Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Ritschel, L. 2010. Hope. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
All humans are goal-directed beings by nature. Whether we seek food, jobs, social connection, relaxation, or better health, much of our behavior is organized around the pursuit of a particular end state. Successful goal attainment requires three elements: a clearly articulated goal, a plan, and motivation to put that plan into action. According to Snyder and colleagues, these three elements constitute hopeful thinking.