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

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New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 150.1988 SELI (Text) 39231032592681 Adult Non-fiction Collection Available -

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  • Physical Description: xii, 349 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: 1st Free Press trade pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2012.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-320) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Pt. 1: A new positive psychology -- 1: What is well-being? -- The birth of a new theory -- The original theory: authentic happiness -- From authentic happiness theory to well-being theory -- Well-being theory -- The elements of well-being -- Kindness exercise -- Flourishing as the goal of positive psychology -- 2: Creating your happiness: positive psychology exercises that work -- The gratitude visit -- Can well-being be changed? -- What-went-well exercise -- Positive psychology interventions and cases -- Signature strengths -- Positive psychotherapy -- 3: The dirty little secret of drugs and therapy -- Cure versus symptom relief -- The 65 percent barrier -- Active, constructive responding -- Dealing with negative emotions -- A new approach to cure -- Applied psychology versus basic psychology: problems versus puzzles -- Wittgenstein, Popper, and Penn -- 4: Teaching well-being: the magic of MAPP -- The first MAPP -- Ingredients of applied positive psychology -- Intellectually challenging applicable content -- Personal and professional transformation -- Transformations -- Called to positive psychology -- 5: Positive education: teaching well-being to young people -- Should well-being be taught in school? -- The Penn Resiliency Program: a way to teach -- Well-being in school -- Three-good-things exercise -- Using signature strengths in new ways -- The Geelong Grammar School Project -- Teaching positive education -- Embedding positive education -- Living positive education -- Positive computing -- A new measure of prosperity.
Pt. 2: The ways to flourish -- 6: GRIT, character, and achievement: a new theory of intelligence -- Success and intelligence -- Positive character -- Drawn by the future, not driven by the past -- What intelligence is -- Speed -- The virtue of slowness -- Executive function -- Rate of learning: the first derivative of speed -- Self-control and GRIT -- GRIT versus self-discipline -- High human accomplishment -- GRIT's benefits -- Building the elements of success -- 7: Army strong: comprehensive soldier fitness -- A psychologically fit army -- Global assessment tool (GAT) -- Online courses -- Emotional fitness module -- Family fitness module -- Social fitness module -- Spiritual fitness module -- 8: Turning trauma into growth -- Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Post-traumatic growth -- Post-traumatic growth course -- Post-traumatic growth inventory -- Master resilience training -- Building mental toughness -- The hot seat: fighting catastrophic thoughts in real time -- Hunt the good stuff -- Character strengths -- Building strong relationships -- The rollout -- 9: Positive physical health: the biology of optimism -- Turning medicine on its head -- Origins of learned helplessness theory -- Cardiovascular disease (CVD) -- Infectious illness -- Cancer and all-cause mortality -- Is well-being causal, and how might it protect? -- Positive health -- Army database: a national treasure -- Cardiovascular health assets -- Exercise as a health asset -- 10. The politics and economics of well-being -- Beyond money -- The divergence between GDP and well-being -- The financial downturn -- Ethics versus values -- Optimism and economics -- Reflexive and nonreflexive reality -- PERMA 51 -- Appendix: Signature strengths test.
Summary, etc.:
Flourish builds on Dr. Seligman's game-changing work on optimism, motivation, and character to show how to get the most out of life, unveiling an electrifying new theory of what makes a good life---for individuals, for communities, and for nations.
Subject: Positive psychology.

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