×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Flourish: A New Understanding of Happiness, Well-Being - And How to Achieve Them.
     

Flourish: A New Understanding of Happiness, Well-Being - And How to Achieve Them.

by Martin E. P. Seligman
 

With this unprecedented promise, internationally esteemed psychologist Martin Seligman begins Flourish, his first book in ten years - and the first to present his dynamic new concept of what well-being really is. Traditionally, the goal of psychology has been to relieve human suffering, but the goal of the Positive Psychology movement, which Dr Seligman has led for

Overview

With this unprecedented promise, internationally esteemed psychologist Martin Seligman begins Flourish, his first book in ten years - and the first to present his dynamic new concept of what well-being really is. Traditionally, the goal of psychology has been to relieve human suffering, but the goal of the Positive Psychology movement, which Dr Seligman has led for fifteen years, is different - it's about actually raising the bar for the human condition.

Flourish builds on Dr Seligman's game-changing work on optimism, motivation and character to show how to get the most out of life, unveiling an electrifying new theory of what makes a good life - for individuals, for communities and for nations. In a fascinating evolution of thought and practice, Flourish refines what Positive Psychology is all about. While certainly a part of high well-being, happiness - which swings with mood and is easily but unsustainably attained through pleasurable but pointless activity - doesn't give life meaning. Seligman now asks, What is it that enables you to cultivate your talents, to build deep, lasting relationships with others, to feel pleasure, and to contribute meaningfully to the world? In a word, what is it that allows you to flourish? "Well-being" takes the stage front and centre, and Happiness (or Positive Emotion) becomes one of the five pillars of Positive Psychology, along with Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishment.

Thought-provoking in its implications for education, economics, therapy, medicine and public policy - the very fabric of society - Flourish tells inspiring stories of Positive Psychology in action, including how the entire US Army is now trained in emotional resilience; how innovative schools can educate for fulfilment in life and not just for workplace success; and how corporations can improve performance at the same time as they raise employee well-being. Flourish is a watershed in the understanding of well-being as well as a tool for getting the most out of life. On the cutting edge of a science that has changed millions of lives, Dr Seligman now creates the ultimate extension and capstone of his bestselling classic Authentic Happiness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857885699
Publisher:
Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publication date:
05/28/2011
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews