The Optimistic Child

Filled with practical advice and written in clear, helpful language, this book is an invaluable resource for people who want to open up the world for children.

Author: Martin Seligman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147368434X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

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From the bestselling author of Authentic Happiness In The Optimistic Child, Dr. Martin Seligman offers parents, teachers and coaches a well-validated program to prevent depression in children. Seligman shows adults how to teach children the skills of optimism that can help them combat sadness, achieve more on the playing field and at school and improve their physical health. Learning the skills of optimism not only reduces the risk of depression but boosts school performance and provides children with the self-reliance they need as they approach the teenage years and beyond. Filled with practical advice and written in clear, helpful language, this book is an invaluable resource for people who want to open up the world for children.

The Optimistic Child

In The Optimistic Child, Dr. Martin Seligman offers parents, teachers, and coaches a well-validated program to prevent depression in children.

Author: Martin Seligman

Publisher: William Heinemann

ISBN: 9781864713015

Category: Depression in children

Page: 336

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A proven program to safeguard children against depression and build lifelong resilience. In The Optimistic Child, Dr. Martin Seligman offers parents, teachers, and coaches a well-validated program to prevent depression in children. In a thirty-year study, Seligman and his colleagues discovered the link between pessimism -- dwelling on the most catastrophic cause of any setback -- and depression. Seligman shows adults how to teach children the skills of optimism that can help them combat depression, achieve more on the playing field and at school, and improve their physical health. As Seligman states, 'Teaching children optimism is more, I realized, than just correcting pessimism . . . It is the creation of a positive strength, a sunny but solid future-mindedness that can be deployed throughout life -- not only to fight depression and to come back from failure, but also to be the foundation of success and vitality.' The Optimistic Child offers parents and teachers the tools developed by the author to teach children of all ages, life skills that transform helplessness into mastery and bolster self-esteem. Learning the skills of optimism not only reduces the risk of depression but boosts school performance, improves physical health, and provides children with the self-reliance they need as they approach the teenage years and beyond. 'A world of optimists is a bigger world, a world of more possibilities', says Seligman. Filled with practical advice and written in clear, helpful language, this book is an invaluable resource for caregivers who want to open up this world for their children.

Learned Optimism

"Vaulted me out of my funk.... So, fellow moderate pessimists, go buy this book." —Marian Sandmaier, The New York Times Book Review

Author: Martin E.P. Seligman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307803341

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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National Bestseller The father of the new science of positive psychology and author of Authentic Happiness draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enchances the quality of life, and how anyone can learn to practice it. Offering many simple techniques, Dr. Seligman explains how to break an “I—give-up” habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behavior, and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue. These skills can help break up depression, boost your immune system, better develop your potential, and make you happier.. With generous additional advice on how to encourage optimistic behavior at school, at work and in children, Learned Optimism is both profound and practical–and valuable for every phase of life. "Vaulted me out of my funk.... So, fellow moderate pessimists, go buy this book." —Marian Sandmaier, The New York Times Book Review

Raising an Optimistic Child

Empathy is not the same as sympathy or feeling sorry for someone. Empathy is
the ability to see the world through another person's eyes and imagine what they
might feel. Using empathy with your child involves understanding what he's going
 ...

Author: Bob Murray

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071483278

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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A program for fostering positive relationship-building habits in children to help alleviate and even prevent childhood depression Raising an Optimistic Child offers you tools for creating a positive, supportive family atmosphere that helps children who are already depressed and can even prevent this crippling disorder. Steps and additional techniques will help you combat your own depression, tackle parental issues, and enhance learning and coping skills. It also alerts you to circumstances that put a child at risk for depression and suggests ways to ward it off.

The World Through the Eyes of an Optimistic Child

Author: Michael Morulane

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780639975818

Category: Life skills

Page: 179

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What You Can Change and What You Can t

To address this confusion, Martin Seligman has meticulously analyzed the most authoritative scientific research on treatments for alcoholism, anxiety, weight loss, anger, depression, and a range of phobias and obsessions to discover what is ...

Author: Martin E.P. Seligman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307498700

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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In the climate of self-improvement that pervades our culture, there is an overwhelming amount of information about treatments for everything from alcohol abuse to sexual dysfunction. Much of this information is exaggerated if not wholly inaccurate. As a result, people who try to change their own troubling conditions often experience the frustration of mixed success, success followed by a relapse, or outright failure. To address this confusion, Martin Seligman has meticulously analyzed the most authoritative scientific research on treatments for alcoholism, anxiety, weight loss, anger, depression, and a range of phobias and obsessions to discover what is the most effective way to address each condition. He frankly reports what does not work, and pinpoints the techniques and therapies that work best for each condition, discussing why they work and how you can use them to make long lasting change. Inside you’ll discover the four natural healing factors for recovering from alcoholism; the vital difference between overeating and being overweight; the four therapies that work for depression, the pros and cons of anger—and much more. Wise, direct, and very useful, What You Can Change and What You Can’t will help anyone who seeks to change.

