A new understanding of Life's Greatest Goals - and what it takes to reach them. In this book, one of the world's foremost academic psychologists offers a new theory on what makes people Flourish and how to truly get the most out of life. As a highly esteemed psychologist, Dr Seligman has been on the cutting edge of psychological research for over two decades, pioneering a science that improves people's lives. He offers a new theory of individual satisfaction and global purpose. In a fascinating evolution of thought, Flourish, refines what Positive Psychology is all about and offers inspiring stories of Positive Psychology in action - innovative schools that add resilience to their curricula, with a case study of Geelong Grammar in particular: a new theory of success and intelligence; and evidence on how positive physical health can turn medicine on its head. Building on his game-changing work on optimism, motivation, and character, the author shows us how to Flourish and bring well being into our own lives.
Pt. 1. A new positive psychology. 1. What is well-being? -- 2. Creating your happiness : positive psychology exercises that work -- 3. The dirty little secret of drugs and therapy -- 4. Teaching well-being : the magic of MAPP -- 5. Positive education : teaching well-being to young people -- Pt. 2. The ways to flourish. 6. GRIT, character, and achievement : a new theory of intelligence -- 7. Army strong : comprehensive soldier fitness -- 8. Turning trauma into growth -- 9. Positive physical health : the biology of optimism -- 10. The politics and economics of well-being.