'Learned Optimism' shows us how to stop automatically assuming guilt; how to get out of the habit of seeing the direst possible implications in every setback; how to be optimistic. With concrete examples, Dr Seligman, an expert on motivation, documents the effects of optimism on the quality of life, provides tests to determine the degree of our negative and positive orientation, and offers a program of specific exercises to help break the habit of pessimism and learn the habit of optimism for both ourselves and our children.
This ground-breaking book offers some valuable insights into the ways we teach habits to our children, blending hard-edged science with practical advice to give us an understanding of how we hold ourselves back and how we can change for the better.
- Publication Date:
- 24 / 04 / 1992
- 133 x 211mm