Authentic Happiness

In this important, entertaining book, one of the world's most celebrated psychologists, Martin Seligman, asserts that happiness can be learned and cultivated, and that everyone has the power to inject real joy into their lives.

Author: Martin Seligman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857884132

Category: Self-Help

Page: 338

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In this important, entertaining book, one of the world's most celebrated psychologists, Martin Seligman, asserts that happiness can be learned and cultivated, and that everyone has the power to inject real joy into their lives. In Authentic Happiness, he describes the 24 strengths and virtues unique to the human psyche. Each of us, it seems, has at least five of these attributes, and can build on them to identify and develop to our maximum potential. By incorporating these strengths - which include kindness, originality, humour, optimism, curiosity, enthusiasm and generosity -- into our everyday lives, he tells us, we can reach new levels of optimism, happiness and productivity. Authentic Happiness provides a variety of tests and unique assessment tools to enable readers to discover and deploy those strengths at work, in love and in raising children. By accessing the very best in ourselves, we can improve the world around us and achieve new and lasting levels of authentic contentment and joy.

Authentic Happiness

Argues that happiness can be a learned and cultivated behavior, explaining how every person possesses at least five of twenty-four profiled strengths that can be built on in order to improve life.

Author: Martin E. P. Seligman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743222989

Category: Psychology

Page: 321

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Argues that happiness can be a learned and cultivated behavior, explaining how every person possesses at least five of twenty-four profiled strengths that can be built on in order to improve life.

Flourish

Explains the four pillars of well-being--meaning and purpose, positive emotions, relationships, and accomplishment--placing emphasis on meaning and purpose as the most important for achieving a life of fulfillment.

Author: Martin E. P. Seligman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439190763

Category: Psychology

Page: 349

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Explains the four pillars of well-being--meaning and purpose, positive emotions, relationships, and accomplishment--placing emphasis on meaning and purpose as the most important for achieving a life of fulfillment.


Learned Optimism

"Vaulted me out of my funk.... So, fellow moderate pessimists, go buy this book." —Marian Sandmaier, The New York Times Book Review

Author: Martin E.P. Seligman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307803341

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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National Bestseller 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

What You Can Change and What You Can t

Grounding his conclusions in the most recent and most authoritative scientific studies, Seligman pinpoints the techniques and therapies that work best for each condition, explains why they work, and discusses how you can use them to change ...

Author: Martin Seligman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857884388

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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If you believe that dieting down to your "ideal" weight will prolong your life; that reliving childhood trauma can undo adult personality problems; that alcoholics have addictive personalities, or that psychoanalysis helps cure anxiety, then get ready for a shock. In the climate of self-improvement that has reigned for the last twenty years, misinformation about treatments for everything from alcohol abuse to sexual dysfunction has flourished. Those of us trying to change these conditions are often frustrated by failure, mixed success, or success followed by a relapse. But have you ever asked yourself: can my condition really be changed? And if so, am I going about it in the most effective way? Grounding his conclusions in the most recent and most authoritative scientific studies, Seligman pinpoints the techniques and therapies that work best for each condition, explains why they work, and discusses how you can use them to change your life. Inside, you'll discover: the four natural healing factors for recovering from alcoholism; the vital difference between overeating and being overweight, and why dieters always gain back the pounds they "lost"; the four therapies that work for depression, and how you can "dispute" your way to optimistic thinking; the pros and cons of anger, and the steps to take to understand it and much more!

The Hope Circuit

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.

Author: Martin E. P. Seligman

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610398750

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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One of the most influential living psychologists looks at the history of his life and discipline, and paints a much brighter future for everyone. 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.

Happiness

This book reveals that high income is correlated with happiness, although excessive materialism is toxic to it. The important factor is not so much what one can buy with one's income, but one's attitudes to it.

Author: Ed Diener

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444356550

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 142

Utilizing sophisticated methodology and three decades of research by the world's leading expert on happiness, Happiness challenges the present thinking of the causes and consequences of happiness and redefines our modern notions of happiness. shares the results of three decades of research on our notions of happiness covers the most important advances in our understanding of happiness offers readers unparalleled access to the world's leading experts on happiness provides "real world" examples that will resonate with general readers as well as scholars Winner of the 2008 PSP Prose Award for Excellence in Psychology, Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers

Happiness by the Numbers

Are you living the life of your dreams?

