Flourish – Martin Seligman | Notes – Chapters 3 & 4

Flourish – Martin Seligman | Notes – Chapters 3 & 4

– Many factors influence a patient’s perception of what drugs do & how they work – including the name

– Hamilton Depression Scale

– ACT – based on premiss – patients may be better off dealing with their problems rather than trying to get rid of them
– accepting/dealing with problems
– typically an anxiety-disordered person wants to get rid of anxiety – struggling/fighting it
– instead, trust your experience & know you can live a powerful life from here, without first winning the war with your own history

– personality & the Big Five – OCEAN – factor traits – approx 50 to 60% of the variance in extraversion, openness, agreeableness, conscientiousness & neuroticism is genetic in origin with the rest (40 to 50%) influenced by an individual’s unique environment

– the 1956 Dartmouth Conference is largely credited as the birth of Artificial Intelligence

– Frederickson & Losada (2005) – companies with better than 2.9:1 ratio for positive to negative statements are considered to be flourishing

– law is the profession with the highest depression, suicide & divorce rates – Johns Hopkins University 1990 study

– Nathaniel Kleitman – the father of sleep research – coined the term “basic rest & activity cycle”


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