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  Half Empty, Half Full: Understanding the Psychological Roots of Optimism

 
Our Price: $24.00
Year: 2000
Pages: 240
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 151004013

Product Code: 756761336

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Susan C. Vaughan (au). What makes us see the glass half empty or half full? How does an optimist sustain an upbeat perspective? How can a pessimist change in order to see the world differently? Here Vaughan offers fresh & helpful ways to understand optimism. She shows that healthy illusions form the base of optimism. Optimism flows from our ability to interpret & remember our experiences in a positive light. Examines the origins of optimism in early life & offers new evidence for the role of biology in how we interpret our experience. Offers proven tricks & techniques to fool the brainís circuitry into looking on the bright side. Shows that in learning the skills we need to construct & sustain illusions, we also build a stable, internal psychological core of strength.

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