Author: Heather Silvio

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780990800545

Category: Self-Help

Page: 242

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Are you living the life of your dreams? Allow the 9 Steps to Authentic Happiness to guide you to... Increase physical health by improving how you care for your body Enhance emotional health by uncovering the real you and what you want Strengthen spiritual health by heightening your connection to self and others.

Positive Psychology

This new edition of Positive Psychology will prove a valuable resource for psychology students and lecturers, as well as those involved in postgraduate training in related areas such as clinical psychology, social work, counselling and ...

Author: Alan Carr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136583084

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

View: 819

Remediating deficits and managing disabilities has been a central preoccupation for clinical psychologists. Positive Psychology, in contrast, is concerned with the enhancement of happiness and well-being, involving the scientific study of the role of personal strengths and positive social systems in the promotion of optimal wellbeing. Alan Carr's Positive Psychology has become essential reading for anyone requiring a thorough and accessible introduction to the field. This new edition retains all the features that made the first edition so popular, including: accounts of major theories and relevant research learning objectives chapter summaries research and personal development questions suggestions for further reading measures for use in research glossaries of new terms. The book has also been completely updated to take account of recent research and major advances, and includes a new chapter on Positive Psychotherapy, an extended account of research on character strengths and virtues, and a discussion of recent ground-breaking research on emotional intelligence. This new edition of Positive Psychology will prove a valuable resource for psychology students and lecturers, as well as those involved in postgraduate training in related areas such as clinical psychology, social work, counselling and psychotherapy.

Hybrid

But despite her apprehensions she cannot bring herself to terminate the pregnancy. Much to her dismay, Olivia moves from utter disbelief to reluctantly accepting Bobby's claim that he is a Hybrid.

Author: Claudia B. Modie

Publisher: Claudia Modie

ISBN: 1460920449

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 394

There are those who suspect that individuals with Rh negative blood are descendants of ancient astronauts, but there some . . . who know for sure. Blood is not necessarily thicker than water when a love triangle is orchestrated by extraterrestrials. When Olivia finds out she is pregnant, Bobby is forced to relive his past, his own alien engineered birth. As he struggles to convince the young virgin to go through with the pregnancy, Olivia reconciles with the terrifying knowledge that she has been abducted and is now incubating what she views as a creature. But despite her apprehensions she cannot bring herself to terminate the pregnancy. Much to her dismay, Olivia moves from utter disbelief to reluctantly accepting Bobby's claim that he is a Hybrid.


A Deeper Joy

This book pledges an interesting, meditative read not just for Christian faith-based individuals and groups but people of differing persuasions searching for meaning beyond life's mundane meanderings.

Author: Sean C. Harrison

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781499740301

Category: Poetry

Page: 52

View: 309

In a world where fleeting pleasures define fulfilment the need for things pointing fallen man to those of more value and true happiness can't be underplayed. This first offering from Sean C. Harrison explores with depth life's real issues of joy, family ties, pain and faith and mortality through verse. Drawing from varied life experiences and those of others, he gives an insightful, tactful gaze upon the finer threads of life's tapestry which furnish a sharper insight into the rare yet familiar elements which produce true happiness. This book pledges an interesting, meditative read not just for Christian faith-based individuals and groups but people of differing persuasions searching for meaning beyond life's mundane meanderings. Its four chapters; Joy in Christ, Joy in Relationships, Joy in Pain and Joy Ever After detail a journey from birth to moribundity giving sources of hope through expertly penned poetry and a rich treasure store of wisdom sure to strike a chord in every reader's heart, evoking a feeling of empathy for the common grounds touched upon in this moving collection.

The Book of Real Fairies

The Classic tale of a little girl that discovers fairies and other mythical creatures for the first time.

Author: Alma Kunz Gulick

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781461182870

Category:

Page: 36

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The Classic tale of a little girl that discovers fairies and other mythical creatures for the first time.

Flourish

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 ...

Author: Martin E. P. Seligman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439190777

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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From the bestselling author of Learned Optimism and Authentic Happiness comes “a relentlessly optimistic guidebook on finding and securing individual happiness” (Kirkus Reviews). 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.

Remember Who You Truly Are

Sally has worked really hard to make this work appeal to as wider audience as possible and I feel she has pulled it off with a flourish. Well done Sally, when's the next one?" "I really love this book.

