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About Martin E. P. Seligman
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.
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With this unprecedented promise, internationally esteemed psychologist Martin Seligman begins Flourish, his first book in ten years—and the first to present his dynamic new concept of what well-being really is. Traditionally, the goal of psychology has been to relieve human suffering, but the goal of the Positive Psychology movement, which Dr. Seligman has led for fifteen years, is different—it’s about actually raising the bar for the human condition.
Flourish builds on Dr. Seligman’s game-changing work on optimism, motivation, and character to show how to get the most out of life, unveiling an electrifying new theory of what makes a good life—for individuals, for communities, and for nations. In a fascinating evolution of thought and practice, Flourish refines what Positive Psychology is all about.
While certainly a part of well-being, happiness alone doesn’t give life meaning. Seligman now asks, What is it that enables you to cultivate your talents, to build deep, lasting relationships with others, to feel pleasure, and to contribute meaningfully to the world? In a word, what is it that allows you to flourish? “Well-being” takes the stage front and center, and Happiness (or Positive Emotion) becomes one of the five pillars of Positive Psychology, along with Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishment—or PERMA, the permanent building blocks for a life of profound fulfillment.
Thought-provoking in its implications for education, economics, therapy, medicine, and public policy—the very fabric of society—Flourish tells inspiring stories of Positive Psychology in action, including how the entire U.S. Army is now trained in emotional resilience; how innovative schools can educate for fulfillment in life and not just for workplace success; and how corporations can improve performance at the same time as they raise employee well-being.
With interactive exercises to help readers explore their own attitudes and aims, Flourish is a watershed in the understanding of happiness as well as a tool for getting the most out of life. On the cutting edge of a science that has changed millions of lives, Dr. Seligman now creates the ultimate extension and capstone of his bestselling classics, Authentic Happiness and Learned 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 enchances 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.
"Vaulted me out of my funk.... So, fellow moderate pessimists, go buy this book." —Marian Sandmaier, The New York Times Book Review
According to esteemed psychologist and bestselling author Martin Seligman, happiness is not the result of good genes or luck. Real, lasting happiness comes from focusing on one’s personal strengths rather than weaknesses—and working with them to improve all aspects of one’s life. Using practical exercises, brief tests, and a dynamic website program, Seligman shows readers how to identify their highest virtues and use them in ways they haven’t yet considered. Accessible and proven, Authentic Happiness is the most powerful work of popular psychology in years.
In the climate of self-improvement that pervades our culture, there is an overwhelming amount of information about treatments for everything from alcohol abuse to sexual dysfunction. Much of this information is exaggerated if not wholly inaccurate. As a result, people who try to change their own troubling conditions often experience the frustration of mixed success, success followed by a relapse, or outright failure.
To address this confusion, Martin Seligman has meticulously analyzed the most authoritative scientific research on treatments for alcoholism, anxiety, weight loss, anger, depression, and a range of phobias and obsessions to discover what is the most effective way to address each condition. He frankly reports what does not work, and pinpoints the techniques and therapies that work best for each condition, discussing why they work and how you can use them to make long lasting change. Inside you’ll discover the four natural healing factors for recovering from alcoholism; the vital difference between overeating and being overweight; the four therapies that work for depression, the pros and cons of anger—and much more.
Wise, direct, and very useful, What You Can Change and What You Can’t will help anyone who seeks to change.
En este libro, Seligman nos provee de las herramientas para identificar nuestros aspectos más positivos y desarrollarlos, a fin de mejorar sensiblemente nuestra vida y las de los que nos rodean.
En lugar de centrarse, como la psicología tradicional, en el estudio y tratamiento de la enfermedad mental, la Psicología Positiva pone el foco en las fortalezas humanas, las que nos permiten aprender, disfrutar, ser alegres, generosos, solidarios y optimistas.
El doctor Martin E. P. Seligman, eminente investigador de la psique humana y fundador de esta corriente científica, sostiene que la auténtica felicidad no sólo es posible, sino que -lejos de depender de la suerte y de los genes- puede cultivarse identificando y utilizando muchas de las fortalezas y rasgos que ya poseemos.
«Por fin la psicología se toma en serio el optimismo, la diversión y la felicidad.»
Daniel Goleman, autor de La inteligencia emocional
When Martin E. P. Seligman first encountered psychology in the 1960s, the field was devoted to eliminating misery: it was the science of how past trauma creates present symptoms. Today, thanks in large part to Seligman's Positive Psychology movement, it is ever more focused not on what cripples life, but on what makes life worth living -- with profound consequences for our mental health.
In this wise and eloquent memoir, spanning the most transformative years in the history of modern psychology, Seligman recounts how he learned to study optimism -- including a life-changing conversation with his five-year-old daughter. He tells the human stories behind some of his major findings, like CAVE, an analytical tool that predicts election outcomes (with shocking accuracy) based on the language used in campaign speeches, the international spread of Positive Education, the launch of the US Army's huge resilience program, and the canonical studies that birthed the theory of learned helplessness -- which he now reveals was incorrect. And he writes at length for the first time about his own battles with depression at a young age.
In The Hope Circuit, Seligman makes a compelling and deeply personal case for the importance of virtues like hope, gratitude, and wisdom for our mental health. You will walk away from this book not just educated but deeply enriched.
Positive Psychotherapy: Workbook guides readers through a session-by-session therapeutic approach based on the principles of positive psychology, an exciting new area of study examining the factors that enable us to flourish. This workbook, designed to be used in conjunction with the accompanying clinician's manual, first explains what exactly positive psychotherapy is, exploring the important concepts of character strengths. What follows are 15 positive psychotherapy sessions, each complete with lessons, guidelines, skills, and worksheets for practicing positive psychology skills learned in session. Those interested in improving well-being through psychotherapy will find in Positive Psychotherapy a refreshing complement to other approaches, endowing readers with a sense of purpose and meaning that many have found lacking in more traditional therapies.
Aprende a superar tu pesimismo y transforma definitivamente tus pensamientos negativos.
¿Es usted optimista o pesimista? ¿Cómo se siente si un amigo le dice que hiere sus sentimientos? ¿Con qué frecuencia se embarca en nuevos e interesantes proyectos o celebra sus éxitos?
El psicólogo Martin E. P. Seligman -uno de los expertos mundiales en la llamada psicología positiva- le enseña ahora a explorar una nueva visión de la vida con un «optimismo flexible». En esta guía, basada en veinte años de investigación clínica, el doctor Seligman presenta técnicas sencillas de aplicar que ya han ayudado a miles de personas a superar su pesimismo y la tristeza que acompaña a los pensamientos negativos.
Aprenda optimismo contiene asimismo tests que le revelarán cuáles son sus niveles de optimismo y pesimismo en la actualidad, así como técnicas garantizadas para transformar definitivamente los pensamientos negativos y desembarazarse del sentimiento de derrota.
Much of the history of psychology has been dominated by a framework in which people's behavior is driven by past history (memory) and present circumstances (perception and motivation). Homo Prospectus reassesses this idea, pushing focus to the future front and center and opening discussion of a new field of Psychology and Neuroscience.
The authors delve into four modes in which prospection operates: the implicit mind, deliberate thought, mind-wandering, and collective (social) imagination. They then explore prospection's role in some of life's most enduring questions: Why do people think about the future? Do we have free will? What is the nature of intuition, and how might it function in ethics? How does emotion function in human psychology? Is there a common causal process in different psychopathologies? Does our creativity change with age?
In this remarkable convergence of research in philosophy, statistics, decision theory, psychology, and neuroscience, Homo Prospectus shows how human prospection fundamentally reshapes our understanding of key cognitive processes, thereby improving individual and social functioning. It aims to galvanize interest in this new science from scholars in psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy, as well as an educated public curious about what makes humanity what it is.
De acordo com Martin E. P. Seligman, eminente pesquisador da psique humana e fundador da psicologia positiva, não basta acabarmos com o sofrimento para sermos felizes, e sim descobrirmos o que há de melhor dentro de nós. O autor nos ensina que a felicidade pode ser cultivada, desde que saibamos utilizar alguns traços e qualidades que já possuímos, como bondade, originalidade, humor, otimismo e generosidade. Lançando mão de nossas "forças pessoais" em todos os setores fundamentais da vida, desenvolvemos amortecedores naturais contra a infelicidade e as emoções negativas.
Neste livro claro e acessível, o autor nos mostra que é possível sermos mais felizes, sentirmos mais bem-estar, termos maiores ambições e, provavelmente, darmos mais risada. É um construtivo debate sobre a natureza da felicidade.
"Finalmente a psicologia leva a sério a alegria, o prazer e a felicidade." — Daniel Goleman, autor de Inteligência emocional
Edição revista e ampliada com novo prefácio. Do mesmo autor de Felicidade autêntica. Aprenda a superar seu pessimismo e a transformar definitivamente seus pensamentos negativos.
Conhecido como o pai da nova ciência da psicologia positiva, Martin E. P. Seligman se baseia em mais de vinte anos de pesquisa para mostrar como o otimismo melhora a qualidade de vida, e como qualquer um pode aprender a praticá-lo. Oferecendo dicas simples, o dr. Seligman explica como acabar com o hábito do "eu desisto", interpretar seu comportamento de forma mais construtiva e experimentar os benefícios de um diálogo interior mais positivo. Segundo o autor, essas habilidades podem acabar com a depressão, melhorar seu sistema imunológico, ajudá-lo a desenvolver todo seu potencial e fazê-lo mais feliz. Com dicas práticas para o dia a dia, Aprenda a ser otimista é um livro essencial para qualquer fase da vida.