1. Fabrizio Benedetti, MD
Department of Neuroscience
University of Turin
Topic: Placebo Effect

2. Ted Kaptchuk, MD
Harvard Medical School
Topic: Placebo Effect

3. The New England Journal of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Topic: Sham Placebo Surgery

4. The Will to Believe
William James, PhD – 18th century Psychologist
Topic: Body to Mind Response

5. A. Jon Stoessl, PhD
University of British Columbis
Vancouver, Canada
Topic: Belief and the movement of voluntary muscles Parkinsons

6. Steven E. Hyman, MD
National Institute of Mental Health
Topic: Ongoing Mind & Brain Studies

7. Richard Davidson, PhD
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
Topic: Studies on Joy, Resilience & Hope

8. Antonio Damasio, PhD
Brain & Creativity Institute
Topic: Origins & Effects of Fear

9. Eric Kandel, MD – Nobel Prize Winner
Columbia University Medical Center
Topic: Brain Plasticity

10. The Emotional Brain
by Joseph LeDoux, PhD

11. Learned Optimism
by Martin E. P. Seligman

12. Hope-Lit database. This database contains nearly 3500 articles and books specific to hope. The database is jointly supported by the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta and the Hope Foundation of Alberta, a research and service institute affiliated with the University of Alberta.

13. The Anatomy of Hope
by Jerome Groopman, MD

14. The Psychology of Hope: You can get there from here.
by C. R. Snyder

15. The Relaxation Response
by Herbert Benson

16. How the Mind Works
by Steven Pinker
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

17. The Power of Hope
by Maurice Lamm

18. It All Begins With Hope
by Ronna Jevne, PhD.

19. Survival Psychology
by John Leach, PhD
University of Lancaster, England
Out of Print, but available in many libraries and through antique book sellers

20. The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life
By Ben Sherwood

21. Man’s Search for Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl

Food For Thought

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Hope Tree Facts

Height: 13 Feet
Length: 13 Feet
Width: 8 Feet
Number of Symbols: 48
Number of Leaves: 624
Start to Finish Process: 447 days
Fabrication Manhours: 14,775
Steel: 1,800 lbs
Clay: 1,000 lbs
Metal Cladding: 300 lbs
Copper Leaves: 208 lbs
Total Estimated Weight: 3,310 lbs
Floor Anchor Bolts: 20
Copper Wire: 1,286 Feet
Tree Traveled: 1,242 miles
Travel Time: 29 hours 44 minutes
Installation Time: 12 days
Project Team Members: 68