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What you can change-- and what you can't : the complete guide to successful self-improvement : learning to accept who you are  Cover Image Book Book

What you can change-- and what you can't : the complete guide to successful self-improvement : learning to accept who you are

Summary: In the climate of self-improvement that pervades our culture, there is an overwhelming amount of information about treatments for everything from alcohol abuse to sexual dysfunction. Much of this information is exaggerated if not wholly inaccurate. As a result, people who try to change their own troubling conditions often experience the frustration of mixed success, success followed by a relapse, or outright failure. To address this confusion, Martin Seligman has meticulously analyzed the most authoritative scientific research on treatments for alcoholism, anxiety, weight loss, anger, depression, and a range of phobias and obsessions to discover what is the most effective way to address each condition. He frankly reports what does not work, and pinpoints the techniques and therapies that work best for each condition, discussing why they work and how you can use them to make long lasting change. Inside you'll discover the four natural healing factors for recovering from alcoholism; the vital difference between overeating and being overweight; the four therapies that work for depression, the pros and cons of anger--and much more. Wise, direct, and very useful, What You Can Change and What You Can't will help anyone who seeks to change.

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  • ISBN: 9781400078400
  • ISBN: 1400078407
  • Physical Description: print
    317 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2007.

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General Note:
Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1994. With new pref.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-301) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: What changes? : what doesn't change? -- Booters and bootstrappers : the age of self-improvement and psychotherapy -- Drugs, germs, and genes : the age of biological psychiatry -- Everyday anxiety -- Catastrophic thinking : panic -- Phobias -- Obsessions -- Depression -- The angry person -- Post-traumatic stress -- Sex -- Dieting : a waist is a terrible thing to mind -- Alcohol -- Shedding the skins of childhood -- Depth and change : the theory.
Subject: Change (Psychology)
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Behavior modification

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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