The Optimistic Child

A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience


Author: Martin E. P. Seligman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547416533

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 5728

The epidemic of depression in America strikes 30% of all children. Now Martin E. P. Seligman, the best-selling author of Learned Optimism, and his colleagues offer parents and educators a program clinically proven to cut that risk in half. With this startling new research, parents can teach children to apply optimism skills that can curb depression, boost school performance, and improve physical health. These skills provide children with the resilience they need to approach the teenage years and adulthood with confidence. Over the last thirty years the self-esteem movement has infiltrated American homes and classrooms with the credo that supplying positive feedback, regardless of the quality of performance, will make children feel better about themselves. But in this era of raising our children to feel good, the hard truth is that they have never been more depressed. As Dr. Seligman writes in this provocative new book, "Our children are experiencing pessimism, sadness, and passivity on

The Optimistic Child


Author: Martin Seligman

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 174274186X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 348

View: 8622

A proven program to safeguard children against depression and build lifelong resilience. In The Optimistic Child, Dr. Martin Seligman offers parents, teachers, and coaches a well-validated program to prevent depression in children. In a thirty-year study, Seligman and his colleagues discovered the link between pessimism -- dwelling on the most catastrophic cause of any setback -- and depression. Seligman shows adults how to teach children the skills of optimism that can help them combat depression, achieve more on the playing field and at school, and improve their physical health. As Seligman states, 'Teaching children optimism is more, I realized, than just correcting pessimism . . . It is the creation of a positive strength, a sunny but solid future-mindedness that can be deployed throughout life -- not only to fight depression and to come back from failure, but also to be the foundation of success and vitality.' The Optimistic Child offers parents and teachers the tools developed by the author to teach children of all ages, life skills that transform helplessness into mastery and bolster self-esteem. Learning the skills of optimism not only reduces the risk of depression but boosts school performance, improves physical health, and provides children with the self-reliance they need as they approach the teenage years and beyond. 'A world of optimists is a bigger world, a world of more possibilities', says Seligman. Filled with practical advice and written in clear, helpful language, this book is an invaluable resource for caregivers who want to open up this world for their children.


Verhaltensweisen erkennen und bewältigen, die Liebe zerstören


Author: Randi Gunther

Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3955712591

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 2355

Bei dem Wort „Beziehungssaboteure“ denken Sie vielleicht an berechnende Menschen, die nur auf ihren persönlichen Vorteil auf Kosten eines Partners bedacht sind. Doch um dieses offensichtlich destruktive Verhalten soll es in diesem Buch nicht gehen. Vielmehr geht es um ganz subtile Verhaltensweisen, die über einen längeren Zeitraum einer Beziehung enorm zusetzen können. Dieses Buch hilft Ihnen, die zehn gängigsten Beziehungskiller zu identifizieren. Wenn Sie die Muster erkennen, die Ihre Beziehung untergraben und mit ihnen umgehen können, steht auch einer glücklichen Partnerschaft nichts mehr im Wege.

Glück allein macht keinen Sinn

Die vier Säulen eines erfüllten Lebens


Author: Emily Esfahani Smith

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641161754

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 8670

Was ist wahres Glück? Emily Esfahani Smith verdeutlicht, dass wir dem falschen Ziel hinterherjagen. Nicht Glück macht das Leben lebenswert, sondern ein tieferer Sinn. Gestützt auf Erkenntnisse der Psychologie, Philosophie und Literatur sowie Geschichten von Menschen, die ein erfülltes Leben führen, beschreibt sie die vier Säulen des Sinns: • Sich zugehörig fühlen • Die eigene Bestimmung finden • Die Welt durch Geschichten verstehen • Sich als Teil eines größeren Ganzen erfahren

Developing Safer Schools and Communities for Our Children

The Interdisciplinary Responsibility of Our Time


Author: Betsy Gunzelmann

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475807554

Category: Education

Page: 100

View: 617

Today, children are dealing with the threat of violence in their schools and online, food insecurity, environmental risks, and many other concerns that make them feel less safe. In this book, Gunzelmann discusses the ways we can respond to these threats in order to help our children feel safer and be able to focus on their school and lives.

