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W W Norton & Company Incorporated, 1998 - Psychology - 544 pages
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Designed for those who want to learn about abnormal psychology in a more personal context, Abnormality focuses on the theme "what you can and cannot change" to offer a provocative approach to evaluating therapies, both for yourself and others. Incorporating both scientific research (the relation of genetics to personality, the use of drug therapy) and practical applications (how to choose a therapist, how to overcome public-speaking anxiety)... Abnormality offers a balanced and entertaining introduction to the field.

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About the author (1998)

Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D., the Robert A. Fox Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, works on positive psychology, learned helplessness, depression, ethnopolitical conflict, and optimism. Dr. Seligman's work has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Science Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation. He is the director of the Positive Psychology Network and scientific director of Foresight, Inc., a testing company that predicts success in various walks of life.

He was for fourteen years the Director of the Clinical Training Program of the University of Pennsylvania and was named a "Distinguished Practitioner" by the National Academies of Practice. In 1995, he received the Pennsylvania Psychological Association's award for "Distinguished Contributions to Science and Practice.

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