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Negativity can poison our lives, our relationships, and how we feel about ourselves. It can give us the sense of being overwhelmed and trapped, that we’re bringing down those we love, and failing to cope. Positivity can make a real difference. World renowned Positive Psychologist Dr Barbara Fredrickson brings twenty years of research in this revolutionary science to help you defeat your negative emotions. With her lab-tested 3-to-1 positivity ratio, Fredrickson provides you with an easy-to-use tool to help you transform your outlook without always struggling to find the bright side. Exploring a process she calls the ‘upward spiral’, she explains:
• Why positivity is more important than happiness
• New ways to tap into your unique sources of positivity
• How to calculate your positivity ratio, track it, and improve it
Read Positivity and take the first steps towards improving your life.
Positive psychology pioneer Fredrickson introduces readers to the power of harnessing happiness to transform their lives, backed up by impressive lab research. The author lays out the "core truths" and 10 forms of positivity joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, amusement, inspiration, awe and love in a book that promises to change the way people look at feeling good. Disdainful of Pollyannaism, Fredrickson remains realistic in her treatment and provides scientific evidence to illustrate her findings that maintaining a 3:1 "positivity ratio" of positive thoughts to negative emotions creates a "tipping point" between "languishing and flourishing." The book includes compelling case studies, concrete tips, a Positivity Self Test and a tool kit for decreasing negativity and raising the positivity ratio. Although many of Fredrickson's methods and theories (notes on meditation and karma) will seem familiar to anyone versed in yoga or eastern religions, the scientific foundation of her arguments and additional online resources (www.positivityratio.com) offer readers a chance to experiment with positivity and very possibly lead richer lives.