Hopeful Mindsets®

Dr. Jennifer S. Cheavens, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology and Hope Researcher

Dr. Cheavens is a Professor of Psychology at The Ohio State University and a licensed clinical psychologist. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Kansas under the mentorship of C. R. Snyder, developer of Hope Theory. Her research interests are related to increasing the efficacy of treatments for individuals with mood disorders, specifically depression and borderline personality disorder, through both basic and applied research efforts. She is particularly interested in identifying and targeting constructs that interfere with (e.g., emotion dysregulation) or amplify (e.g., validation, hope) efficacious treatments.


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