1 استادیار گروه علوم قرآن و حدیث، دانشگاه حضرت معصومه (س)
2 استادیار گروه مشاوره، دانشگاه حضرت معصومه (س)
عنوان مقاله [English]
Optimism, in positive psychology studies, as a determining factor in mental health has been always significant. This study, using descriptive-analytical methods, aimed to investigate the role of optimism in psychological well-being according to Islamic teachings and psychological studies. Results showed that Islamic texts, by presenting mechanism to build and strengthen optimism and by insisting on positive influences of optimism and warning against unpleasant outcomes of cynicism, lead people to psychological well-being. The results of contemporary psychological studies to confirm the role of optimism in dimensions and components of psychological well-being but there are differences in the definition, scope, and some details among these two fields of study.