OPTIMISM By N., Sam M.S. - 37 noun. the outlook that things occur for the best and that individual's hopes or goals will eventually be satisfied. OPTIMISM: "I like to practice optimism on a daily basis and find since taking up such a practice, I am a much happier individual." Related Psychology Terms ADOLESCENCE (Theories) ANTISOCIAL REACTION Diagnosis and Treatment Planning LEVEL OF ASPIRATION CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY Using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale: A Case Study on Grief Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams MENTAL HEALTH AND ECONOMIC LEVEL PERSPECTIVE AER HUNGER Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "OPTIMISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/optimism/ (accessed November 28, 2022).