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Handbook of Hope: Theory, Measures & Applications: Theory, Measures, and Applications [Hardcover]

Christopher Peterson , C. Richard Snyder
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1 April 2000
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. This title: defines hope as a construct and describes development of hope through the lifespan; provides multiple instruments for measuring hope; guides professionals in how to assess hope levels & implement hope as part of therapy; relates hope to all portions of the population; includes case studies, figures, and tables to aid understanding of research findings and concepts; and discusses the importance of hope to relationships, achieving goals, and success at work.

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  • Hardcover: 468 pages
  • Publisher: Academic Press (1 April 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0126540500
  • ISBN-13: 978-0126540505
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,108,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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C.R. Snyder is a fellow of the APA in the divisions of teaching, social and personality, clinical, and health. He has been the director of the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Kansas since 1975. Since 1987 he has been the editor of the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring - read it and USE it! 6 Jun 2011
This book has been my inspiration for the last four weeks. Not only does it cover hope in a scientific setting, but it also gives the reader (at least me) a positive feeling when I open it. Snyder's hope theory is rather simple and easy to remember. The book is well organized and covers many aspects of hope. I give the book 4 stars. If there is something on the negative side, it may be that it is very American. Living in Northern Europe, I have a slightly different view on hope and goal-directed attitudes. Maybe Americans are keener to get success in their lives. Anyway, I lack an intercultural approach to the hope the theory. This defciency has been admitted by the authors, since not sufficient research was available at the time of publishing (2000). Maybe, a new version could be updated in this respect.

Anyhow, I warmly recommend this book, and I hope that the message it brings will be grasped by a large audience, not least the editors of our newspapers and TV programs. I think that could change our small world.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good concept but... 24 July 2001
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Encouraging/building a sense of hope and agency is important for cases of depression. Unfortunately, the book has a noticeable slant toward political correctness and left-wing politics that seem to overemphasize the "mascot" groups and hot topics of the Left at the expense of the rest.
The final chapter is a call for the expansion of the "nanny state" as well as the trite call for giving up certain Constitutional rights for illusory societal "safety". I wonder how one can work for increasing a person's sense of agency (control of one's life) while simultaneously calling for an ever more controlling governmental system. What is it, socialism with a therapeutic face?
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