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The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience (Paperback)

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    In The Optimistic Child, Dr. Martin E. P. 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 -- dwell......more

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In The Optimistic Child, Dr. Martin E. P. 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 in his new afterword for this edition, ?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.

Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of several books, including Learned Optimism and Authentic Happiness. He is past president of the American Psychological Association as well as the division of clinical psychology of the American Psychological Association, and former director of clinical training in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Author:
Seligman, Martin E. P.
Genre:
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
342
Language:
English
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Publish Date:
09/17/2007
Copyright Year:
2007
ISBN:
9780618918096
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.25 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
0.8 lb
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