Learned Optimism

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Random House Australia, 1992 - Optimism - 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 ''¬ÅI''¬"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  - Amy Beall - Goodreads

Read and re-read this. Great insight into learning to be more optimistic which can be harder for some than others. Our level of optimism and happiness is not decided by external forces. Martin Seligman always has great insight. Read full review

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

User Review  - Ramiro - Goodreads

Very good description of the work Dr. Seligman has done in psychology, very interesting. I would have given him more stars but I think he spends a lot of time describing the way he works and less time explaining cognitive therapy. Read full review

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