Home All PPN Bites: “Is there anything we can do to regain hope?” by Carin Rockind (Episode 08)

PPN Bites: “Is there anything we can do to regain hope?” by Carin Rockind (Episode 08)

written by Carin Rockind 17 July 2018

Carin Rockind, MAPP '10, is an empowerment coach and inspirational speaker. Carin holds the simple philosophy that we each have a unique purpose on earth and we're happy when living it. Working with individuals and companies, she combines her expertise in Positive Psychology with experience as a trauma survivor and former Fortune 500 exec to support professional women to be truly happy and wildly successful. For more information, visit Website, Facebook, Twitter. Full bio. Carin's articles are here.

Watch on YouTube

Hi, I’m Carin Rockind, welcome to PPND Bites, where we give you 60-second helpings of the positive psychology news you need to know. The world news has been pretty challenging lately. No matter what your political preference there’s a lot going on. Even I began to lose hope, and I teach happiness for a living. So the question is, is there anything we can do to regain hope?

Well, CR Synder’s hope theory tells us that hope is having agency or motivation and strategies to reach your goal. And a 2018 study of 280 participants validated the original hope scale. These participants took the hope scale as well as an optimism scale and a self-efficacy scale and then stated their upcoming goals, and then looked at what predicted reaching those goals. What the researchers found is that high hope predicted having more strategies to actually reach your goals. It also predicted having more important pro-social goals. What that tells us is that if we can find some additional strategies to reach whatever our goal is with creating happiness in the world, we’re more likely to achieve it. And if we have those strategies we’ll probably have more motivation and therefore more hope. So I hope that this gives you more hope and helps you take a bite outta happiness. Bye for now.

Watch more episodes HERE.


Cheavens, J. S., Heiy, J. E.,  Feldman, D. B., Benitez, C., & Rand, K. L. (2018). Hope, goals, and pathways: Further validating the hope scale with observer ratings. Journal of Positive Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/17439760.2018.1484937


Not seeing the pictures for the book links? Disable Adblocking for this site to view them.

You may also like

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

WP Twitter Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com