Optimism

Known as: attitude positive, attitudes positive, positive attitude 
The tendency to believe that there is good in everything and to have positive thoughts about most things that happen.
National Institutes of Health

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2011
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2011
From a leading neuroscience researcher, an exploration of the neural basis of optimism, and how the brain simulates the future… (More)
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2007
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2007
Whereas most previous studies have assessed optimism/pessimism as a unidimensional construct, there is increasing awareness that… (More)
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2006
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2006
BACKGROUND Dispositional optimism, defined in terms of life engagement and generalized positive outcome expectancies for one's… (More)
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2004
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2004
BACKGROUND Major depression is known to be related to higher cardiovascular mortality. However, epidemiological data regarding… (More)
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1999
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1999
This investigation (N = 204) examined (a) the relations between the hope construct (Snyder, Harris et al., 1991; Snyder, Irving… (More)
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1999
Highly Cited
1999
OBJECTIVE To determine whether optimism predicts lower rates of rehospitalization after coronary artery bypass graft surgery for… (More)
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1998
Highly Cited
1998
This study explored prospectively the effects of dispositional and situational optimism on mood (N = 90) and immune changes (N… (More)
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1993
Highly Cited
1993
At diagnosis, 59 breast cancer patients reported on their overall optimism about life; 1 day presurgery, 10 days postsurgery, and… (More)
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1992
Highly Cited
1992
In a cohort of gay men responding to the threat of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), dispositional optimism was… (More)
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1989
Highly Cited
1989
The effect of dispositional optimism on recovery from coronary artery bypass surgery was examined in a group of 51 middle-aged… (More)
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