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

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Over a decade ago, Martin Seligman charted a new approach to living with "flexible optimism." Now, in his most stimulating and persuasive book to date, the bestselling author of Learned Optimism introduces the revolutionary, scientifically based idea of "Positive Psychology." Positive Psychology focuses on strengths rather than weaknesses, asserting that happiness is not the result of good genes or luck. Seligman teaches readers that happiness can be cultivated by identifying and using many of the strengths and traits that they already possess — including kindness, originality, humor, optimism, and generosity. By frequently calling upon their "signature strengths" in all the crucial realms of life, readers will not only develop natural buffers against misfortune and the experience of negative emotion, they will move their lives up to a new, more positive plane.

Drawing on groundbreaking psychological research, Seligman shows how Positive Psychology is shifting the profession's paradigm away from its narrow-minded focus on pathology, victimology, and mental illness to positive emotion, virtue and strength, and positive institutions. Our signature strengths can be nurtured throughout our lives, with benefits to our health, relationships, and careers.

Seligman provides the Signature Strengths Survey along with a variety of brief tests that can be used to measure how much positive emotion readers experience, in order to help determine what their highest strengths are. The life-changing lesson of Authentic Happiness is that by identifying the very best in ourselves, we can improve the world around us and achieve new and sustainable levels of authentic contentment, gratification, and meaning.

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In this landmark book, Seligman, author of the bestseller "Learned Optimism, " describes 24 ubiquitous strengths and virtues, with each person owning at least five of these "signature strengths, " which he or she can identify and develop to their maximum potential.

About the Author

Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D., is the Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, the director of the Positive Psychology Network, and former president of the American Psychological Association. Among his twenty books are Learned Optimism and The Optimistic Child.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743222976
Subtitle:
Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment
Author:
Seligman, Martin E. P.
Author:
Seligman, Martin E. P.
Publisher:
Free Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Emotions
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
Happiness
Subject:
Optimism
Subject:
Personal Growth - General
Subject:
Personal Growth - Happiness
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Positive psychology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 01-10-027
Publication Date:
January 2002
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.16 in 16.66 oz

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