Learned Optimism

  • by Martin E. P. Seligman
  • Narrated by Martin E. P. Seligman
  • 1 hrs and 24 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

You can acquire optimism and significantly improve your life! Are you an optimist or a pessimist? How often do you take on exciting new projects or celebrate your successes? Now psychologist Martin E.P. Seligman, one of the world's experts on motivation, shows you how to chart a new approach to living with "flexible optimism." Dr. Seligman's principles of reasoned, flexible optimism will help you rise above pessimism and the depression that accompanies negative thoughts.Learned Optimism shows you how to:

Attain maximum personal achievement
Boost your mood - and your immune system - with healthful thoughts
Help your children by practicing the patterns of thought that encourage optimism at an early age
Change your interior dialogue and experience the astonishing positive results

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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I would give it a six if it wasn't abbreviated

This is an excellent snapshot of how your explanatory style leads to positive or negative thinking. Comes complete with self-test booklet and with suggestions for overcoming negative thinking patterns by disputation and diversion tactics. Deserves to be in the top one. I was put off by shortness of download but it packs a lot in. I can't see why the full version is not available. Seligman IS the father of positive psychology, learned helplessness etc
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- Phillistein

The test is available as a download in My Library

There is a test required about 15 mins into the audiobook, designed to test your own levels of optimism. One reviewer claimed this was missing from the download, but it can be found as a PDF as part of your 'My Library' after purchasing the audiobook. You can also do the test online here (without even purchasing the audiobook) http://www.stanford.edu/class/msande271/onlinetools/LearnedOpt.html
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- Andrew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-04-2001
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio