Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 10, 2011 - Self-Help - 336 pages
182 Reviews
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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
52
4 stars
74
3 stars
40
2 stars
14
1 star
2

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

Contents

Cover
Two Ways of Looking at Life
Learning to Be Helpless
Explaining Misfortune
Ultimate Pessimism
How You Think How You Feel
The Realms of Life
Health
Changing From Pessimism
Notes
Acknowledgments
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

Martin E. Seligman is Kogod Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and past president of the division of clinical psychology of the American Psychological Association. He lives in Wynnewood, PA.

Bibliographic information