The Resource Flourish : a visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being, Martin E.P. Seligman

Flourish : a visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being, Martin E.P. Seligman

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Flourish : a visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being
Title
Flourish
Title remainder
a visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being
Statement of responsibility
Martin E.P. Seligman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book the author presents his concept of what well-being really is and explains the four pillars of well-being (meaning and purpose, positive emotions, relationships, and accomplishment), placing emphasis on meaning and purpose as the most important for achieving a life of fulfillment. Traditionally, the goal of psychology has been to relieve human suffering, but the goal of the Positive Psychology movement, which the author has led for fifteen years, is different. It is about actually raising the bar for the human condition. It builds on the doctor's work on optimism, motivation, and character to show how to get the most out of life, unveiling a new theory of what makes a good life for individuals, for communities, and for nations. In an evolution of thought and practice, it refines what Positive Psychology is all about. While certainly a part of well-being, happiness alone doesn't give life meaning. The author 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 Accomplishment, or PERMA, the permanent building blocks for a life of profound fulfillment. Thought-provoking in its implications for education, economics, therapy, medicine, and public policy (the very fabric of society), the book 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, this book is a watershed in the understanding of happiness as well as a tool for getting the most out of life
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Seligman, Martin E. P
Dewey number
150.19/88
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF204.6
LC item number
.S45 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Positive psychology
  • Well-being
  • Satisfaction
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Flourish : a visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being, Martin E.P. Seligman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A New Positive Psychology. What is well-being? ; Creating your happiness: positive psychology exercises that work ; The dirty little secret of drugs and therapy ; Teaching well-being: the magic of MAPP ; Positive education: teaching well-being to young people. -- The Ways to Flourish. GRIT, character, and achievement: a new theory of intelligence ; Army strong: comprehensive soldier fitness ; Turning trauma into growth ; Positive physical health: the biology of optimism ; The politics and economics of well-being -- Signature strengths test
Control code
ocn617550838
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
xii, 349 pages
Isbn
9781439190753
Lccn
2010033642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)617550838
Label
Flourish : a visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being, Martin E.P. Seligman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A New Positive Psychology. What is well-being? ; Creating your happiness: positive psychology exercises that work ; The dirty little secret of drugs and therapy ; Teaching well-being: the magic of MAPP ; Positive education: teaching well-being to young people. -- The Ways to Flourish. GRIT, character, and achievement: a new theory of intelligence ; Army strong: comprehensive soldier fitness ; Turning trauma into growth ; Positive physical health: the biology of optimism ; The politics and economics of well-being -- Signature strengths test
Control code
ocn617550838
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
xii, 349 pages
Isbn
9781439190753
Lccn
2010033642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)617550838

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