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Contributors:

Professor Martin Seligman

Co-founder and undisputed intellectual leader of the Positive Psychology movement. Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, past president of the American Psychological Association and author of several internationally acclaimed books including Authentic Happiness, Learned Optimism and The Optimistic Child.
01: Explanatory style, pessimism and links with learned helplessness (2'55)

Dr Karen Reivich

Research Associate in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania and Co-Director of the Penn Resiliency Program. Co-author of The Optimistic Child (with Martin Seligman) and co-author of The Resilience Factor.
02: What is optimism? (2'22)

03: Effects of Pessimistic Thinking (2'39)

04: The Potential Dangers of Optimism (1'44)

Dr Harry Burns

Worked as a surgeon for many years before becoming Head of Public Health for the Greater Glasgow Health Board. Currently Chief Medical Officer in Scotland.Has an abiding interest in the reason for health inequalities.
05: The Biology Linking Hopelessness, Stress Hormones and Ill-Health (6'55)
Note: The whole lecture outlining other biological processes, such as the inflammatory process, the role of the hippocampus and telemeres, which may undermine the health of people from deprived areas can soon be accessed on the Scottish Resources section of the website


Professor Martin Seligman

Co-founder and undisputed intellectual leader of the Positive Psychology movement. Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, past president of the American Psychological Association and author of several internationally acclaimed books including Authentic Happiness, Learned Optimism and The Optimistic Child.
06: Using ?disputation? to counteract pessimism and build optimism (4'44)

Dr Karen Reivich

Research Associate in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania and Co-Director of the Penn Resiliency Program. Co-author of The Optimistic Child (with Martin Seligman) and co-author of The Resilience Factor.
07: Albert Ellis and the ABC model (4'23)

08: Getting Unstuck from Negative Emotions (4'39)

09: Generating Alternatives (3'53)

10: Evaluating Evidence (3'07)

11: Real Time Strategies (06;29)

Professor Martin Seligman

Co-founder and undisputed intellectual leader of the Positive Psychology movement. Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, past president of the American Psychological Association and author of several internationally acclaimed books including Authentic Happiness, Learned Optimism and The Optimistic Child.
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