Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification
The classification of strengths presented in this book is intended to reclaim the study of character and virtue as legitimate topics of psychological inquiry and informed societal discourse. By…
Positive psychology. An introduction.
The authors outline a framework for a science of positive psychology, point to gaps in the authors' knowledge, and predict that the next century will see a science and profession that will come to understand and build the factors that allow individuals, communities, and societies to flourish.
Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being
- M. Seligman
- 5 April 2011
I have spent my professional life avoiding unguarded promises like this one. I am a research scientist, and a conservative one at that. The appeal of what I write comes from the fact that it is…
Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment
- M. Seligman
In this important, entertaining book, one of the world's most celebrated psychologists, Martin Seligman, asserts that happiness can be learned and cultivated, and that everyone has the power to…
Positive psychology progress: empirical validation of interventions.
In a 6-group, random-assignment, placebo-controlled Internet study, the authors found that 3 of the interventions lastingly increased happiness and decreased depressive symptoms.
Learned helplessness in humans: critique and reformulation.
According to the reformulation, once people perceive noncontingency, they attribute their helplessness to a cause and this cause can be stable or unstable, global or specific, and internal or external.
The attributional Style Questionnaire
- C. Peterson, A. Semmel, C. Baeyer, L. Abramson, G. Metalsky, M. Seligman
- PsychologyCognitive Therapy and Research
- 1 September 1982
Of current interest are the causal attributions offered by depressives for the good and bad events in their lives. One important attributional account of depression is the reformulated learned…
Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life
- M. Seligman
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Positive education: positive psychology and classroom interventions
Positive education is defined as education for both traditional skills and for happiness. The high prevalence worldwide of depression among young people, the small rise in life satisfaction, and the…
Orientations to happiness and life satisfaction: the full life versus the empty life
Abstract.Different orientations to happiness and their association with life satisfaction were investigated with 845 adults responding to Internet surveys. We measured life satisfaction and the…