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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, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Free Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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"  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin E P Seligman
ISBN: 0743222989 9780743222983
OCLC Number: 55053706
Description: xii, 321 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Positive emotion --
Positive feeling and positive character --
How psychology lost its way and I found mine --
Why bother to be happy? --
Can you make yourself lastingly happier? --
Satisfaction about the past --
Optimism about the future --
Happiness in the present --
pt. 2. Strength and virtue --
Renewing strength and virtue --
Your signature strengths --
pt. 3. In the mansions of life --
Work and personal satisfaction --
Love --
Raising children --
Reprise and summary --
Meaning and purpose.
Other Titles: Using the new positive psychology to realize your potential for lasting fulfillment
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.  Read more...

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