Internationally esteemed psychologist Seligman has been on the cutting edge of psychological research for more than two decades, pioneering a science that improves people’s lives. Now he has written his most life-changing book yet: Flourish, a new theory of satisfaction and purpose that will electrify his already massive audience. Building on his game-changing work on optimism, motivation, and character, here is how to get life right.
In a fascinating evolution of thought, Flourish refines what Positive Psychology is all about: Well-Being. And the four pillars of Well-Being—positive emotions, relationships, accomplishment, meaning and purpose—the greatest is meaning and purpose. Flourish’s thought-provoking narrative supports its arguments in inspiring stories of Positive Psychology in action, including: in the U.S. Army to improve soldiers’ emotional resilience during and after service; in innovative schools that educate and motivate; and in corporations to improve performance and goal-setting. With its interactive exercises that help listeners explore their own attitudes and aims, Flourish is a watershed in the understanding of happiness as well as a tool for getting the most out of life.
Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D., the Robert A. Fox Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, works on positive psychology, learned helplessness, depression, ethnopolitical conflict, and optimism. Dr. Seligman's work has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Science Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation. He is the director of the Positive Psychology Network and scientific director of Foresight, Inc., a testing company that predicts success in various walks of life.
He was for fourteen years the Director of the Clinical Training Program of the University of Pennsylvania and was named a "Distinguished Practitioner" by the National Academies of Practice. In 1995, he received the Pennsylvania Psychological Association's award for "Distinguished Contributions to Science and Practice."