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What you can change-- and what you can't : the complete guide to successful self-improvement : learning to accept who you are

Author: Martin E P Seligman
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Vintage books editionView all editions and formats
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In the climate of self-improvement that pervades our culture, there is an overwhelming amount of information about treatments for everything from alcohol abuse to sexual dysfunction. Much of this information is exaggerated if not wholly inaccurate. As a result, people who try to change their own troubling conditions often experience the frustration of mixed success, success followed by a relapse, or outright  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin E P Seligman
ISBN: 9781400078400 1400078407
OCLC Number: 85862728
Notes: Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1994. With new pref.
Description: 317 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: What changes? : what doesn't change? --
Booters and bootstrappers : the age of self-improvement and psychotherapy --
Drugs, germs, and genes : the age of biological psychiatry --
Everyday anxiety --
Catastrophic thinking : panic --
Phobias --
Obsessions --
Depression --
The angry person --
Post-traumatic stress --
Sex --
Dieting : a waist is a terrible thing to mind --
Alcohol --
Shedding the skins of childhood --
Depth and change : the theory.
Responsibility: Martin E.P. Seligman.

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In this hope-filled guide, the bestselling author of "Learned Optimism" gives readers the skills to change what they can and the ability to cope with what they can't. The psychologist also pinpoints  Read more...

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