Martin E.P. Seligman


Born
in Albany, The United States
August 12, 1942


Seligman is the Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology in the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Psychology. He was previously the Director of the Clinical Training Program in the department. Seligman was elected President of the American Psychological Association by the widest margin in its history and served in that capacity during the 1998 term.[4] He is the founding editor-in-chief of Prevention and Treatment Magazine (the APA electronic journal), and is on the board of advisers of Parents.

Seligman has written about positive psychology topics such as The Optimistic Child, Child's Play, Learned Optimism, Authentic Happiness," and in 2011, "Flourish."

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“While you can't control your experiences, you can control your explanations.”
Martin E.P. Seligman, Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life

“Authentic happiness derives from raising the bar for yourself, not rating yourself against others.”
Martin E.P. Seligman, Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment

“Curing the negatives does not produce the positives.”
Martin E.P. Seligman, Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life

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