Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life

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Vintage Books, 1998 - Psychology - 319 pages
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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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Good insight...but too technical. - Goodreads
I think the author did a poo poo job of writing it. - Goodreads
great author and gives some useful tips - Goodreads
Siegleman's research is always worth reading. - Goodreads
The instructions are simple and clear, and easy to use. - Goodreads
Some interesting insights. - Goodreads

Review: Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life

User Review  - Awinash Jha - Goodreads

A classic in positive psychology from the founding father itself. If you go through the tests and exercises in this book , surely it would make a huge difference on your temperament towards life ie ... Read full review

Review: Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life

User Review  - Alex Kojfman - Goodreads

Very interesting read, clearly written and expertly explained. It's worth looking into, bc of the message it conveyed near the end. Optimism has great benefits and this book outlines the detriment to living pessimistically and how you can reform your thoughts to be more optimistic. Read full review

About the author (1998)

Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of several books, including Learned Optimism and Authentic Happiness. He is past president of the American Psychological Association as well as the division of clinical psychology of the American Psychological Association, and former director of clinical training in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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