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The science of hope explained by ASU professor of practice

Scientists over the last 30 years have studied and documented hope as a strategy for success. And in recent years, higher education researchers have also taken an interest in the study of hope.

“There is a new generation of hope scientists emerging on university campuses around the globe dedicated to further unraveling hope’s potential,” said ASU Sanford School Professor of Practice Richard Miller in a recent article from The Conversation. 5 Traditional dancers celebrate Hari Raya, the end of Ramadan Photo by Aniq Danial for Unsplash, CC BY-ND
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And Arizona State University is no exception, launching the Center for the Advanced Study and Practice of Hope in 2018, where Miller serves as clinical director.

In the article, Miller says, “Teaching hopefulness begins by believing in all kids, connecting with young people in meaningful ways and teaching children how to imagine their goals, a process called mental time travel, that encourages the brain to plan for future opportunities and challenges.”

Article Source: The Conversation
John Keeney

Media Relations Coordinator, T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics