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Friday Inspiration and Fun. In the last decade of the twentieth century, the Positive Psychology movement got underway, thanks largely to the work of Martin Seligman and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania. Seligman made his original academic reputation studying “learned helplessness,” a standard feature of psychological depression. As his studies unfolded, however, he pretty much reversed his orientation as he realized that his ostensibly helpless patients could learn to take control of their lives and rather quickly overcome their depression. Thus Seligman turned from the study of “learned helplessness” to the study of “learned optimism.” Though Seligman himself claims to be mildly pessimistic by temperament, he titled his next two books Learned Optimism and Authentic Happiness.
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