Hope has played a significant role in the lives of African Americans throughout history, from early abolitionists to Martin Luther King and President Obama.
Maintaining a hopeful, optimistic attitude positively affects a person's health, academic performance, and relationships. But what makes someone hopeful or optimistic?
The belief that things will be better in the future is called optimism bias. Being overly optimistic can lead you to miss an important health check up or make bad financial decisions.
New research reveals we frequently worry about aging. Ironically, as we become older and the effects of aging set in, we tend to become more optimistic about life.
A growing body of scientific investigation now supports the conclusion that being hopeful has a distinctly positive effect on academic performance.