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Martin e.p. Seligman, Ph.D., the Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, works on positive psychology, learned helplessness, depression, ethnopolitical conflict, and optimism. Dr. Seligman's work has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the show more National Science Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation. show less
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Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology
Director, Positive Psychology Center
President, American Psychological Association, 1998

Works by Martin Seligman

Abnormal Psychology (1984) — Author — 74 copies
Homo Prospectus (2016) — Author — 34 copies
Abnormality (1997) 9 copies
La vida que florece (2011) 5 copies

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Birthdate
1942-08-12
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Albany, New York, USA

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I can appreciate a self-help book written by a scientist with the body of work to back it up. I liked learning about helping kids develop healthy ways of thinking about the world, especially when they are faced with trying circumstances early in life.

It's too late for me though, I'm far too in love with my own pessimism.
 
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jdegagne | 19 other reviews | Apr 23, 2022 |
I listened to this as an audio book. I do not make a note to remember who recommended this title to me. #findhappinessbook
Seligman got started in Positive Psychology before it was labeled Positive Psychology. He believes the true benefit to people is not fixing what is wrong but rather teaching people how to do more of what is health promoting. The portion of this book that had the greatest impact on me was learning about Sligman's involvement in Army Resiliency Training. I knew that DoD leader reached outside the DoD to design the Master Resiliency Trainer (MRT) Program. It was interesting to hear about how that worked from the point of view of a person outside the military. Everything I have learned about how MRT is supposed to be implemented makes it sound like an amazing program I want to learn from and be a part of. I have participated in the actual execution of some of the training. It has been disappointing and had almost no impact on me or others that I can see.
The book started out a little slow and dry but picked up as it went along. Seligman has an above average writing voice. The book is written for the average reader but seems to have enough detail that is should be interesting to psychology professionals.
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