The Optimism Advantage

50 Simple Truths to Transform Your Attitudes and Actions into Results


Author: Terry L. Paulson, Ph.D.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470606810

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 439

Sharpen your skills and shape attitudes to achieve high levels of success personally and professionally The Optimism Advantage offers tangible, proven techniques for turning life's obstacles into opportunities with confidence and competence. Today's economy offers plenty of reasons to feel powerless and frustrated. But why would you, when it offers just as many reasons to be optimistic, resourceful, and persistent? After all, adversity is everywhere...but it's how you handle adversity that makes the difference in your personal and professional life. Each chapter provides new ways to sharpen your own skills and help others to face ever-present organizational and personal challenges with the kind of positive attitude that leads to resilience and results. Presents important truths for maintaining your sanity and effectiveness during times of economic or organizational turmoil Shows you how to turn yourself into a valuable, recyclable asset, rather than a disposable "employee" Author Terry Paulson is a preeminent expert on the human side of optimism and a powerful, renowned professional speaker The Optimism Advantage offers much needed relief, hope, and practical tools for everyone who feels trapped and powerless in the face of current economic conditions.

Self-Esteem Research, Theory, and Practice

Toward a Positive Psychology of Self-Esteem, Third Edition


Author: Christopher J. J. Mruk, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826103147

Category: Psychology

Page: 316

View: 3300

Dr. Mruk has produced a highly readable new edition of his original work on an often misunderstood psychological construct--self-esteem. Mruk's view that self-esteem is a critically important influence on psychological adjustment and quality of life is now an accepted tenet in personality theory. Lack of self-esteem is frequently a precursor to depression, suicidal behavior, and other personality disorders. Nonetheless, the clinical diagnosis of self-esteem problems has lacked the basis of an overarching theory. Dr. Mruk's comprehensive analysis distills the literature on self-esteem into practical and reliable treatment methods for both clinicians and researchers. The new edition contains updated research and current terms, and addresses the self-esteem "backlash." He concludes with worksheets and detailed guidelines for conducting self-esteem building workshops. Added features include: Major theories of self-esteem Chapter on the new positive psychology 150 new references Dr. Mruk has developed a writing style that is successfully oriented toward both academic and clinical audiences in the areas of counseling, education, nursing, psychology, and social work, thus providing much-needed information for teachers, students, and practicing clinicians in a clear, concise way.

Courage After Fire

Coping Strategies for Troops Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and Their Families


Author: Keith Armstrong,Suzanne Best,Paula Domenici

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 156975277X

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

View: 8328

Strengths-Based Supervision in Clinical Practice


Author: Jeffrey K. Edwards

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483307042

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 717

Moving away from the usual medical-modeled framework of mental health focused on problems, Strengths-Based Supervision in Clinical Practice by Jeffrey K. Edwards takes a postmodern, social construction approach, looking for and amplifying strengths and encouraging stakeholders to use them. Based on research in brain science, as well as from the Information Age/Connectivity Age thinking, the book reframes the focus of supervision, management, and leadership to one that collaborates and builds on strengths with supervisees as competent stakeholders in their work with their clients.

Self-Esteem and Positive Psychology, 4th Edition

Research, Theory, and Practice


Author: Christopher J. J. Mruk, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108997

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 5708

"The author's voice is engaged, authoritative, and convinced of the esential role self-esteem plays in connecting psychological theory to clinical practice, a perspective many readers will welcome....Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries This new edition of the most comprehensive text available on the theories, research findings, and practice implications of self-esteem represents a major shift in our contemporary understanding of self-esteem and positive psychology. The book has been thoroughly updated to integrate positive psychology themes throughout and explain how self-esteem enhancement interventions fit into evidence-based practice. This insightful work provides scholars, clinicians, and students with both an extensive overview of research and with Mrukís often-cited theoretical framework for self-esteem. Featuring the authorís noted Competence and Worthiness Training program for enhancing self-esteem, this fourth edition reflects changes in the field by also including expanded coverage of: Self-esteem in relationships Validity issues in researching self-esteem The concept of authenticity in the self Self-esteem as a function of motivation and well-being Existentially oriented theory Key Features: Offers the most comprehensive and thorough overview of self-esteem theory and research available Considers self-esteem from personality, human development, and clinical perspectives Contains updated and more integrated coverage of self-esteem as a major element of positive psychology Places clinical practices that enhance self-esteem in the context of evidence-based practice Features expanded coverage of personal relationships, research issues, and well-being in self

