“What is it that enables you to cultivate your talents, to build deep, lasting relationships with others, to feel pleasure, and to contribute meaningfully to the world? In a word, what is it that allows you to flourish?”
In Flourish, Dr. Martin Seligman, a pioneer of Positive Psychology, explores the construct of well-being. He describes that well-being theory has five measurable pillars: Happiness (or Positive Emotion), Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishment. These are interwoven with topics such as grit and resilience, through personal anecdotes, case studies, and interactive exercises.
With a focus on positive education and well-being, Flourish will be of interest to learners of all ages and all disciplines.
Flourish is the current selection for the Quiet Book Club, an initiative of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). We invite all RDC students, staff, and faculty to read the book and join us at our next meeting to share how the book has impacted you personally or professionally:
Quiet Book Club
January 17, 2017 from 12-1 pm
Flourish is part of the RDC Library Collection.
It will soon be available for purchase in the RDC Campus Store.
Recommended Reading from RDC Library
- Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment by Martin Seligman
- Rising Strong by Brené Brown
- Resilience: How to Cope When Everything Around You Keeps Changing by Liggy Webb
- Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education by Jeanie Cockell and Joan McArthur-Blair
- Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths by C.R. Snyder, Shane J. Lopez, and Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti
- Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth (request via NEOS)