Learned Optimism by Martin E. Seligman
How to Change Your Mind and Your Life (Vintage)

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Known as the father of the new science of positive psychology, Martin E.P. Seligman draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enchances the quality of life, and how anyone can learn to practice it. Offering many simple techniques, Dr. Seligman explains how to break an “I—give-up” habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behavior, and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue. These skills can help break up depression, boost your immune system, better develop your potential, and make you happier.. With generous additional advice on how to encourage optimistic behavior at school, at work and in children, Learned Optimism is both profound and practical–and valuable for every phase of life.


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About Martin E. Seligman

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Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D., professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and a past president of the American Psychological Association, is a leading motivational expert and an authority on learned helplessness. His many books include Authentic Happiness and The Optimistic Child. Dr. Seligman's research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Aging, the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation.
 
Published August 10, 2011 by Vintage. 338 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Depression is epidemic in our society, Seligman (Psychology/Univ. of Penn.) claims, because of hyper-individualism, the waning of faith in religion and government, and a bewildering range of choices.

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Instead of the usual criteria by which MetLife hired, career background, Seligman suggested hiring applicants who tested well for optimism and explanatory style.

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