Der Marshmallow-Effekt

Wie Willensstärke unsere Persönlichkeit prägt


Author: Walter Mischel

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641119278

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 1100

Wie Willensstärke unsere Persönlichkeit prägt Es ist das wohl berühmteste Experiment in der Geschichte der Psychologie: Ein Kind bekommt einen Marshmallow vorgesetzt und hat die Wahl – sofort aufessen oder warten, um später zwei zu bekommen? Wird es zögern oder zugreifen? Und was bedeutet diese Entscheidung für sein späteres Leben? Walter Mischel, weltbekannter Psychologe und Erfinder des Marshmallow-Tests, zeigt in seinem Buch, wie Selbstdisziplin unsere Persönlichkeit prägt – und wie sie uns, in gesundem Maße, hilft, unser Leben zu meistern. Als Mischel vor mehr als vierzig Jahren vier- bis sechsjährige Kinder zum Marshmallow-Test bat, wollte er herausfinden, wie Menschen auf Verlockungen reagieren. Eher durch Zufall entdeckte er, dass die Fähigkeit der Kinder zum Belohnungsaufschub beeinflusste, wie sie später ihr Leben meistern würden. Je besser es ihnen gelang, sich zu beherrschen, desto eher entwickelten sie Selbstvertrauen, Stressresistenz und soziale Kompetenz. Wie aber kommt es, dass manche Menschen offenbar über stärkere Willenskraft verfügen als andere? Und, noch wichtiger: Ist diese Fähigkeit genetisch veranlagt oder kann man sie lernen? Walter Mischel beschäftigt sich seit mehr als vierzig Jahren mit diesen Fragen – im vorliegenden Buch präsentiert er seine faszinierenden Erkenntnisse zum ersten Mal der breiten Öffentlichkeit.

A Parent's Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens

Giving Your Child Roots and Wings


Author: Kenneth R. Ginsburg

Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics

ISBN: 9781581102260

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 308

View: 6629

Provides guidance and tools for parents on building competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping, and control in children of all ages, and includes stress management guides for teens and preteens.

What to do when your children turn into teenagers


Author: David Bennett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781864710779

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 387

View: 1900

Every parent wonders if they are doing a good job. When their kids become teenagers, they begin to doubt themselves even more. By 16, one in three Australian teenagers has had sex. By 14, one in two drinks alcohol weekly. After car accidents, suicide is the most common cause of teenage death. The statistics are frightening - and even worse if you are the parent of a teenager. WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR CHILDREN TURN INTO TEENAGERS gives parents answers they desperately need. It covers the key issues that arise with each stage of the teenage years including:* the physical and emotional highs and lows of puberty* diet, health and eating disorders* problems at school and university* drugs and risk taking* how to protect your marriage when the children are out of control* tips for resolving conflicts with your teenagers.* where to go when you need to call in the professionals.If you ever wanted to get your teenager to clean their room - without a huge argument - this is the book for you. If you want them to still love you as they become empowered adults, you can't do without it.

American Psychologist

Journal of the American Psychological Association


Author: American psychological association

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 4354

Working with High-conflict Families of Divorce

A Guide for Professionals


Author: Mitchell A. Baris

Publisher: Jason Aronson Incorporated


Category: Psychology

Page: 302

View: 947

This practical handbook defines the dynamics of high conflict, explains its impact on children, identifies the specific role of the professional, and offers specific techniques that have proven helpful.

Children Today


Author: Grace J. Craig,Digdon, Nancy Linda,Marguerite D. Kermis

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130870032

Category: Social Science

Page: 588

View: 4205