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Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life Paperback – 3 Jan 2006

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  • Paperback: 319 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Books; Reprint edition (1 January 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400078393
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400078394
  • Product Dimensions:: 13.1 x 1.8 x 20.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
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"Vaulted me out of my funk. . . . So, fellow moderate pessimists, go buy this book." -- The New York Times Book Review"One of the most important books of the century--an absolute must-read for all persons interested in genuinely understanding and helping our fellow human beings." --Dr. Robert H. Schuller, author of Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do "Dr. Seligman makes an optimistic case for optimism: you can learn it, you can measure it, you can teach it, and you will be healthier and happier for it." --Dr. Aaron T. Beck, author of Love is Never Enough"A system for reforming the most entrenched pessimist." --Philadelphia Daily News

About the Author

Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D., professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and a past president of the American Psychological Association, is a leading motivational expert and an authority on learned helplessness. His many books include Authentic Happinessand The Optimistic Child. Dr. Seligman's research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Aging, the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation.

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