- 出版社: Atria Books; Reprint (2012年2月7日)
- 平装: 368页
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 1439190763
- 条形码: 9781439190760
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- ASIN: 1439190763
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Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being (英语) 平装 – 2012年2月7日
"Repaves the path to true happiness. A relentlessly optimistic guidebook on finding and securing individual happiness." –Kirkus
"Important" --Publishers Weekly
"I was immediately charmed... Seligman's intentions are admirable and exciting. He is consumed by his mission, which is to take psychology on from its traditional role in alleviating misery, and broaden it into positive psychology -- the entirely different art of teaching us how to be wiser, stronger, more generous to others, more self-disciplined, and more capable of dealing with difficulty and rejection... The book is full of nuggets about why positive approaches work."
The Sunday Times
Martin E. P. Seligman is the Robert A. Fox Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. His visionary work in Positive Psychology has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Science Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation.
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Personally, I prefer the term "well-being" to "flourish", but semantics aside, the theory and application, conveyed by a passionate practitioner makes for good reading and forms a basis for action.
It would help to have more of the "exercises" laid out or readily available in an online supplement. Certainly the Authentic Happiness profile instruments are helpful in this regard. Also, some of the derivative works, like Jeni Hooper's What Children Need to be Happy, Confident and Successful: Step by Step, can help with structured application.
Thank you Dr. Seligman.
Seligman does make a compelling case for positive psychology, and the approach can no doubt lead to improvements on an institutional level. Despite the good content, I think the approach is a bit simplistic, particularly for people who are dealing with issues of depression and other mental illnesses. I just kept thinking of "Gray skies are gonna clear up -- put on a happy face." It's not always that easy, particularly when life is full of challenges. Sometimes it is a really struggle to find things to be thankful for. I think the approach is a bit simplistic, useful within limita.
I also agree with many of the other reviewers sho found Seligman to be a bit self-congratulatory, going on and on about his own achievements and the amazing people he has drawn into the positive psychology fold -- but I found the anecdotes about the successes of his approach to be entertaining.
Overall, this is not a perfect book, but it provides plenty of guidance on concrete, specific steps one can take to try to enhance one's own well-being.