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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.
Wow. It's worth a read. I was raised by hardcore pessimists. So...that's why I went for this.
I'm not into self help books. Read more
Everyone's mileage will vary, but this book really helped me turn my life around.
I hadn't realized that optimism was something I could learn, but sure enough it was. ^_^
Its a good book about changing your life from behaviour patternsPublished 22 days ago by Sandra Lindh
There are plenty of constructive messages to be found here. I especially appreciate the way that Seligman presents the concept of "explanatory style" and how it... Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Meeks
This book will not help you. I haven't Learned Optimism in 100 pages. I know a lot about the author! Seek help elsewhere, do not buy this book.Published 1 month ago by Lutchmedial Maraj