Learned Optimism

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Pocket Books, 1998 - Psychology - 319 pages
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Learned Optimism

In this groundbreaking national bestseller, Martin E.P. Seligman shows you how to chart a new approach to living with "flexible optimism." Drawing from more than twenty years of clinical research, Dr. Seligman outlines easy-to-follow techniques that have helped thousands of people rise above pessimism and the depression that accompanies negative thoughts and build a life of rewards and lasting happiness.Learned Optimismshows you how to:

  • recognize your "explanatory style" -- what to say to yourself when you experience set-backs -- and how it influences your life
  • boost your mood and your immune system -- with healthful thoughts
  • help your children to practice the thought patterns that encourage optimism
  • break the "I-give-up" habit with Dr. Seligman's ABC techniques
  • change your interior dialogue and experience the astonishing positive results

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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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About the author (1998)

Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D., professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and a past president of the American Psychological Association, is a leading motivational expert and an authority on learned helplessness. His many books include Authentic Happiness and The Optimistic Child. Dr. Seligman¹s research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Aging, the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation.

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