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Seligman, Martin E. P.

Works: 197 works in 663 publications in 3 languages and 22,695 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks, manuals, etc  Case studies  History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Honoree, Compiler
Classifications: BJ1477, 155.232
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Publications about Martin E. P Seligman
Publications by Martin E. P Seligman
Most widely held works by Martin E. P Seligman
Learned optimism by Martin E. P Seligman( Book )
42 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 3,471 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
The optimistic child by Martin E. P Seligman( Book )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,246 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
What you can change and what you can't : the complete guide to successful self-improvement by Martin E. P Seligman( Book )
26 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 2,187 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
Character strengths and virtues a handbook and classification by Christopher Peterson( Book )
18 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2,170 libraries worldwide
This groundbreaking handbook of human strengths and virtues is the first progress report from a prestigious group of researchers in the Values in Action Classification Project, which has undertaken a systematic classification and measurement of universal strengths and virtues. This landmark work makes possible for the first time a science of human strengths that goes beyond armchair philosophy and political science. The handbook begins with the background of the VIA classification scheme and defines terms before describing in thorough detail the current state of knowledge with respect to each of the 24 character strengths in the classification. Addressing issues of assessment and measurement, practical applications, and directions for future research, this work will demand the attention of any psychologist who is interested in positive psychology and its relevance to clinical, personality, and social psychology
Authentic happiness : using the new positive psychology to realize your potential for lasting fulfillment by Martin E. P Seligman( Book )
32 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 2,096 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 on in order to improve life
Helplessness : on depression, development, and death by Martin E. P Seligman( Book )
28 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and held by 1,749 libraries worldwide
Flourish : a visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being by Martin E. P Seligman( Book )
15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,322 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 816 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 767 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 707 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 658 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 libraries worldwide
Psychopathology : experimental models ( Book )
8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 576 libraries worldwide
Explanatory style by Gregory McClell Buchanan( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 373 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
Learned optimism by Martin E. P Seligman( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 238 libraries worldwide
Advice on how to become a "reasoned, flexible" optimist
Positive psychology and psychotherapy ( visu )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 203 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
Flourish by Martin E. P Seligman( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 201 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( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 191 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
Accentuate the positive using positive psychology in the classroom by Martin E. P Seligman( visu )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
"Students at Geelong Grammar School are undergoing the first year of a new, and controversial, experiment in education. Positive Education, a program developed by psychologist Martin Seligman, is designed to help children cultivate ways of becoming happier, more resilient people ... This video captures the range of events and emotions that the Australian teens work through, including bullying and self-esteem issues, as they attempt to employ Positive Education techniques. Additional insights are provided by the teaching staff, who are also grappling with this new way of learning" --back of container
The science of optimism and hope : research essays in honor of Martin E.P. Seligman ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Optimism and hope are not random feelings; they can be conscious choices. Martin E.P. Seligman, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, is one of the world's leading authorities on learned helplessness and its relation to optimism and hope. In recognition of his contribution to the field, the John Templeton Foundation hosted a symposium to honor his work and to document its tremendous influence on the world of psychological research. This volume brings together eminent psychologists and professionals whose work has been greatly influenced by Seligman's innovative approach. The contributors focus on several concepts related to optimism and hope including expectancies, explantatory style, goal setting, future mindedness, control, and choice. They address the areas of optimism and well-being in individuals, neurobiology of optimism, psychological resilience, physical health, promoting optimism and hope, and optimism in families, faith, and cutlures. - Back cover
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Alternative Names
Seligman, Martin.
Seligman Martin 1942-....
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
English (332)
Spanish (2)
German (1)
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