Hope: Individual Differences, Role in Recovery and Impact on Emotional Health

Francis L. Cohen (Editor)

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: PSY013000



Volume 10

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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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This book provides research on the individual differences of hope. It reviews the role hope has in recovery and its impact on emotional health. Chapter One describes the importance of hope in peoples’ personal and professional lives. Chapter Two presents hope as a major factor in predicting the resilience of families. Chapter Three attempts to explicate theoretically the impact of hope on adolescents’ optimal achievement and its impact on their emotional well-beings. Chapter Four studies the relationship between hope, spirituality and life satisfaction, using a structural equation model approach. Chapter Five examines Polish students’ and how their spiritual experiences mediate between hope and religiosity. Chapter Six uncovers the emotional problems preceding an eating disorder and the main reasons and explanations for the development of these problems. Chapter Seven explores the two-sided nature of hope as it pertains to decision-making at the end-of-life. Chapter Eight examines the experience of hope in caregivers of children with CI. Chapter Nine focuses on the revisiting and re-storying of hopeful actions and practices in the face of emotional hurt, physical pain, sorrow, loss and shattered dreams. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1. Doing Hope... Together, in Everyday Living and in Counseling Research
Elmarie Kotze (University of Waikato, Aotearoa New Zealand)

Chapter 2. Hope in the Family: Individual Differences in Parenting Stress, Personal Resources and Coping
Shiri Ben-Naim, Michal Einav, Roni Laslo-Roth, and Malka Margalit (School of behavioral Sciences, Peres Academic Center, Rechovot, Israel, and others)

Chapter 3. Consideration of Optimal Best, using Hope as a Point of Reference
Huy P. Phan and Bing H. Ngu (University of New England, Armidale, Australia)

Chapter 4. The Role of Hope and Spirituality in Youth's Emotional Well-Being
Amparo Oliver, Laura Galiana, Davide Piacentini-Genovart and Jose M. Tomas (Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, Spain)

Chapter 5. In a Sample of Polish Students Spiritual Experiences Mediate between Hope and Religiosity
Marcin Wnuk (Department of Psychology of Work and Organization in Institute of Psychology of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan Institute of Psychology, Poland)

Chapter 6. Improving Emotion Regulation: A Core Factor to Recover from an Eating Disorder
Greta Noordenbos (Clinical Psychology, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands)

Chapter 7. Two Faces of Hope: Optimism and Fear
Lisa Humphrey and Pedro Weisleder (Section of Hospice and Palliative Care, Nationwide Children's Hospital, The Ohio State University, OH, USA, and others)

Chapter 8. Hope as a Support for a Community of Caregivers
Rachael S. Clark, Laura A. Nabors, Michelle L. Burbage, Chia-Liang Dai, and Vicki L. Plano Clark (University of Delaware School of Nursing, Newark, DE, USA and others)

Chapter 9. Stitching Hope Through Loss in Celebration
Ashlie Brink and Elmarie Kotze (University of Waikato, Aotearoa New Zealand)


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