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Psychology of Hope: You Can Get Here from There

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Why do some people lead positive, hope-filled lives, while others wallow in pessimism? In The Psychology of Hope, a professor of psychology reveals the specific character traits that produce highly hopeful individuals. He offers a test to measure one's level of optimism and gives specific advice on how to become a more hopeful person.
Paperback, 444 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Free Press (first published August 1st 1994)
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Robert Bogue
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was working my way back through Brené Brown’s work that led me here ( See Rising Strong (Part 1 & Part 2), Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection). In The Gifts of Imperfection, she referenced Snyder’s work in The Psychology of Hope to explain how hope is not an emotion, but is instead a thought process. This was a different perspective and ultimately led me to wanting to know more. I’m glad that I dug in deeper.

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C.E. G
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I saw a reference to this book somewhere in my readings about hope/spirituality/fascism, and totally expected something different than what this book was actually about. It's not a bad book (probably deserves more than 2 stars), but it's way more about goal-setting and -reaching than it is about the kind of hope that I was thinking of. The only reason I skimmed it was because I interlibrary-loaned it and felt guilty not reading it at all.
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Full name: Charles Richard “Rick” Snyder

Professor Rick Snyder is internationally known for his work at the interface of clinical, social, personality and health psychology. His theories pertain to how people react to personal feedback, the human need for uniqueness, the ubiquitous drive to excuse transgressions and, most recently, the hope motive.

He has received 27 teaching awards at the universit
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