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Seligman, Martin E. P.

Works: 156 works in 734 publications in 20 languages and 23,330 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks, manuals, etc  Case studies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Honoree, Compiler
Classifications: BJ1477, 155.232
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Martin E. P Seligman
Learned optimism by Martin E. P Seligman( Book )
94 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 3,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Known as the father of the new science of positive psychology, Martin E.P. Seligman 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
Authentic happiness : using the new positive psychology to realize your potential for lasting fulfillment by Martin E. P Seligman( Book )
92 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher description: Positive Psychology focuses on strengths rather than weaknesses, asserting that happiness is not the result of good genes or luck. Seligman teaches readers that happiness can be cultivated by identifying and using many of the strengths and traits that they already possess -- including kindness, originality, humor, optimism, and generosity. By frequently calling upon their "signature strengths" in all the crucial realms of life, readers will not only develop natural buffers against misfortune and the experience of negative emotion, they will move their lives up to a new, more positive plane. Drawing on groundbreaking psychological research, Seligman shows how Positive Psychology is shifting the profession's paradigm away from its narrow-minded focus on pathology, victimology, and mental illness to positive emotion, virtue and strength, and positive institutions. Seligman provides the Signature Strengths Survey along with a variety of brief tests that can be used to measure how much positive emotion readers experience, in order to help determine what their highest strengths are
Character strengths and virtues a handbook and classification by Christopher Peterson( )
19 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This groundbreaking handbook of character strengths and virtues is the first progress report from a prestigious group of researchers who have undertaken the systematic classification and measurement of widely valued positive traits. They approach good character in terms of separate strengths- authenticity, persistence, kindness, gratitude, hope, humor, and so on- each of which exists in degrees
What you can change and what you can't : the complete guide to successful self-improvement by Martin E. P Seligman( Book )
39 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book] analyzes 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. It describes what does not work, and pinpoints the techniques and therapies that do work best for each condition, discussing why they work and how they can be used to make long-lasting change
The optimistic child by Martin E. P Seligman( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Optimistic Child offers parents and teachers the tools developed in this study to teach children of all ages life skills that transform helplessness into mastery and bolster genuine self-esteem. Learning the skills of optimism not only reduces the risk of depression but boosts school performance, improves physical health, and provides children with the self-reliance they need as they approach the teenage years and adulthood
Helplessness : on depression, development, and death by Martin E. P Seligman( Book )
34 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flourish : a visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being by Martin E. P Seligman( Book )
26 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book the author presents his concept of what well-being really is and 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. Traditionally, the goal of psychology has been to relieve human suffering, but the goal of the Positive Psychology movement, which the author has led for fifteen years, is different. It is about actually raising the bar for the human condition. It builds on the doctor's work on optimism, motivation, and character to show how to get the most out of life, unveiling a new theory of what makes a good life for individuals, for communities, and for nations. In an evolution of thought and practice, it refines what Positive Psychology is all about. While certainly a part of well-being, happiness alone doesn't give life meaning. The author 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), the book 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, this book is a watershed in the understanding of happiness as well as a tool for getting the most out of life
Learned helplessness : a theory for the age of personal control by Christopher Peterson( Book )
15 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When experience with uncontrollable events gives rise to the expectation that events in the future will also elude control, disruptions in motivation, emotion, and learning may ensue. "Learned helplessness" refers to the problems that arise in the wake of uncontrollability. First described in the 1960's among laboratory animals, learned helplessness has since been applied to a variety of human problems entailing inappropriate passivity and demoralization. While learned helplessness is best known as an explanation of depression, studies with both people and animals have mapped out the cognitive and biological aspects. The present volume summarizes and integrates the theory, research, and application of learned helplessness. Each line of work is evaluated critically in terms of what is and is not known, and future directions are sketched
Abnormal psychology by David L Rosenhan( Book )
31 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Incorporates new findings and attitudes as well as new research on the outcome of specific psychotherapies for certain disorders
Ethnopolitical warfare : causes, consequences, and possible solutions ( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines international cases to understand what causes a society's ethnic conflicts to escalate or de-escalate. This book contains examinations of the political and historical antecedents to conflict around the world, combining them with psychological analyses of group identity and intergroup conflict. In examining the escalation of ethnic conflict, the chapters highlight the critical role of group identification, stressing how group identification becomes enmeshed with threatened economic resources, violent political subcultures, and media manipulation of collective fear. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Human helplessness : theory and applications ( Book )
6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biological boundaries of learning by Martin E. P Seligman( Book )
18 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psychopathology : experimental models ( Book )
9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The optimistic child : a proven program to safeguard children against depression and build lifelong resilience by Martin E. P Seligman( Book )
28 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the face of increasing levels of depression affecting American children, a new edition of the best-selling guide to preventing childhood depression shows parents and educators how to instill optimism, resilience, and confidence in children, enabling them to feel self-reliant, boost self-esteem, and perform better in school
Explanatory style by Gregory McClell Buchanan( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the first work to condense the large literature on explanatory style -- one's tendency to offer similar sorts of explanations for different events. This cognitive variable has been related to psychopathology, physical health, achievement and success. Compiled by experts in the fields of depression, anxiety, psychoneuroimmunology and motivation, this volume details our current level of understanding, outlines gaps in our knowledge, and discusses the future directions of the field. Data from a vast number of studies are presented, including results from studies not previously reported
Erlernte Hilflosigkeit by Martin E. P Seligman( Book )
22 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das Gefühl, die Kontrolle zu verlieren, hilflos zu sein, kann weit reichende Folgen haben: Depression, Angst und schließlich Apathie. Martin Seligmans bahnbrechende Untersuchung aus dem Jahre 1974 ist ein Standardwerk der Sozialwissenschaften. 1974 veröffentlichte Martin Seligman sein bahnbrechendes Erklärungsmodell über den Zusammenhang zwischen Hilflosigkeit, Angst, Depression und Apathie. Es wurde zum Ausgangspunkt ungezählter Untersuchungen und Abhandlungen in der Klinischen Psychologie, der Entwicklungs- und Sozialpsychologie, der Pädagogik und auch der Soziologie. Seligmans Theorie der "erlernten Hilflosigkeit", die er an vielen anschaulichen Beispielen entwickelt, erklärt psychische Störungen, aber auch gesellschaftliche Zustände wie Armut und Arbeitslosigkeit. Ein Standardwerk der Sozialwissenschaften
Positive psychology and psychotherapy ( Visual )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this interview by Randall C. Wyatt, Dr. Seligman emphasizes that happiness is not just the absence of disorder, as "psychology as usual" might contend. Rather, happiness derives from an execution of our signature strengths. Seligman demonstrates a new set of rigorously tested interventions that lastingly increase happiness while decreasing depression. Seligman discusses his predecessors Maslow, Rogers, and Beck, what he took from them, and what he changed. He proposes new questions and explains how easy, enormously fun and important techniques can be grafted on to therapy with all clients to help them live a more engaged, meaningful, and thus happier life
Learned optimism by Martin E. P Seligman( Recording )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Advice on how to become a "reasoned, flexible" optimist
Flourish by Martin E. P Seligman( Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martin Seligman, creator of the learned helplessness theory, offers a new theory on how to live the most fulfilling life possible. Here he discusses the what makes people happy and how to build meaningful and lasting relationships
Authentic happiness [using the new positive psychology to realize your potential for lasting fulfillment] by Martin E. P Seligman( Recording )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 upon in order to improve life
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Seligman, Martin E. P.
Seligman, Martin Elias Peter.
Seligman, Martin G.
סליגמן, מרטין
セリグマン, M. E. P
セリグマン, マーティン E. P
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