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Authentic happiness : using the new positive psychology to realize your potential for lasting fulfillment

Author: Martin E P Seligman
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin E P Seligman
ISBN: 0743222970 9780743222976
OCLC Number: 49681324
Description: xiv, 321 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Positive emotion --
1. Positive feeling and positive character --
2. How psychology lost its way and I found mine --
3. Why bother to be happy --
4. Can you make yourself lastingly happier --
5. Satisfaction about the past --
6. Optimism about the future --
7. Happiness in the present --
pt. 2. Strength and virtue --
8. Renewing strength and virtue --
9. Your signature strengths --
pt. 3. In the mansions of life --
10. Work and personal satisfaction --
11. Love --
12. Raising children --
13. Reprise and summary --
14. Meaning and purpose.
Responsibility: Martin E.P. Seligman.
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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.

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