Anthony Scioli is the leading authority on the topic of hope. He is Professor of Psychology at the University System of New Hampshire’s Keene State College and a member of the Graduate Faculty at the University of Rhode Island. He is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Massachusetts (USA). Dr. Scioli is Associate Editor for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, and Consulting Editor for the Journal of Positive Psychology. Dr. Scioli obtained his BS in Honors at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and his Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Rhode Island. He completed Harvard fellowships in Health Psychology research with David McClelland and in Behavioral Medicine via the medical school. Dr. Scioli is the author of Hope in the age of anxiety (2009, Oxford U. Press), The power of hope (2010, HCI Press), as well as articles and book chapters on the topic [of hope].
He has created multiple hope assessment tools, including questionnaires, thematic coding systems, a Rorschach-based measure, and an IAT protocol. Members of the Swiss Academy of Sciences are using his measures to track hopefulness across Europe and Asia. With NIH funding, Dr. Scioli developed an intervention to instill fundamental hope in adolescents. Dr. Scioli is currently collaborating with Never Again Rwanda, to extend his hope intervention to youth impacted by genocide. Dr. Scioli is Italian born, from Cantalupo in Sannio (Molise).