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Learned optimism: how to change your mind and your life

By: Seligman, Martin E. P.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York Vintage Books 1990Description: x, 319 p.ISBN: 9781400078394.Subject(s): Optimism | Learned optimism | Self realization | Psychological stress | Psychological adaptationDDC classification: 155.232 Summary: The father of the new science of positive psychology and author of Authentic Happiness draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enhances 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. https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/163862/learned-optimism-by-martin-e-p-seligman-phd/
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Table of contents

Two ways of looking at life
Learning to be helpless
Explaining misfortune
Ultimate pessimism
How you think, how you feel
Success at work
Children and parents
School
Sports
Health
Politics, religion, and culture
The optimistic life
Helping your child escape pessimism
The optimistic organization
Flexible optimism.

The father of the new science of positive psychology and author of Authentic Happiness draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enhances 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.

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/163862/learned-optimism-by-martin-e-p-seligman-phd/

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