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An Anti-Prescription to Learned Helplessness

“The defining characteristic of pessimists is that they tend to believe that bad events will last a long time, will undermine everything they do, and are their own fault.

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Mind Matters

Weathering the Storm

Failure destroys some people. Others rise from the ashes, only to come back stronger. A guide to surviving tough times.

By Bruce Grierson,       published on May 1, 2009       last reviewed on December 18, 2014… 4,284 more words


Tony reblogged this on One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Longer and commented:

The key to resilience is thinking more flexibly and learning to increase your array of options. The psychologist Martin Seligman advocates disputation, in which you think of your mind as a courtroom where negative thoughts are instantly put on trial. th-2 You can rebut these thoughts, and you should. Now you’re acting as your own defense counsel, throwing at the court every bit of evidence you can think of to prove the belief is flawed. The bad thought is no longer a lock, and it dies amid the doubt. I think one of the most important concepts I know is that we also learn from negative feedback. Tony

My favorite Subject in School? Happiness, of course!

If you are lucky, Positive Psychology will be coming to a school near you soon. Positive Education as part of Positive Psychology seems to be really taking off at this point in time. 465 more words

Positive Psychology Insights

Keep It Positive

Martin Seligman, the author of Authentic Happiness, has some good advice for all of us.

View your setbacks as temporary and you successes as a direct result of your actions and choices.

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Mother's Explanatory Style and Children's Optimism

Martin Seligman, Learned Optimism, New York: 1990, 128-9

Children’s antennae are constantly tuned to the way their parents, particularly their mothers, talk about causes of emotionally loaded events.   360 more words

Finding Control in Chaos

In the 1960s psychologist Martin Seligman conducted a series of experiments on dogs involving mild electric shock. One group of dogs were put in a situation where they would be shocked randomly and were unable to escape the shocks, the second group were shocked but could control the shock process and the third group were not shocked at all. 1,048 more words

Mental Toughness