Handbook of Hope: Theory, Measures, and Applications by C. Richard SnyderHandbook of Hope: Theory, Measures, and Applications by C. Richard Snyder

Handbook of Hope: Theory, Measures, and Applications

byC. Richard SnyderEditorC. Richard Snyder

Hardcover | April 24, 2000

Pricing and Purchase Info

$162.65 online 
$168.95 list price
Earn 813 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Hope has previously been a construct more of interest to philosophy and religion than in psychology. New research has shown, however, that hope is closely related to optimism, feelings of control, and motivation toward achieving one's goals. TheHandbook of Hopepresents a comprehensive overview of the psychological inquiry into hope, including its measurement, its development in children, how its loss is associated with specific clinical disorders, and therapeutic approaches that can help instill hope in those who have lost theirs. A final section discusses hope in occupational applications: how the use of hope can make one a better coach, teacher, or parent.

  • Defines hope as a construct and describes development of hope through the lifespan
  • Provides multiple instruments for measuring hope
  • Guides professionals in how to assess hope levels & implement hope as part of therapy
  • Relates hope to all portions of the population
  • Includes case studies, figures, and tables to aid understanding of research findings and concepts; discusses the importance of hope to relationships, achieving goals, and success at work
C.R. Snyder is a fellow of the APA in the divisions of teaching, social and personality, clinical, and health. He has been the director of the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Kansas since 1975. Since 1987 he has been the editor of theJournal of Social and Clinical Psychology.
Title:Handbook of Hope: Theory, Measures, and ApplicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:440 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:April 24, 2000Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0126540500

ISBN - 13:9780126540505

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

C.R. Snyder, Hypothesis: There is Hope.
Developing and Deteriorating:
C.R. Snyder, Genesis: The Birth and Growth of Hope.
A. Rodriguez-Hanley and C.R. Snyder, The Demise of Hope: On Losing Positive Thinking.
S.J. Lopez, R. Ciarlelli, L. Coffman, M. Stone, and L. Wyatt, Diagnosing For Strengths: On Measuring Hope Building Blocks.
Theory-Based Applications:
C.R. Snyder and J.D. Taylor, Hope as a Common Factor Across Psychotherapy Approaches: A Lesson From the "Dodo's Verdict".
J.D. Taylor, D.B. Feldman, R.S. Saunders, and S.S. Ilardi, Hope Theory and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies.
S.J. Lopez, R.K. Floyd, J.C. Ulven, and C.R. Snyder, Hope Therapy: Helping Clients Build a House of Hope.
S.T. Michael, J.D. Taylor, and J. Cheavens, Hope Theory As Applied to Brief Therapies: Problem-Solving and Solution Focused Interventions.
S.C. Sympson and M. Q. Elder, Feminist Therapy as Empowering Hope.
Applications to Specific People:
D. McDermott and S. Hastings, Children: Raising Future Hopes.
J. Cheavens and A. Gum, Gray Power: Hope Across the Ages.
S.J. Lopez, K.P. Gariglietti, D. McDermott, E. D. Sherwin, R.K. Floyd, K. Rand and C.R. Snyder, Hope for the Evolution of Diversity: On Leveling the Field of Dreams.
L.A. Curry and C.R. Snyder, Hope Takes the Field: Mind Matters in Athletic Performances.
L.M. Irving and R. Cannon, Starving for Hope: Goals, Agency, and Pathways in the Development and Treatment of Eating Disorders.
S.S. Sympson, Rediscovering Hope: Understanding and Working with Survivors of Trauma.
S.T. Michael, Hope Conquers Fear: Overcoming Anxiety and Panic Attacks
J. Cheavens, Light Through the Shadows: Depression and Hope.
C. Moon and C.R. Snyder, Hope and the Journey of AIDS.
J.D. Taylor, Confronting Breast Cancer: Hopes for Health.
T.R. Elliott and M. Kurylo, Hope Over Acquired Disability: Lessons of a Young Woman's Triumph.
Societal Implications:
C.R. Snyder and D.B. Feldman, Hope for the Many: An Empowering Social Agenda.
Author Index.
Subject Index.

From Our Editors

For too long, the concept of hope has had an association with philosophy and religious faith. Handbook of Hope changes this and is a legitimate technical manual for psychologists and mental health professionals alike. Editor C. Richard Snyder provides readers with clinical data demonstrating how hope closely relates to optimism, feelings of control and motivation towards achieving one`s goals. Topics dealt with include measurement, hope`s development in children and the relationship between loss of hope and clinical disorders. A special chapter focuses on the use of hope to make someone a more effective teacher, coach or parent.