Learned Optimism

  • by Martin E. P. Seligman
  • Narrated by Martin E. P. Seligman
  • 1 hrs and 24 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

You can acquire optimism and significantly improve your life! Are you an optimist or a pessimist? How often do you take on exciting new projects or celebrate your successes? Now psychologist Martin E.P. Seligman, one of the world's experts on motivation, shows you how to chart a new approach to living with "flexible optimism." Dr. Seligman's principles of reasoned, flexible optimism will help you rise above pessimism and the depression that accompanies negative thoughts.Learned Optimism shows you how to:

Attain maximum personal achievement
Boost your mood - and your immune system - with healthful thoughts
Help your children by practicing the patterns of thought that encourage optimism at an early age
Change your interior dialogue and experience the astonishing positive results

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Too text book

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

If you really want to get into this book/subject, best to get the hardcopy as it refers to some 'exercises' that need to be done prior to continuing. Rather pointless if you don't have the extra papers they refer to.


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- Trudie

Only an abridged version, written parts needed are missing

Unfortunately this was only the abridged version, I didn’t read properly before purchasing. Also it was the same cost as a full book usually is for the monthly subscribers which is deceptive because it’s only a few hours long. The written components I have had to search for online (the 48 questions quiz etc) because of course they cannot be included as audio - I’m not sure how audible could get around this but again it feels deceptive to buy a book with half of it missing. Links to the quiz and written components could be provided. Or a disclaimer that there are important parts missing and this is only an abridged version more prominently displayed might help avoid disappointment for customers.
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- Jaime

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-04-2001
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio