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    DescriptionFrom the author of the International Bestseller Authentic Happiness. In this groundbreaking book, one of the world's foremost academic psychologists - and founder of the Positive Psychology movement - offers a new theory on what makes people flourish and how to truly get the most out of life. Flourish is a fascinating evolution of Seligman's thinking, and offers inspiring stories of Positive Psychology in action - innovative schools that add resilience to their curricula; a new theory of success and intelligence; and evidence on how positive physical health can turn medicine on its head. Building on his game-changing work on optimism, motivation and character, Seligman shows us how to flourish and bring well-being into both our personal lives and society as a whole. Wellbeing is a way of thinking that the new coalition government is taking very seriously indeed.


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    Title
    Flourish
    Subtitle
    A New Understanding of Happiness, Well-being - and How to Achieve Them
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martin E. P. Seligman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781857885699
    ISBN 10: 1857885694
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    BIC subject category V2: VSP
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24810
    DC22: 158.1
    BISAC V2.8: PSY013000, PSY008000
    DC22: 150.1988
    BISAC V2.8: SEL016000
    Thema V1.0: VSP
    Illustrations note
    ill
    Publisher
    NICHOLAS BREALEY PUBLISHING
    Imprint name
    NICHOLAS BREALEY PUBLISHING
    Publication date
    05 December 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Martin Seligman PhD, Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Positive Psychology Network, gave the Centennial address to the British Psychological Society in 2002 and is an Honorary Professor at the University of Cardiff. A former President of the American Psychological Association, he has written 20 books including the bestselling Learned Optimism and Authentic Happiness and in 2009 was awarded the British Academy's Wiley Prize in Psychology. He is widely considered the pre-eminent expert on applied psychology in the world.
    Review quote
    "Since Martin Seligman launched the positive psychology movement more than a decade ago, his methods have attracted a global following, including David Cameron... The rise of 'positive psychology' has been all but unstoppable, with Seligman's book Authentic Happiness its key text... Now, in his book Flourish, happiness is out and well-being, or 'flourishing', is in." - Psychologies "His most personal and boldest book so far... Seligman's book is a paean to applied science, a blue-print for how to translate empirical evidence from the laboratory to the real world... Unlike many authors, he offers detailed and tested solutions as well as compelling arguments for how societies can aim to raise the amount of positive emotion, meaning, good relationships and accomplishment in their citizens... Everyone stands to benefit from his initiatives. If they are happy, flourishing or enjoying well-being, people won't care about the labels that researchers attach to those good feelings." - Nature "Seligman describes several exercises that are easy to do and result in a significant and lasting effect on people's self-reported sense of well-being. (For example, each night, write down three things that went well that day and why.) Coming up with these exercises is high art - the description of their effect is compelling and left me promising myself to do them... readers who persevere will remember many of the points that Seligman made in this book - and will act on at least some of them... Some of his insights could really lead to greater well-being for society as a whole." - Huffington Post "Martin Seligman did the world a service by focusing his profession's attention away from correcting negatives and towards promoting positives...flourishing is to be welcomed." Financial Times "Martin Seligman is the inventor of positive psychology and a major figure in the well-being movement. This makes him a significant figure in world culture... this is important... Full of fascinating detail of how this extraordinary venture is developing" Richard Layard, for Observer "I was immediately charmed... Seligman's intentions are admirable and exciting. He is consumed by his mission, which is to take psychology on from its traditional role in alleviating misery, and broaden it into positive psychology -- the entirely different art of teaching us how to be wiser, stronger, more generous to others, more self-disciplined, and more capable of dealing with difficulty and rejection... The book is full of nuggets about why positive approaches work." Jenni Russell for The Sunday Times