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Martin Seligman    

Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology & Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania

Martin E.P. Seligman is the Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology and Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where he focuses on positive psychology, learned helplessness, depression, optimism and prospection. He is a best-selling author of more than thirty books, including Flourish and Learned Optimism and his books have been translated into fifty languages. His most recent books areThe Hope Circuit and Positive Psychotherapy. He received the American Psychological Society’s William James Fellow Award for basic science and Cattell Award for the application of science, and three Distinguished Scientific Contribution awards from the American Psychological Association. In 1996, Seligman was elected President of the American Psychological Association by the largest vote in modern history. His current mission is the attempt to transform social science to work on the best things in life – strengths, positive emotion, good relationships, meaning, and flourishing.

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The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining ...

Trauma Resilience Can Be Taught! Here's How | After Trauma

Martin Seligman founded Positive Psychology after he found studying learned helplessness to be kind of a drag (Learned Optimism, 2006). Most of the mental ...

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