Learned Optimism

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Random House Australia, 1992 - Optimism - 319 pages
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Learned Optimism shows us how to stop automatically assuming guilt; how to get out of the habit of seeing the direst possible implications in every setback; how to be optimisitc. With concrete examples Dr Seligman, an expert on motivation, documents the effects of optimism on the quality of life, provides tests to determine the degree of our negative and positive orientation, and offers a program of specific exercises to help break the habit of pessimism and learn the habit of optimism for both ourselves and our children.

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User Review  - AshRyan - LibraryThing

Learned Optimism is exactly what it sounds like. Dr. Seligman teaches you how to identify your explanatory style in positive or negative situations---how you explain them to yourself---and identifies ... Read full review

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User Review  - stacy_chambers - LibraryThing

I learned, in reading this book, that I am a pessimist. This came as news to me, since I'd always thought of myself as an optimist. But optimism - at least not as Seligman defines it - is not a soft ... Read full review

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