Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life

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John Murray Press, Apr 19, 2018 - Psychology - 336 pages

From the bestselling author of Authentic Happiness

Known as the father of the science of positive psychology, Martin E.P. Seligman 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 behaviour, 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 behaviour at school, at work and in children, Learned Optimism is both profound and practical, making it highly valuable for every phase of life.

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About the author (2018)

Martin E. P. Seligman, PhD, is the Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, the director of the Positive Psychology Network, and the former president of the American Psychological Association. Among his twenty books are Authentic Happiness and The Optimistic Child. His memoir The Hope Circuit will be published by Nicholas Brealey in 2018.

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