The Centre for Resilience and Socio-Emotional Health has just published its fourth monograph on Hope and Wellbeing: Psychosocial Correlates and Benefits by Dr Alena Slezackova.
The monograph discusses the psychology of hope, which constitutes a part of the scientific field of positive psychology. It takes a comprehensive approach, introducing the reader to the varying theoretical frameworks and approaches to the study of hope and the measurement methods used. It also presents the main findings of various studies investigating the role of hope in relation to mental health and well-being among different populations. The chapters on the relationship between hope and age, as well as between hope and mental health, contain some of the author’s original research.
A separate chapter is devoted to discuss the results of an extensive empirical study by the author on the connection between hope and posttraumatic growth. Another chapter suggests possible hope-based interventions in the areas of education, psychotherapy and counselling.