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About two-thirds of this book is a psychological discussion of pessimism, optimism, learned helplessness (giving up because you feel unable to change things), explanatory style (how you habitually explain to yourself why events happen), and depression, and how these affect success, health, and quality of life. Seligman supports his points with animal research and human cases. He includes tests for you and your child--whose achievement may be related more to his or her level of optimism/pessimism than ability. The final chapters teach the skills of changing from pessimism to optimism, with worksheet pages to guide you and your child. --Joan Price --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Liked it but went into too much detail of the experiments and then talked about the results and what they mean. Overall good bookPublished 1 day ago by Alex
Dr. Seligman makes a compelling argument for the causes and cures for pessimism. I'd recommend this book to entrepreneurs who struggle with the constant stress, and ups and downs,... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Tim Turner
Very good book. I've read many self-help and psychology-based books over the years, but this book is one I hadn't heard of nor read. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Elmofan
This item is scratched. I went to listen to it a few weeks after purchase and am "outside the window" to return it.Published 15 days ago by Lisa Wollett
Pretty good book that every parents should read for helping them and their children.
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