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  • Published: 2 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781864712995
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 370


Flourish: A new understanding of Life's Greatest Goals - and what it takes to reach them.

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.

  • Published: 2 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781864712995
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 370

About the author

Martin Seligman

Martin E. P. Seligman, PhD, is the Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, the director of the Positive Psychology Network, and the former president of the American Psychological Association. Among his twenty books are Learned Optimism and The Optimistic Child.

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Praise for Flourish

No psychologist in history has done more than Martin Seligman to discover the keys to flourishing and then give them away to the world. Flourish is full of specific techniques you can use to change yourself, your relationships, and your organization. More importantly, Seligman teaches you how to look at life and see possibilities, rather than constraints. If you lead people, work with people, or know any people, you should read this book.

Jonathan Haidt, author of The Happiness Hypothesis

The spread of positive psychology is a key development in world culture. This book tells the remarkable story, including its adoption by the U.S. Army.

Professor Richard Layard, founder-director of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics

A compelling view of a positive human future, for individuals, corporations, and nations, brilliantly told.

Tony Hsieh, #1 NY Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc.

You might think you know about well-being and positive psychology, but there's so much more you can learn in Flourish. With flashes of brilliance, rigorous research, and stories so absorbing that they're impossible to put down, Seligman's new book contains wisdom garnered over a long and storied career - a calling that leads him to work with billionaire philanthropists, British lords, Army generals, Australian school kids, and thousands of bright and creative scientists, students, educators, and mental health professionals. If you liked Authentic Happiness, you will like Flourish ten times more. This book is bound to be not only a source of knowledge, but a fount of inspiration.

Sonja Lyubomirsky, Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want

Brilliant, beautiful, useful, and true. How many books can you say that about? Well, you can say it for sure about Flourish. Written by a master of research as well as a thoroughly joyful man, Flourish will allow you to flourish if you simply read the book and follow its sane, sage, ground-breaking advice. Skeptics, beware! This book will prove you wrong. You actually can plan your way to a joyful and fulfilling life. Read and rejoice!

Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of Shine: Using Brain Science to Bring the Best from Your People

One of the leading psychologists in the world has applied his wisdom and experience to the task of increasing wellness, resilience, and happiness for everyone. He also offers a blueprint for policy makers at the national level to promote better performance in the classroom, mental fitness in the military, and health orientation in the practice of medicine. This volume is written in the lucid style characteristic of Seligman and represents a landmark in positive psychology.

Aaron T. Beck, M.D., founder of Cognitive Therapy

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