Positive Psychology For Dummies by Averil Leimon

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Why do some people achieve greater success and happiness than others? The key is positive psychology.

For most of its history, psychology has focused mainly on the darker side of human behaviour - depression, anxiety, psychosis and psychopathic behaviour. In 1998, Martin Seligman became president of the American Psychological Association and inspired a movement to focus on the positives in human behaviour.

Positive Psychology For Dummies:Taps into the burgeoning media focus on happiness and positive mental attitudeProvides key information on the origins, theory, methods, practitioners and results of positive psychologyDemonstrates how to understand what makes you tick, how to hone positive emotions and how to use positive philosophy for success in both your personal and working lives.Is perfect for a wide audience, from those wanting to get more out of their life, to psychology students or counsellors

About the author

Gladeana McMahon is co-author of Performance Coaching For Dummies. She is regarded as one of the UK’s top ten coaches.
Averil Leimon is co-author of Performance Coaching For Dummies. She is a business psychologist and a leading UK leadership coach.


About Averil Leimon

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Averil Leimon is a leadership psychologist and international business coach who uses positive psychology on a daily basis. She is a founder member of the Association for Coaching and is one of the top ten coaches in the UK. Gladeana McMahon is a leading transformational and personal development coach and Vice President and Life Fellow of the Association for Coaching. She was named as one of the UK's top ten coaches by the Independent on Sunday and Sunday Observer.
Published January 19, 2011 by For Dummies. 306 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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