The Oxford Handbook of Hope

ISBN : 9780199399314

Matthew W. Gallagher; Shane J. Lopez
408 Pages
178 x 254 mm
Pub date
Dec 2017
Oxford Library of Psychology
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Hope has long been a topic of interest for psychologists, philosophers, educators, and physicians. In the past few decades, researchers from various disciplines and from around the world have studied how hope relates to superior academic performance, improved outcomes in the workplace, and improved psychological and physical health in individuals of all ages. Edited by Matthew W. Gallagher and the late Shane J. Lopez, The Oxford Handbook of Hope provides readers with a thorough and comprehensive update on the past 25 years of hope research while simultaneously providing an outline of what leading hope researchers believe the future of this line of research to be. In this extraordinary volume, Gallagher, Lopez, and their expert team of contributors discuss such topics as how best to define hope, how hope is distinguished from related philosophical and psychological constructs, what the current best practices are for measuring and quantifying hope, interventions and strategies for promoting hope across a variety of settings, the impact it has on physical and mental health, and the ways in which hope promotes positive functioning. Throughout its pages, these experts review what is currently known about hope and identify the topics and questions that will help guide the next decade of research ahead.


Foreword; Todd Kashdan; Memoriam: Remembering Shane J. Lopez; Matthew W. Gallagher; Part I - Defining Hope; Chapter 1: Introduction to the Science of Hope; Matthew W. Gallagher and Shane J. Lopez; Chapter 2: The History of Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives on Hope: Toward Defining Hope for the Science of Positive Development; Kristina Schmid Callina, Nancy Snow, and Elise D. Murray; Chapter 3: Hope Theory; C.R. Snyder, Kevin L. Rand, and David R. Sigmon; Chapter 4: Hope, Self-Efficacy, and Optimism: Conceptual and Empirical Differences; Kevin L. Rand; Chapter 5: Self-Determination and Hope; Michael L. Wehmeyer and Karrie A. Shogren; Chapter 6: How Hope Influences Goal-Directed Behavior; Gabriele Oettingen and Malin Patricia Chromik; Part II - Measuring Hope; Chapter 7: Hope Measurement; Sage Rose and Nicole Sieben; Chapter 8: A Cultural Context Lens of Hope; Lisa M. Edwards and Jessica B. McClintock; Part III - Promoting Hope; Chapter 9: The Will and the Ways in School: Hope as a Factor in Academic Success; Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti; Chapter 10: Promoting Hope in Children; Susana C. Marques and Shane J. Lopez; Chapter 11: Hope Therapy; Jennifer S. Cheavens and Madison M. Guter; Chapter 12: Promoting Hope in Older Adults; Amber M. Gum; Part IV - Hope and Physical Health; Chapter 13: Hope and Physical Health; Heather N. Rasmussen, Kristin Koetting O'Byrne, Marcy Vandament, and Brian P. Cole; Chapter 14: Hope and Children's Health; Michael Rapoff and Ron Freche; Chapter 15: Hope and Athletic Performance; Henrik Gustafsson, Leslie Podlog, and Paul Davis; Chapter 16: Hope in the Midst of Terminal Illness; Douglas L. Hill and Chris Feudnter ; Part V - Hope and Mental Health; Chapter 17: Hope and Depression; Lorie A. Ritschel and Christopher S. Sheppard; Chapter 18: Hope and Anxiety; Randolph C. Arnau; Chapter 19: Hope and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; Laura J. Long and Matthew W. Gallagher; Chapter 20: Hope and Coping in Individuals with Specific Learning Disorder; Michal Al-Yagon and Malka Margalit; Chapter 21: Hope and Stress Resilience; Anthony Ong, Taylor Standiford, and Saarang Deshpande; Part VI - Hope and Positive Functioning; Chapter 22: Hope and Well-Being; Jenny Y. Lee and Matthew W. Gallagher; Chapter 23: Hope and Adolescent Mental Health; Xi Jiang, Kristin L. Otis, Marco Weber, and E. Scott Huebner; Chapter 24: Attachment Processes and the Social/Developmental Bases of Hope; Hal S. Shorey, Steve Bisgaier, and Scott R. Thien; Chapter 25: Hope and Work; Angela R. Mouton and Monica N. Montijo; Chapter 26: Hope and Meaning-in-Life: Points of Contact between Hope Theory and Existentialism; David B. Feldman, Meenakshi Balaraman, and Craig Anderson; Part VII - The Future of Hope; Chapter 27: Future Directions in the Science of Hope; Matthew W. Gallagher, Jennifer S. Cheavens, Lisa M. Edwards, David B. Feldman, Amber M. Gum, Susana C. Marques, Kevin L. Rand, Lorie Ritschel, Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti, and Hal S. Shorey

About the author: 

Matthew W. Gallagher is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston. He received his doctorate in clinical and quantitative psychology from the University of Kansas in 2011. His research focuses on the role of hope in promoting resilience to and recovery from emotional disorders, the development of novel treatments for emotional disorders, and the benefits of positive aspects of mental health.; Shane J. Lopez was a Gallup Senior Scientist and Research Director of the Clifton Strengths Institute. He published extensively, including Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths, The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology, Positive Psychological Assessment: A Handbook of Models and Measures, Positive Psychology: Exploring the Best in People, The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology, and The Psychology of Courage: Modern Research on an Ancient Virtue. He was a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the International Positive Psychology Association.

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