Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life
Known as the father of the new science of positive psychology, Martin E.P. Seligman draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enchances the quality of life, and how anyone can learn to practice it. Offering many simple techniques, Dr. Seligman explains how to break an “I—give-up” habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behavior, and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue. These skills can help break up depression, boost your immune system, better develop your potential, and make you happier.. With generous additional advice on how to encourage optimistic behavior at school, at work and in children, Learned Optimism is both profound and practical–and valuable for every phase of life.
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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
Compelling account of the author's decades of research. - Goodreads
Some interesting insights. - Goodreads
Siegleman's research is always worth reading. - Goodreads
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Review: Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your LifeUser Review - Steve Warnick - Goodreads
Interesting read although the author's comments at times are a bit outdated. A new edition is needed. Read full review
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