Flourish

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.

Author: Martin E. P. Seligman

Publisher: William Heinemann

ISBN: 9781864712971

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 349

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Flourish: A new understanding of Life's Greatest Goals- and what it takes to reach them. 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. Eight years have passed since the publication of Dr Seligman's internationally bestselling Authentic Happiness. As a highly esteemed psychologist, Dr Seligman has been on the cutting edge of psychological research for over two decades, pioneering a science that improves people's lives. And now, with his most life-changing book yet, Flourish, he offers a new theory of individual satisfaction and global purpose. In a fascinating evolution of thought, Flourish, refines what Positive Psychology is all about and offers inspiring stories of Positive Psychology in action- innovative schools that add resilience to their curricula, with a case study of Geelong Grammar in particular: 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, Dr Seligman shows us how to flourish and bring well being into our own lives.

Healthy Anger

When the optimistic child does well on a science test, she concludes she did well
because of her abilities. In contrast, the pessimistic child who does well may
conclude that his mood or special effort the night before the test contributed to his
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Author: Bernard Golden

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190288833

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

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How should we respond to a child's temper tantrum? To a teenager's sullen resentment? How can we help children and teens experience their anger without being overwhelmed by it? How can we deal with their anger before it leads to depression, isolation, or even violence? In Healthy Anger, Bernard Golden draws upon more than twenty years of experience as a psychologist and teacher to offer specific, practical strategies for helping children and teens manage their anger constructively. Golden has developed a set of skills that parents, teachers, and counselors can use to show children how to identify the causes of anger; how to respond to it in ways that lead to an internal sense of competence and self-control; how to use anger to understand their own emotional situation; and how to develop a greater capacity for empathy towards themselves and others. And he shows parents how to cope with outbursts--including clear, step-by-step instructions and problem-solving skills--how to derail escalating anger, reward good behaviors, and recognize when professional help is needed. For anyone who has ever helplessly confronted a child's rage or a teenager's defiant fury, Healthy Anger offers a wealth of wise insight, clear advice, and eminently practical strategies for turning anger into understanding.

Authentic Happiness

Argues that happiness can be a learned and cultivated behavior, explaining how every person possesses at least five of twenty-four profiled strengths that can be built on in order to improve life.

Author: Martin E. P. Seligman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743222976

Category: Psychology

Page: 321

View: 365

Argues that happiness can be a learned and cultivated behavior, explaining how every person possesses at least five of twenty-four profiled strengths that can be built on in order to improve life.

Cultures of Optimism

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Fortinberry, Raising an Optimistic Child, pp. 50–51 and pp. 112–114. 75.
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Seligman,The ...

Author: Oliver Bennett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137484810

Category: Psychology

Page: 231

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What are the functions of optimism in modern societies? How is hope culturally transmitted? What values and attitudes does it reflect? This book explores how and why powerful institutions propagate 'cultures of optimism' in different domains, such as politics, work, the family, religion and psychotherapy.

Abnormal Psychology

In the new Fourth Edition, Martin E. P. Seligman and new coauthor Elaine F. Walker once again establish Abnormal Psychology as a visionary text with a new integrative approach that explores the interactions between the psychological and ...

Author: Martin E. P. Seligman

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393944594

Category: Psychology

Page: 841

View: 278

In the new Fourth Edition, Martin E. P. Seligman and new coauthor Elaine F. Walker once again establish Abnormal Psychology as a visionary text with a new integrative approach that explores the interactions between the psychological and biological influences on human behavior. In addition to nearly 1,800 new references, the Fourth Edition highlights important new trends in the field, from the explosion in biological and neuroscience research, to new life-span developmental theories, to the challenges confronted by scientists and clinicians working in the field, to the impact of psychological disorders on patients, their families, and society.

Modern International Drama

( The group around GABRIEL breaks up . ANTONIETA returns to her seat ,
irritated . GABRIEL puts his shirt in his pants and picks up his jacket from the floor
. ) LEONTINA : There were two children , one eight years old and optimistic , and
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Category: Drama

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Understanding Abnormal Child Psychology

4 THE OPTIMISTIC CHILD Dr . Martin Seligman and colleagues ( Seligman ,
Reivich , Jaycox , & Gillham , 1995 ) have studied children who are optimistic .
The essence of optimism is the way in which children think about causes of
events .

