Half empty, half full : understanding the psychological roots of optimism
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Kirtland Community College Library||BF 698.35 .O57 V38 2000||30775305533136||General Collection||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0151004013
- ISBN: 9780151004010
xiv, 240 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Harcourt, ©2000.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Chapter 1 The Illusion of an Island 1 -- Chapter 2 Gorillas in our Midst 15 -- Chapter 3 In the Driver's Seat 39 -- Chapter 4 Vital Limbic Lessons 61 -- Chapter 5 The Ties that Bind 95 -- Chapter 6 The Half-Empty Self 123 -- Chapter 7 Strategies for Seeing the Glass Half Full 145 -- Chapter 8 A Master Illusionist in Action 173 -- Chapter 9 The Beacon on the Horizon, the Light Within 197.|
|Summary, etc.:||"In her book, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and researcher Susan C. Vaughan, M.D., offers fresh and helpful ways to understand optimism. Reality, she shows, is overrated; instead, it is healthy illusions that form the base of optimism. Optimism flows from our ability to interpret and remember our experiences in a positive light. If we can do this on a regular basis and if we can trust ourselves to moderate our own moods, then all the good things that flow from an optimistic view of life can be ours. Examining the origins of optimism in early life and offering new evidence for the role of biology in how we interpret our experience, Vaughan offers some unusual but proven tricks and techniques to fool the brain's circuitry into looking on the bright side."--Jacket.|
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