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Breaking Murphy's Law: How Optimists Get What They Want from Life - And Pessimists Can Too

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Without insisting that readers learn to "think positive," psychologist Segerstrom teaches them practical ways to appropriate the habits and skills that optimists use to get what they want from life. Her effective style can convince even the most cynical readers that a brighter tomorrow might be just around the corner.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781593855925
ISBN-10: 1593855923
Pagini: 232
Dimensiuni: 134 x 209 x 17 mm
Greutate: 0.25 kg
Ediția: 1
Editura: Guilford Publications

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'A wonderful counterpoint to the many self-help books out there that emphasize trying to be happy. Dr. Segerstrom shows how the headlong pursuit of happiness can actually be self-defeating, while effective optimism - focusing on motivation and persistence - can lead both to good feelings and genuine success in life. A 'must read.'' - Ed Diener, PhD, editor, Journal of Happiness Studies 'The message in this book contradicts many popular myths and is based on the scientific study of optimism. Dr. Segerstrom shows us ways to change our lives to become healthier and more fulfilled. In a world awash with misinformed pop psychology, this scientific recipe for the good life is a breath of fresh air.' - Alan Carr, PhD, author of Positive Psychology
'This is a knowledgeable and witty book that delivers the science of optimism in an informed and accessible manner. Dr. Segerstrom is a master of the area, combining expertise in mental health with sophisticated biological knowledge and the practical bent that makes the information useful for getting around the roadblocks of day-to-day life.' - Shelley E. Taylor, PhD, author of Positive Illusions
'Suzanne Segerstrom is a rising star in the new science of positive psychology, and this book shows why... Dr. Segerstrom gets to the bottom of optimism and demonstrates why it is good for our bodies and minds. Hard work, personal action, and positive outcomes: a science-based recipe for success.' - Robert A. Emmons, PhD, coauthor of Words of Gratitude for Mind, Body, and Soul

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According to psychologist Suzanne Segerstrom, rose-colored glasses may look silly, but they’re actually quite practical. In Breaking Murphy’s Law, she surveys the scientific data on optimism (including her own award-winning research) to reveal that it’s not what you believe about the future that matters, but what you do about it. While pessimists debate whether their goals are attainable, optimists are out there trying to achieve them. Without insisting that readers learn to "think positive," Breaking Murphy’s Law teaches them practical ways to appropriate the habits and skills that optimists use to get what they want from life. Segerstrom - who reluctantly admits her research on the topic has transformed her into an optimist - imparts the lesson with a mix of humor and intelligence that will convince even the most cynical readers that a brighter tomorrow might be just around the corner.