Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 2, 2002 - Psychology - 336 pages
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A national bestseller, Authentic Happiness launched the revolutionary new science of Positive Psychology—and sparked a coast-to-coast debate on the nature of real happiness.

According to esteemed psychologist and bestselling author Martin Seligman, happiness is not the result of good genes or luck. Real, lasting happiness comes from focusing on one’s personal strengths rather than weaknesses—and working with them to improve all aspects of one’s life. Using practical exercises, brief tests, and a dynamic website program, Seligman shows readers how to identify their highest virtues and use them in ways they haven’t yet considered. Accessible and proven, Authentic Happiness is the most powerful work of popular psychology in years.
 

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User Review  - greeniezona - LibraryThing

I'd known about Seligmman's work for quite some time. I first started taking questionnaires at his website back in 2008. The fact that three years later, I still haven't taken them all, should be a ... Read full review

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Truly inspiting book - I wuld like to think this book will continue to develope- the use of the internet to authenticate and assist in the research is differnt and I hope will continue to give results that can be use dby the world. I enjoyed the book and the concepts involved. Read full review

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POSITIVE EMOTION
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Positive Feeling and Positive Character
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Can You Make Yourself Lastingly Happier?
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Optimism about the Future
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IN THE MANSIONS OF LIFE
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Reprise and Summary
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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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