Snyder
Sect. II. Developing and deteriorating. 2. Genesis: The birth and growth of hope / C.R. Snyder ; 3. The demise of hope: On losing positive thinking / Alicia Rodriguez-Hanley and C.R. Snyder
Sect. III. Measuring. 4. Diagnosing for strengths: On measuring hope building blocks / Shane J. Lopez [and others]
Sect. IV. Theory-based applications. 5. Hope as a common factor across psychotherapy approaches: A lesson from the dodo's verdict / C.R. Snyder and Julia D. Taylor ; 6. Hope theory and cognitive-behavioral therapies / Julia D. Taylor [and others] ; 7. Hope therapy: Helping clients build a house of hope / Shane J. Lopez [and others] ; 8. Hope theory as applied to brief treatments: Problem-solving and solution-focused therapies / Scott T. Michael, Julia D. Taylor, and Jen Cheavens ; 9. Feminist therapy as empowering hope / Susie C. Sympson and Myra Qualls Elder
Sect. V. Applications to specific people. 10. Children: Raising future hopes / Diane McDermott and Sarah Hastings ; 11. Gray power: Hope for the ages / Jen Cheavens and Amber Gum ; 12. Hope for the evolution of diversity: On leveling the field of dreams / Shane J. Lopez [and others] ; 13. Hope takes the field: Mind matters in athletic performances / Lewis A. Curry and C.R. Snyder ; 14. Starving for hope: Goals, agency, and pathways in the development and treatment of eating disorders / Lori M. Irving and Rhonda Cannon ; 15. Rediscovering hope: Understanding and working with survivors of trauma / Susie S. Sympson ; 16. Hope conquers fear: Overcoming anxiety and panic attacks / Scott T. Michael ; 17. Hope and depression: Light through the shadows / Jen Cheavens ; 18. Hope and the journey with AIDS / Christina Moon and C.R. Snyder ; 19. Confronting breast cancer: Hopes for health / Julia D. Taylor ; 20. Hope over acquired disability: Lessons of a young woman's triumph / Timothy R. Elliott and Monica Kurylo
Sect. VI. Societal implications. 21. Hope for the many: An empowering social agenda / C.R. Snyder and David B. Feldman
Author index
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