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A compelling guide towards a more positive outlook on life.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Learned Optimism (Paperback)
I am a psychologist who read this book in order to facilitate my work with clients. Dr. Seligman presents a pursuasive review of his research into the effects of learned optimism on mood, performance, health, etc. His three dimensions of thinking--pervasiveness, permanence, and personalness--provide the reader with a concrete, easily understandible description of their cognitive processes, thus facilitating both monitoring and changing these processes. Because his research spans several diverse areas including health, sales success, sports, politics, his methods are beleivable to even the most die-hard psychological skeptic. I highly recommended this book for both professionals and any one else interested in changing their life for the better through making simple alterations in their ways of thinking.