Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Hope

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Nova Publishers, 2005 - Psychology - 296 pages
Hope is an aspect of human existence that appears increasingly significant in our modern world. However, what hope is, how it works, and why it is important continue to be debated, with different approaches to hope evident within different fields. This anthology of hope is unique in that it features contributions from many seminal writers and researchers across a wide range of disciplines, and thus offers multiple perspectives on this important and complex phenomenon. Hope is viewed through the lenses of theology, philosophy, politics, psychology, nursing, and medicine, with authors covering the histories and possible futures of hope and hope research. Encompassing the theoretical and the practical, the societal and the personal, this book will be a valuable resource to those commencing or conducting research into hope, and an enjoyable and insightful read for those wishing to know more about the state of hope today.
 

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Very lucid and clear It elaborates the history of hope theory and the growing division between emotional reactivism and thinking as the source of hope I enjoyed the developmental look at hope, pathway and agency with infants What I felt was lacking was more elaboration about how this kind of hope could be directed to psychotherapy and more specific examples of therapies i would want to know whether hope can be incorperated at a certain stage into dynamic psychotherapy, after a solid working relationship with a therapist has been established. My opinion is that there might possibly be an integration of hope work at various stages of psychotherapy with, children, parents and couples. I found this to be a very informative and readable book Miriam Grossman Harel Psychotherapist and author "Patchwork,children,trauma and therapy Karnac books  

Contents

What Have We Done With Hope? A Brief History Jaklin Eliott
3
Theology
47
Hoping for the Best Christian Theology of Hope in the Meaner Australia Andrew Dutney
49
Philosophy
61
Getting Clear What Hope Is Barbara V Numm
63
Politics
79
The Place of Hope in Responsible Political Practice Bernard P Dauenhauer
81
Psychology
99
Nursing
167
State of the Science of Hope in Nursing Practice Hope the Nurse and the Patient Kaye Herth
169
Medicine
213
Measurement of Hope and Associated Neuropsychiatry Dimensions by the Computerized Content Analysis of Speech and Verbal Texts Louis A Gotts...
215
The Place of Hope in Clinical Medicine Mary A Brooksbank and Eric J Cassell
231
Bioethical Implications of Hope Ian N Olver
241
Conclusion
257
Hope The Simplicity and Complexity Ronna Fay Jevne
259

Hope Theory History and Elaborated Model CR Snyder Jennifer S Cheavens and Scott T Michael
101
The Correlates of Hope Psychological and Physiological Benefits Jennifer S Cheavens Scott T Michael and CR Snyder
119
Hope as Rhetoric Cultural Narratives of Wishing and Coping James R Averill and Louise Sundararajan
133

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