Facilitating Hope - dimensions of science & research

Research of hope may be carried out in various designs. Many of the results definitely justify hope: Anthony Scioli’s „hope blueprints“ offer a basic structure for the understanding of the various forms of appearance and development of hopes, with new findings of psychology, philosophy, theology and medicine. In regions of crisis projects of hope have established beside official reconstruction programs and are a source of hope. Rowena A. Pecchenino studies the economy of hope and shows hidden hopeful tendencies in economic thinking. Dirk Geldof names developments towards increasing solidarity and respect of ecological boundaries, as being opposed to a widespread materialism and egotism.

Examples of possible topics
  • What kind of hopes do the PCE approaches want to facilitate?
  • Which research results may generally be understood as hopeful, are there PCE research results and which research tasks lie ahead of us?
  • Can hope be measured? If so: how would a suitable measuring instrument for the evaluation of hope/despair look like?
  • Hope in motivation research: which motives give rise to hope?
  • Which dimensions does scientific research of hope have to comprise?