Being too optimistic can have real drawbacks, according to a new study that looks at expectations of life that are not grounded in reality.
A recent study looks at whether collective apologies on behalf of countries may inspire hope that can lead to reconciliation.
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.