Colloquium with Dr. Anthony Scioli: Understanding and Building Hope

The Department of Clinical Psychology hosted a colloquium with Anthony Scioli, PhD, a psychologist from Keene State College.

During his talk, Dr. Scioli defined hope; contrasted psychological theories about hope with perspectives in philosophy, theology, and medicine; and discussed research on hope across faith traditions.

In the later part of his talk he explored assessment; the reliability, validity, and potential applications of a new self-report measure of hope; and treatment implications.

Dr. Scioli is the author of Hope in the Age of Anxiety and the soon to be published The Power of Hope. He is professor of clinical psychology at Keene State College as well as a member of the graduate faculty at the University of Rhode Island.

Dr. Scioli completed Harvard fellowships in human motivation and behavioral medicine and co-authored the chapter on emotion for the Encyclopedia of Mental Health. He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Positive Psychology and currently serves on the editorial board of the new APA journal, Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.