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 skill of optimism to combat pessimism and its disastrous consequences: depressed mood, resignation, underachievement, and even unexpectedly poor physical health.
About the Authors:
Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D., is an American psychologist and best-selling author. He has written The Optimistic Child, Learned Optimism, and, in 2002, Authentic Happiness. (His bibliography includes twenty books and 200 articles on motivation and personality.) He is the director of the Positive Psychology Center and Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. He resides in New York, New York.
Seligman was previously the Director of the Clinical Training Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and is past president of the Division of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association.
Karen Reivich, Ph.D. is a contributor for the following Houghton Mifflin Company Title: The Optimistic Child
Jane Gillham, Ph.D. is a contributor for the following Houghton Mifflin Company Title: The Optimistic Child