With the dawn of a fresh new year comes the anticipated hope for the year ahead. Hope is a quality of thinking that is considered in positive psychology to be an important element in psychological well-being. Positive psychology places more emphasis on studying and working towards improving mental well-being than on correcting mental disorders. Hopeful thinking is viewed as one aspect of psychological well-being.

Writing for the website Positivepsychology.com in January 2020, Elaine Houston identifies eight benefits of having hope in our thinking.

Margaret H. Swartz, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice. She is a member of Healthy Adams Behavioral Health Task Force.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.