Videos

Join our researchers in illuminating discussions of the place of hope and optimism in human life.

Hope & Optimism Across Life


Watch some of our researchers discuss the roles that hope, optimism, and related states play through four stages of life: childhood, relationships, transition to parenthood, and end of life.


Optimism, Health, & Well-Being


Watch some of our researchers explore the connections between
optimism, pessimism, health, and happiness, and whether people can
change their levels of optimism and pessimism.


Hope and Relationships


Watch some of our researchers discuss how hope and optimism affect our relationships, social groups, communities, and societies.