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

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    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.
    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.”

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    ISBN 9780618918096
    Genre PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child
    Format Paperback
    Pages 342
    Publisher Date 2007-09-17 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Mariner Books
    Copyright Year 2007
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.8 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Seligman, Martin E. P.
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    Country of Origin United States

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