By Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D.
This national bestseller launched the revolutionary science of Positive Psychology – and sparked a coast-to-coast debate on the nature of real happiness.
According to Martin Seligman, a psychologist, happiness is not the result of good genes or luck. Instead, real, lasting happiness comes from focusing on ones existing personal strengths rather than weaknesses – and working with them to improve all aspects of ones life.
Using practical exercises, brief tests, and a dynamic website program, Seligman shows readers how to identify their highest virtues and use them in ways they havent yet considered.
Readers learn to develop natural buffers against misfortune and the experience of negative emotion in order to move their lives up to a new, more positive plane.
336 pages. Softcover. 2004.