Helplessness: On Depression, Development, and Death

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W. H. Freeman, 1992 - Depression, Mental. - 250 pages
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"Depression is the common cold of psychopathology and has touched the lives of us all," writes Dr. Martin Seligman. But the emotional distresses that lead to depression, anxiety, and failure do not "just happen." Instead, as Dr. Seligman shows, these widespread disorders often grow out of a sense of helplessness that is learned, reinforced, and justified by the individual.

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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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