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Learned Optimism

by Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D.
In this national bestseller, Martin E.P. Seligman shows you how to chart a new approach to living with "flexible optimism." Drawing from more than twenty years of clinical research, Dr. Seligman outlines easy-to-follow techniques that have helped thousands of people rise above pessimism and the depression that accompanies negative thoughts and build a life of rewards and lasting happiness. Learned Optimism shows you how to: recognize your "explanatory style" — what to say to yourself when you experience set-backs — and how it influences your life

  • boost your mood and your immune system — with healthful thoughts
  • help your children to practice the thought patterns that encourage optimism
  • break the "I-give-up" habit with Dr. Seligman's ABC techniques
  • change your interior dialogue and experience the astonishing positive results.

   “Vaulted me out of my funk… so, fellow moderate pessimists, go buy this book.”

—The New York Times Book Review

“One of the most important books of the century-an absolute must-read for all persons interested in genuinely understanding and helping our fellow human beings. ”

—Dr. Robert H. Schuller, author of “Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do”

    “Dr. Seligman makes an optimistic case for optimism: You can learn it, you can measure it, you can teach it, and you will be healthier and happier for it.”

—Aaron T. Beck, MD, author of “Love Is Never Enough”

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Compassionate Love Scale
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Emotion Questionnaires:

Authentic Happiness Inventory Questionnaire
Measures Overall Happiness

CES-D Questionnaire
Measures Depression Symptoms

Fordyce Emotions Questionnaire
Measures Current Happiness

General Happiness Questionnaire
Assesses Enduring Happiness

PANAS Questionnaire
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Brief Strengths Test
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Gratitude Questionnaire
Measures Appreciation about the Past

Grit Survey
Measures the Character Strength of Perseverence

Optimism Test
Measures Optimism About the Future

Transgression Motivations Questionnaire
Measures Forgiveness

VIA Survey of Character Strengths
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VIA Strength Survey for Children
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Work-Life Questionnaire
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Close Relationships Questionnaire
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Compassionate Love Scale
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Meaning in Life Questionnaire
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Approaches to Happiness Questionnaire
Measures Three Routes to Happiness

Satisfaction with Life Scale
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