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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,540 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martin E. P. Seligman Narrator: John Dossett Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Authentic Happiness, the bestselling author of Learned Optimism introduces the revolutionary, scientifically based idea of "Positive Psychology." Positive Psychology focuses on strengths rather than weaknesses, asserting that happiness is not the result of good genes or luck. Happiness can be cultivated by identyfying and using many of the strengths and traits that listeners already possess -- including kindness, originality, humor, optimism, and generosity. By frequently calling upon their "signature strengths," listeners will develop natural buffers against misfortune and the experience of negative emotion -- elevating their lives to a fresh, more positive place.

  

Drawning on groundbreaking psychological research, Seligman shows how Positive Psychology is shifting the profession's paradigm away from its narrow-minded focus on pathology, victimology, and mental illness to positive emotion, virtue and strength, and positive institutions. Our signature strengthts can be nurtured throughout our lives, yielding benefits to our health, relationships, and careers.

Seligman provides the "Signature Strengths Survey" that can be used to measure how much positive emotion listeners experience, in order to help determine what their highest strengths are. Authentic Happiness shows how to identify the very best in ourselves, so we can achieve new and sustainable levels of authentic contentment, gratification, and meaning.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Seligman doesn’t just preach the merits of happiness e.g., happy people are healthier, more productive and contentedly married than their unhappy counterparts but he also presents brief tests and even an interactive web site…to help readers increase the happiness quotient in their own lives.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “At last, psychology gets serious about glee, fun and happiness.” 

    Daniel Goleman author of Emotional Intelligence 

  • Authentic Happiness is an excellent book about emotions that are vital, positive, and lend great strength to our lives.” 

    Kay Redfield Jamison author of An Unquiet Mind 

  • “Seligman takes the best, most recent science in psychology and applies it to our oldest, most basic human questions—how can we be happy?” 

    Mary Pipher author of Reviving Ophelia 

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marla | 2/17/2014

    " Positive Psychology Spring 2011 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Meena | 2/16/2014

    " Very interesting and engaging! I liked how it was a mix of information and self-help. I am starting to like positive psychology quite a bit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by JenBen | 2/10/2014

    " This one is a keeper to reread on a regular basis. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amber | 2/3/2014

    " I don't exactly agree with everything he says on the subject of positive psychology, however, i'm finding thath i can incorperate my own beliefs into this subject and make it my own, because i really love the idea of it all. "

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