The Optimistic Child
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|Format:||Paperback, 352 pages|
|Published In: ||Australia, 02 May 2011|
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. 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.
About the Author
Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D., professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and a past president of the American Psychological Association, is a leading motivational expert and an authority on learned helplessness. His many books include Authentic Happiness and The Optimistic Child. Dr. Seligman's research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Aging, the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation.
|Publisher: ||William Heinemann Australia|
|Dimensions: ||21.0 x 13.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.20 kg)|