Author: Sally Jane Francis

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781532775239

Category:

Page: 366

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This book will help you to remember who you truly are, and to be your true, authentic self, in its entirety, to unlock the beautiful spirit and essence of you. You have a soul mission: it's time to wake up to it and fulfill your destiny and be everything you ever dreamed of being, your soul and spirit self really are, unafraid to shine in a world that all too often might seem might seek to undermine or limit you...You are filled with infinite possibilities and great gifts. Many of us are waking up from the illusion of fear, lower consciousness and vibration that we have been trapped in. Though times may be dark, the light can prevail and by holding on to our dreams and visions, we will emerge with a higher consciousness. We will shed all the restrictions of the past, and break the chains of the judgmental and fear-based systems which have ruled and limited our lives in so many ways, to take a jump and leap of faith and really be the full expression of our unique and special souls. "I really love this book. As soon as I started reading it, it felt like it was talking directly to my soul.... I believe Sally is a gifted soul on a mission to genuinely help & empower people. It is a book I will treasure" "What a beautiful book; one that touches you and works on so many levels." "It doesn't matter where you are on your journey, in this book you will find something new, something to remind you of who and where you are, why you are following the path you have chosen and affirmation that you are not alone, the Universe is always supporting you. I found the book easy to read, to me the energy of the words just flow off the page, and hit the spot. Read it from cover to cover, dip in and out, the choice is yours and the book supports you in what ever way you wish to connect with it. Bursting with information and and workable ways to experiment and include in your spiritual practice. Sally has worked really hard to make this work appeal to as wider audience as possible and I feel she has pulled it off with a flourish. Well done Sally, when's the next one?" "I really love this book. As soon as I started reading it, it felt like it was talking directly to my soul and I felt curiously emotional. I believe Sally is a gifted soul on a mission to genuinely help & empower people. It is a book I will treasure & refer to when I am in need of uplifting"

The Gospels and Acts Book 2

The purpose of which is to give you the spiritual lens that will enable you to see clearly what you fail to see using your physical lens. As you read this collection, try to see the three spiritual themes to it. Get a copy today.

Author: Bible Copyworks

Publisher: Examined Solutions Pte Limited

ISBN: 9781683748274

Category: Religion

Page: 170

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The Gospels and Acts are composed of writings from St. Matthew, St. Mark, St. Luke, St. John and the Book of Acts. The purpose of which is to give you the spiritual lens that will enable you to see clearly what you fail to see using your physical lens. As you read this collection, try to see the three spiritual themes to it. Get a copy today.


Fahrenheit 451 TV Tie In Edition

The classic dystopian novel of a post-literate future, Fahrenheit 451 stands alongside Orwell's 1984 and Huxley's Brave New World as a prophetic account of Western civilization's enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity.

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Voyager

ISBN: 9780008303693

Category:

Page: 400

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The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen. 'Another indispensable classic' The Times ''Ray Bradbury's gift for storytelling reshaped our culture and expanded our world' Barack Obama Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books. The classic dystopian novel of a post-literate future, Fahrenheit 451 stands alongside Orwell's 1984 and Huxley's Brave New World as a prophetic account of Western civilization's enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity. Bradbury's powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to create a novel which, decades on from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.

Lucky Go Happy

Lucky Go Happy is not a stepping-stone and will ? demonstrate how we lose out on more than 70 percent of potential happy time by living for weekends; ? explain how contentment can yield the same amount of happiness as ecstasy; ? provide ...

Author: Van Der Merwe Paul

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781496941640

Category: Philosophy

Page: 108

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It is easy to be happy, but there is a prerequisite. We first must understand how happiness works. Like anything else in life, things become a lot easier once we understand them. Doing math, for example, is only difficult as long as we don't understand it. Happiness works on the same principle. Rather than teaching us how happiness works, society presents us with stepping-stones on the road to happiness, such as: if you study this, you will get that job, and then you will be happy. If you own this, you will impress your friends, and then you will be happy. If you eat healthy and exercise regularly, you will lose those pounds, and then you will be happy. Lucky Go Happy is not a stepping-stone and will ? demonstrate how we lose out on more than 70 percent of potential happy time by living for weekends; ? explain how contentment can yield the same amount of happiness as ecstasy; ? provide concrete proof that money can never make us happy; ? highlight why it is absolutely essential to be unhappy at times; ? illustrate how a midlife crisis happens; ? offer the simple formula to calculate the amount of happiness, or unhappiness, you experience; ? show that happiness is not around the next corner; it is here and now; and ? help you understand how happiness works. Written for teenagers and adults, this easy-to-read book will equip you with the knowledge to make you happier and happy more often. Rather than waiting for it, you can make happiness happen for yourself and for those around you. ?Money makes the world go round; however, happiness greases the axle. Without this lubricant, life will seize.?