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Breaking Murphy's law : how optimists get what they want from life-- and pessimists can too

Author: Suzanne C Segerstrom
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2006.
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Presents a survey of the scientific data on optimism (including the author's award-winning research) to reveal that it's not what you believe about the future that matters, but what you do about it. This book aims to teach readers practical ways to appropriate the habits and skills that optimists use to get what they want from life.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Segerstrom, Suzanne C.
Breaking Murphy's law.
New York : Guilford Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005035083
(OCoLC)62525100
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne C Segerstrom
ISBN: 9781593855055 1593855052 128112303X 9781281123039
OCLC Number: 85831943
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 232 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Prologue: stop trying to be so happy --
Glass half full, glass half empty, or glass that needs to be washed? the optimistic character --
The persistence instinct: optimists and their goals --
Building (and rebuilding) for the future: optimists and their resources --
So happy together: optimists and their relationships --
Mixed blessing: optimists and their health --
Everything good, especially the bad: optimists and their vulnerabilities --
Is an optimist born or made? the optimistic character revisited --
Doing optimism: optimists, pessimists, and their potential for change --
Epilogue: confessions of a reluctant optimist.
Responsibility: Suzanne C. Segerstrom.
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Presents a survey of the scientific data on optimism (including the author's award-winning research) to reveal that it's not what you believe about the future that matters, but what you do about it. This book aims to teach readers practical ways to appropriate the habits and skills that optimists use to get what they want from life.

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