Author: Vicky Phares

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 566

View: 451

Now in its second edition, this comprehensive book explores developmental psychopathology as a means for understanding and treating abnormal behavior in children. It covers the strengths and healthy outcomes as a means for designing effective therapies to help children and families, while also focusing on prevention as a cornerstone of managing child behavior. Special attention is also given to issues of diversity, inclusion, and understanding.

Human Behavior in the Social Environment

In fact , some developmental psychologists would argue that self - esteem is not
the important ingredient in children's success ... In his book , The Optimistic Child
, Seligman ( 1996 ) points out that “ failure , in itself , is not catastrophic , " it is the
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Author: José B. Ashford

Publisher: Brooks Cole

ISBN:

Category: Developmental psychology

Page: 638

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In this revision of their ground-breaking book, the authors offer an even more balanced, integrated, and applied text. In addition, the book's multidimensional framework, integration of the biopsychosocial dimensions for assessing social functioning, attention to foundation knowledge and diversity, and use of case studies to illuminate the applied aspects of HBSE content all combine to give readers an experience that is meaningful and exciting. Using a unique, multidimensional framework for assessing behavior, the authors look at biopsychosocial development across the life span. Essentially, the framework provides a concrete tool for the reader to assess human behavior from a perspective that truly reflects the values and knowledge base of the social work profession. Lively and comprehensive, this book succeeds by helping students connect foundation knowledge with practice concerns.

The Futurist

Raising Optimistic Children in their teen and adult years . • Recognizing the
thoughts that In The Optimistic Child , Seligman automatically cross your mind at
the Depression in children can be pre - argues that learning optimism is times
when ...

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Category: Business forecasting

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What Children Need to Be Happy Confident and Successful

Step by Step Positive Psychology to Help Children Flourish Jeni Hooper. 6. ... A
full account of the Penn Resilience Project and the ABCDE approach to
developing resilience can be found in The Optimistic Child by Martin Seligman.
47 The ...

Author: Jeni Hooper

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849052395

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 942

What makes children happy, confident and successful? How can you help a child to flourish? Their environment is important, but the real difference is in your hands – every adult has the tools to help a child achieve psychological wellbeing. This book provides a practical model for helping children flourish and achieve their personal potential in every area of their lives. Drawing on ideas from positive psychology and child development theory, the model explores the five key areas of wellbeing: personal strengths, emotional wellbeing, positive communication, learning strengths, and resilience. Practical activities are included for each area, and a questionnaire provides an assessment to enable you to keep track of progress. Suitable for use with children aged 3–11, this step-by-step guide is an ideal resource for professionals working with children, including counsellors, social workers, teachers, and psychotherapists, as well as parents.

Self Determination

Lovitt (1989) also offered several guidelines for, and empirical findings from,
attribution retraining and stressed the importance of linking it with learning
strategy and academic instruction. In The Optimistic Child (1995), Martin
Seligman outlined ...

Author: Michael L. Wehmeyer

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452293430

Category: Education

Page: 208

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This teacher-friendly guide presents research-proven instructional techniques that empower students with disabilities to become their own advocates and use effective choice-making, problem-solving, and goal-setting skills.

Learned Optimism

Australians have often suffered from the tendency to think that every silver lining has a cloud. This ground-breaking book offers some valuable insights into the ways we teach those habits to our children.

Author: Martin Seligman

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1742744923

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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Learned Optimism shows us how to stop automatically assuming guilt, how to get out of the habit of seeing the direst possible implications in every setback, and how to be optimistic. With concrete examples, Dr Seligman documents the effects of optimism on the quality of life, provides tests to determine the degree of our negative and positive orientation, and offers a program of specific exercises to help break the habit of pessimism and learn the habit of optimism for both ourselves and our children. Learn how to: Recognize your "explanatory style" - what to say to yourself when you experience set-backs and how it influences your life. Boost your mood and your immune system with healthful thoughts. Help your children to practice the thought patterns that encourage optimism. Break the "I-give-up" habit with Dr. Seligman's ABC techniques. Change your interior dialogue and experience the astonishing positive results.

Eagle Resurgent

The Reagan Era in American Foreign Policy Kenneth A. Oye, Robert J. Lieber,
Donald S. Rothchild. American ... They placed the pessimistic child in a room
filled with new toys and locked the optimistic child in a shed filled with horse
manure .

Author: Kenneth A. Oye

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown

ISBN:

Category: United States

Page: 472

View: 991


Optimism

His most recent is "The Optimistic Child," available in paperback from Harper.
Welcome to THE INFINITE MIND, Marty. Dr. SELIGMAN: Oh, thank you, Fred.
GOODWIN: It's wonderful to have you on. Now why don't we start out for our
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Publisher: Lichtenstein Creative Media

ISBN: 1932479732

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