Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 2, 2002 - Psychology - 336 pages
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A national bestseller, Authentic Happiness launched the revolutionary new science of Positive Psychology—and sparked a coast-to-coast debate on the nature of real happiness.

According to esteemed psychologist and bestselling author Martin Seligman, happiness is not the result of good genes or luck. Real, lasting happiness comes from focusing on one’s personal strengths rather than weaknesses—and working with them to improve all aspects of one’s life. Using practical exercises, brief tests, and a dynamic website program, Seligman shows readers how to identify their highest virtues and use them in ways they haven’t yet considered. Accessible and proven, Authentic Happiness is the most powerful work of popular psychology in years.
  

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Decent overview of Positive Psychology. - Goodreads
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This book has a lot of great information. It is filled with clear, well-researched information, but it is not dry or laborious to read (with tedious information relegated to the appendices). I will ... Read full review

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Strong recommend, easy to read, with actionable suggestions. Seligman explains how he was part of a movement that focused on what makes us feel good, not just what makes us feel bad. Psychology has ... Read full review

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Contents

How Psychology Lost Its Way and I Found Mine
17
Why Bother to Be Happy?
30
Can You Make Yourself Lastingly Happier?
45
Satisfaction about the Past
62
Optimism about the Future
83
Happiness in the Present
102
STRENGTH AND VIRTUE
123
IN THE MANSIONS OF LIFE
163
Love
185
Raising Children
208
Reprise and Summary
247
Terminology and Theory
261
Index
305
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About the author (2002)

Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D., the Robert A. Fox Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, works on positive psychology, learned helplessness, depression, ethnopolitical conflict, and optimism. Dr. Seligman's work has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Science Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation. He is the director of the Positive Psychology Network and scientific director of Foresight, Inc., a testing company that predicts success in various walks of life.
     He was for fourteen years the Director of the Clinical Training Program of the University of Pennsylvania and was named a "Distinguished Practitioner" by the National Academies of Practice. In 1995, he received the Pennsylvania Psychological Association's award for "Distinguished Contributions to Science and Practice."

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