What You Can Change And What You Can't: The Complete Guide To Successful Self-improvement

January 9, 2007|
What You Can Change And What You Can't: The Complete Guide To Successful Self-improvement by Martin E.p. Seligman
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Wise, direct, and very useful, a science-based book that can help anyone make long-lasting change.

In the climate of self-improvement that pervades our culture, there is an overwhelming amount of information about treatments for everything from alcohol abuse to sexual dysfunction. Much of this information is exaggerated if not wholly inaccurate. As a result, people who try to change their own troubling conditions often experience the frustration of mixed success, success followed by a relapse, or outright failure.

To address this confusion, Martin Seligman has meticulously analyzed the most authoritative scientific research on treatments for alcoholism, anxiety, weight loss, anger, depression, and a range of phobias and obsessions to discover what is the most effective way to address each condition. He frankly reports what does not work, and pinpoints the techniques and therapies that work best for each condition, discussing why they work and how you can use them to change your behaviors. Inside you’ll discover the four natural healing factors for recovering from alcoholism; the vital difference between overeating and being overweight; the four therapies that work for depression, the pros and cons of anger—and much more.

MARTIN E.P. SELIGMAN, PH.D., professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and a past president of the American Psychological Association, is a leading motivational expert and an authority on learned helplessness. His many books include Learned Optimism, What You Can Change and What You Can''t, Authentic Happiness, and...
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Title:What You Can Change And What You Can't: The Complete Guide To Successful Self-improvement
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:336 pages, 8 X 5.22 X 0.75 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 8 X 5.22 X 0.75 in
Published:January 9, 2007
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781400078400

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