'Martin Seligman has given us a gift - a practical map in the perennial quest for a flourishing life' Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional IntelligenceIn this groundbreaking, heart-lifting and deeply useful book, Martin Seligman, internationally esteemed psychologist and the father of Positive Psychology, shows us that happiness can be learned and cultivated. Using many years of in-depth psychological research he lays out the 24 strengths and virtues unique to the human psyche and teaches you how to identify the ones you possess. By calling upon your signature strengths, you will not only develop natural buffers against misfortune and negative emotion, but also improve the world around you - at work, in love and in raising children - achieving new and sustainable contentment, joy and meaning. 'One of the most creative and influential psychologists of our time' Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature 'This book will change how people view psychology and how all of us view ourselves' Howard Gardner, Harvard University, author of Multiple Intelligences Martin Seligman PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, Director of the Positive Psychology Network, and is an Honorary Professor at the University of Cardiff. A former President of the American Psychological Association, his books include Flourish and What You Can Change ... and What You Can't. He is widely considered the pre-eminent expert on applied psychology in the world.
Martin Seligman PhD, Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Positive Psychology Network, gave the Centennial address to the British Psychological Society in 2002 and is an Honorary Professor at the University of Cardiff. A former President of the American Psychological Association, he has written over 20 books including the bestselling Learned Optimism and Authentic Happiness and in 2009 was awarded the British Academy's Wiley Prize in Psychology. He is widely considered the pre-eminent expert on applied psychology in the world.