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Why do some people achieve greater success and happiness thanothers? The key is positive psychology.

For most of its history, psychology has focused mainly on thedarker side of human behaviour - depression, anxiety, psychosis andpsychopathic behaviour. In 1998, Martin Seligman became presidentof the American Psychological Association and inspired a movementto focus on the positives in human behaviour.

Positive Psychology For Dummies:

  • Taps into the burgeoning media focus on happiness and positivemental attitude
  • Provides key information on the origins, theory, methods,practitioners and results of positive psychology
  • Demonstrates how to understand what makes you tick, how to honepositive emotions and how to use positive philosophy for success inboth your personal and working lives.
  • Is perfect for a wide audience, from those wanting to get moreout of their life, to psychology students or counsellors

About the author

Gladeana McMahon is co-author of Performance CoachingFor Dummies. She is regarded as one of the UK’s top tencoaches.
Averil Leimon is co-author of Performance Coaching ForDummies. She is a business psychologist and a leading UKleadership coach.

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