Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being


Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being Author Martin E. P. Seligman
ISBN-10 1439190763
ISBN-13 9781439190760
Year 2012-02-07
Pages 368
Language English
Publisher Atria Books
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From the bestselling author of Learned Optimism and Authentic Happiness comes a relentlessly optimistic guidebook on finding and securing individual happiness Kirkus Reviews This book will help you flourish With this unprecedented promise internationally esteemed psychologist Martin Seligman begins Flourish his first book in ten yearsand the first to present his dynamic new concept of what well being really is Traditionally the goal of psychology has been to relieve human suffering but the goal of the Positive Psychology movement which Dr Seligman has led for fifteen years is differentits about actually raising the bar for the human condition Flourish builds on Dr Seligmans game changing work on optimism motivation and character to show how to get the most out of life unveiling an electrifying new theory of what makes a good lifefor individuals for communities and for nations In a fascinating evolution of thought and practice Flourish refines what Positive Psychology is all about While certainly a part of well being happiness alone doesnt give life meaning Seligman now asks What is it that enables you to cultivate your talents to build deep lasting relationships with others to feel pleasure and to contribute meaningfully to the world In a word what is it that allows you to flourish Well being takes the stage front and center and Happiness or Positive Emotion becomes one of the five pillars of Positive Psychology along with Engagement Relationships Meaning and Accomplishmentor PERMA the permanent building blocks for a life of profound fulfillment Thought provoking in its implications for education economics therapy medicine and public policythe very fabric of societyFlourish tells inspiring stories of Positive Psychology in action including how the entire U S Army is now trained in emotional resilience how innovative schools can educate for fulfillment in life and not just for workplace success and how corporations can improve performance at the same time as they raise employee well being With interactive exercises to help readers explore their own attitudes and aims Flourish is a watershed in the understanding of happiness as well as a tool for getting the most out of life On the cutting edge of a science that has changed millions of lives Dr Seligman now creates the ultimate extension and capstone of his bestselling classics Authentic Happiness and Learned Optimism

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