ERIC Number: EJ627468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
In Search of Realistic Optimism: Meaning, Knowledge, and Warm Fuzziness.
Schneider, Sandra L.
American Psychologist, v56 n3 p250-63 Mar 2001
Suggest that the "fuzzy" nature of accuracy typically places only loose boundaries on what it means to be realistic. Describes several ways to differentiate realistic and unrealistic optimism, exploring the impact of this distinction for current views of optimism. Reviews how positive psychology may benefit from a focus on personal meaning and knowledge as they relate to making the most of life. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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