Flourish : a visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being /

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Author / Creator:Seligman, Martin E. P.
Edition:1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Imprint:New York : Free Press, 2011.
Description:xii, 349 p. ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Positive psychology.
Well-being.
Satisfaction.
Positive psychology.
Satisfaction.
Well-being.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8366839
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ISBN:9781439190753 (hc.) : $26.00
1439190755 (hc.) : $26.00
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:Explains the four pillars of well-being--meaning and purpose, positive emotions, relationships, and accomplishment--placing emphasis on meaning and purpose as the most important for achieving a life of fulfillment.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Part 1. A New Positive Psychology
  • Chapter 1. What Is Well-Being?
  • The Birth of a New Theory
  • The Original Theory: Authentic Happiness
  • From Authentic Happiness Theory to Well-Being Theory
  • Well-Being Theory
  • The Elements of Well-Being
  • Kindness Exercise
  • Flourishing as the Goal of Positive Psychology
  • Chapter 2. Creating Your Happiness: Positive Psychology Exercises That Work
  • The Gratitude Visit
  • Can Well-Being Be Changed?
  • What-Went-Well Exercise
  • Positive Psychology Interventions and Cases
  • Signature Strengths Exercise
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Chapter 3. The Dirty Little Secret of Drugs and Therapy
  • Cure Versus Symptom Relief
  • The 65 Percent Barrier
  • Active, Constructive Responding
  • Dealing with Negative Emotions
  • A New Approach to Cure
  • Applied Psychology Versus Basic Psychology: Problems Versus Puzzles
  • Wittgenstein, Popper, and Penn
  • Chapter 4. Teaching Well-Being: The Magic of MAPP
  • The First MAPP
  • Ingredients of Applied Positive Psychology
  • Intellectually Challenging Applicable Content
  • Personal and Professional Transformation
  • Transformations
  • Called to Positive Psychology
  • Chapter 5. Positive Education: Teaching Well-Being to Young People
  • Should Well-Being Be Taught in School?
  • The Penn Resiliency Program: A Way to Teach Well-Being in School
  • Three-Good-Things Exercise
  • Using Signature Strengths in New Ways
  • The Geelong Grammar School Project
  • Teaching Positive Education
  • Embedding Positive Education
  • Living Positive Education
  • Positive Computing
  • A New Measure of Prosperity
  • Part 2. The Ways to Flourish
  • Chapter 6. GRIT, Character, and Achievement: A New Theory of Intelligence
  • Success and Intelligence
  • Positive Character
  • Drawn by the Future, Not Driven by the Past
  • What Intelligence Is
  • Speed
  • The Virtue of Slowness
  • Executive Function
  • Rate of Learning: The First Derivative of Speed
  • Self-Control and GRIT
  • GRIT Versus Self-Discipline
  • High Human Accomplishment
  • GRIT's Benefits
  • Building the Elements of Success
  • Chapter 7. Army Strong: Comprehensive Soldier Fitness
  • A Psychologically Fit Army
  • Global Assessment Tool (GAT)
  • Online Courses
  • Emotional Fitness Module
  • Family Fitness Module
  • Social Fitness Module
  • Spiritual Fitness Module
  • Chapter 8. Turning Trauma into Growth
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Growth
  • Post-Traumatic Growth Course
  • Post-Traumatic Growth Inventory
  • Master Resilience Training
  • Building Mental Toughness
  • The Hot Seat: Fighting Catastrophic Thoughts in Real Time
  • Hunt the Good Stuff
  • Character Strengths
  • Building Strong Relationships
  • The Rollout
  • Chapter 9. Positive Physical Health: The Biology of Optimism
  • Turning Medicine on Its Head
  • Origins of Learned Helplessness Theory
  • Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
  • Infectious Illness
  • Cancer and All-Cause Mortality
  • Is Well-Being Causal, and How Might It Protect?
  • Positive Health
  • Army Database: A National Treasure
  • Cardiovascular Health Assets
  • Exercise as a Health Asset
  • Chapter 10. The Politics and Economics of Well-Being
  • Beyond Money
  • The Divergence Between GDP and Well-Being
  • The Financial Downturn
  • Ethics Versus Values
  • Optimism and Economics
  • Reflexive and Nonreflexive Reality
  • Perma 51
  • Appendix: Signature Strengths Test
  • Thanks and Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Index