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Learned Optimism

By: Martin E. P. Seligman Ph.D.
Narrated by: Martin E. P. Seligman Ph.D.
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You can acquire optimism and significantly improve your life! Are you an optimist or a pessimist? How often do you take on exciting new projects or celebrate your successes? Now psychologist Martin E.P. Seligman, one of the world's experts on motivation, shows you how to chart a new approach to living with "flexible optimism." Dr. Seligman's principles of reasoned, flexible optimism will help you rise above pessimism and the depression that accompanies negative thoughts.

Learned Optimism shows you how to:

  • Attain maximum personal achievement
  • Boost your mood - and your immune system - with healthful thoughts
  • Help your children by practicing the patterns of thought that encourage optimism at an early age
  • Change your interior dialogue and experience the astonishing positive results

©1991 Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D., All Rights Reserved (P)1991 Simon & Schuster Audio, All Rights Reserved

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Only an abridged version, written parts needed are missing

Unfortunately this was only the abridged version, I didn’t read properly before purchasing. Also it was the same cost as a full book usually is for the monthly subscribers which is deceptive because it’s only a few hours long. The written components I have had to search for online (the 48 questions quiz etc) because of course they cannot be included as audio - I’m not sure how audible could get around this but again it feels deceptive to buy a book with half of it missing. Links to the quiz and written components could be provided. Or a disclaimer that there are important parts missing and this is only an abridged version more prominently displayed might help avoid disappointment for customers.

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need a question card.

you need the question card to continue on with this audio, maybe download it somewhere

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Too text book

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

If you really want to get into this book/subject, best to get the hardcopy as it refers to some 'exercises' that need to be done prior to continuing. Rather pointless if you don't have the extra papers they refer to.

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Short and sweet

Simple, easy to understand principles and explanations. Google search the 48 questions for the test.

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Not a full book!!!

Don’t buy this as it’s not the full book yet you get charged as if it is!
Audible, please put in the description of this book that it is an abridged version.

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Please be clearer when something is abridged or dramatised.

I really needed the full version of this audiobook, and there was nothing anywhere that said it was a heavily abridged, dramatised version. I found out the hard way after I bought it.

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Learned Optimism

struggle to understand a lot of what was being said, I got a little from it but not suited to myself as it was hard to stay engaged.

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Too short

Useful. I'd heard some of it before but this guy invented mamy of the ideas he taljs about. but too short!

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Abridged version

This is an abridged version which is not made clear at purchase. The purchase price is the same price as a full book

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Misleading title

Very disappointing.
This brief book gives one strategy: analyzing negative beliefs into less negative beliefs.
Good narrators.

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