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

User Review  - Christina Jain - Goodreads

Seligman quickly makes a convincing argument that optimism (ie grit) plays an important part in an individual's ability to get back on their feet and overcome challenges in the long run. The book is ... Read full review

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

User Review  - natalia - Goodreads

this book has some fascinating research on depression as well as the effects pessimism on physical health. not much info on cognitive therapy itself though, but a good, enlightening read Read full review

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

User Review  - Ben Azadi - Goodreads

What I liked about this book was the examples it would give of when you should be optimistic, and when you should be pessimistic (sort of). I didn't like that each chapter was a bit redundant. Overall I got some use out of this book, and I'll continue to practice some of what it taught me. Read full review

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

User Review  - Sarah O'Flaherty - Goodreads

A good read. Although I was starting to get a bit disheartened at the focus on the greatness of optimism with the poor pessimist seemingly doomed to a life of misery. It initially appeared that ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Elissa - Goodreads

I was expecting more of a self-help book, but the majority of this book was spent detailing the author's studies as a psychologist. There was a small bit of self-help toward the end that was basically cognitive therapy. Read full review

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

User Review  - Ann - Goodreads

Some interesting insights. Didn't change my life. Found some of Seligman's writing to be arrogant and/or demanding. Good overall concept, I think. Read full review

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

User Review  - Cristina - Goodreads

Useful if applied of course. Reread. Read full review

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

User Review  - Michelle Pennell - Goodreads

The "Learned Optimism" is only a very small part of the book. It was an interesting read though. I found the tests a bit wacky though as mine ranged from both extremes of pessimism and optimism. One ... Read full review

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

User Review  - drowningmermaid - Goodreads

Maybe it's just the abridgment that I listened to (which WAS well-read) but I found this pretty uninspired stuff. Very basic. Lots of time spent on setting up scenarios, that weren't terribly necessary. Some of it was almost insulting, more like an Amway sales pitch than psychology. Read full review

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

User Review  - Jesse - Goodreads

I've only read 5 pages, but already I feel that I can conquer the world. Read full review


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