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Learned Optimism

Learned Optimism

Author: Martin Seligman
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Learned Optimism shows us how to stop automatically assuming guilt; how to get out of the habit of seeing the direst possible implications in every setback; how to be optimistic.

With concrete examples Dr Seligman documents the effects of optimism on the quality of life, provides tests to determine the degree of our negative and positive orientation, and offers a program of specific exercises to help break the habit of pessimism and learn the habit of optimism for both ourselves and our children.

Learn how to:

  • Recognise your 'explanatory style'

  • What to say to yourself when you experience set-backs - and how it influences your life

  • Boost your mood and your immune system with healthful thoughts

  • Help your children to practice the thought patterns that encourage optimism

  • Break the 'I-give-up' habit with Dr. Seligman's ABC techniques

  • Change your interior dialogue and experience the astonishing positive results.

Author description

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.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781864713039
  • : Random House Australia
  • : William Heinemann Australia
  • : February 2011
  • : 209mm X 137mm X 22mm
  • : Australia
  • : June 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 2011
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 338
  • : 338
  • : Martin Seligman
  • : Martin Seligman
  • : 158
  • : 158
  • : 2011