Flourish: A new understanding of Life’s Greatest Goals – and what it takes to reach them.
In this groundbreaking book, one of the world’s foremost academic psychologists- and founder of the Positive Psychology movement- offers a new theory on what makes people flourish and how to truly get the most out of life.
Eight years have passed since the publication of Dr Seligman’s internationally bestselling Authentic Happiness. As a highly esteemed psychologist, Dr Seligman has been on the cutting edge of psychological research for over two decades, pioneering a science that improves people’s lives. And now, with his most life-changing book yet, Flourish, he offers a new theory of individual satisfaction and global purpose.
In a fascinating evolution of thought, Flourish, refines what Positive Psychology is all about and offers inspiring stories of Positive Psychology in action- innovative schools that add resilience to their curricula, with a case study of Geelong Grammar in particular: a new theory of success and intelligence; and evidence on how positive physical health can turn medicine on its head.
Building on his game-changing work on optimism, motivation, and character, Dr Seligman shows us how to flourish and bring well-being into our own lives.
Martin E. P. Seligman, PhD, is the Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, the director of the Positive Psychology Network, and the former president of the American Psychological Association. Among his twenty books are Learned Optimism and The Optimistic Child.
“No psychologist in history has done more than Martin Seligman to discover the keys to flourishing and then give them away to the world. Flourish is full of specific techniques you can use to change yourself, your relationships, and your organization. More importantly, Seligman teaches you how to look at life and see possibilities, rather than constraints. If you lead people, work with people, or know any people, you should read this book” – Jonathan Haidt, Author Of The Happiness Hypothesis.
“The spread of positive psychology is a key development in world culture. This book tells the remarkable story, including its adoption by the U.S. Army” – Professor Richard Layard, Founder-Director Of The Centre For Economic Performance At The London School Of Economics.