The Hope Festival - The Psychology of Hope - Empirical Research Presentations
Fri. May 19, 2017
Doors: 2:30 pm / Show: 3:00 pm (event ends at 4:30 pm)
Los Angeles, CA
Empirical research presentation by Initiative grantees:
The Psychology of Hope Panelists
Lori Markson (Wash U, Psychology) - Children’s positive outlook on self and society
Eshkol Rafaeli (Bar-Ilan, Israel - Psychology and Neuroscience) - Becoming parents: A study of dyadic, dynamic, and malleable hope
Michael Scheier (Carnegie-Mellon, Psychology) - Optimism and Pessimism: Implications for happiness, coping, and health
All of the daytime Festival speakers and events are FREE, through the generosity of the Templeton Foundation.
RSVP is recommended, first come first seated. All individual events are listed on our calendar page.
Food Trucks (Falasophy and Salad Boulevard Trucks) and Bar will be open for lunch on Saturday & Sunday.
I CARRY YOUR HEART, written by Georgette Kelly, is the winner of the the Hope & Optimism Initiative’s “Hope On Stage” playwriting prize project. Running May 19 - June 10
The Hope and Optimism Project (www.hopeoptimism.com) is a $5 million, four-year initiative at Notre Dame, Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation. The project funds research into the theoretical empirical, and practical dimensions of hope, optimism, and related states. Directed by two philosophy professors, Andrew Chignell (Cornell and University of Penn) and Sam Newlands (Notre Dame), the project also created the “Hope on Stage” playwriting prize that in addition to a cash prize to the winner, also funds a rolling premiere of the winning play in Ithaca, NY (which performs April 28-30) and in Los Angeles, CA (May 19 - June 10). Georgette Kelly’s I CARRY YOUR HEART was chosen as the winner from almost 800 blind submissions by a panel of professional theater makers and academics. In addition to the first prize, “Hope on Stage” awarded three runner-up prizes.
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