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Publisher's Summary

World renowned researcher Dr. Barbara Fredrickson gives you the lab-tested tools necessary to create a healthier, more vibrant, and flourishing life through a process she calls "the upward spiral." You'll discover:

What positivity is, and why it needs to be heartfelt to be effective

The 10 sometimes surprising forms of positivity

Why positivity is more important than happiness

How positivity can enhance relationships, work, and health, and how it relieves depression, broadens minds, and builds lives

The top-notch research that backs the three-to-one "positivity ratio" as a key tipping point

That your own sources of positivity are unique and how to tap into them

How to calculate your current positivity ratio, track it, and improve itWith Positivity, you'll learn to see new possibilities, bounce back from setbacks, connect with others, and become the best version of yourself.
©2009 Barbara Fredrickson (P)2009 Random House Audio
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2 out of 5 stars
By Joao Coelho on 12-13-11

Good content, poorly delivered

A bit ironic that I'm saying negative things on a book about positivity, but oh well..
The content of the book is overall ok and gets better towards the end. I think it could be a lot shorter as the author sometimes goes into examples that take too long and are not always as applicable to the point she's trying to make as I would like. Other books based on scientific studies (such as Dan Ariely's) also present studies but in a much clearer and funnier way, which helps us readers enjoy and remember more.
Also the narrator seems like she's reading a fairy tale.
I stuck through the whole thing and learned a few things, but overall it wasn't a ver good experience, in my opinion.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Renee on 04-02-09

I'm so glad I listened to this book!

I loved listening to this book on my way back and forth to work each day. It always gave me something to think about thoughout my day; some new things to consider or try. I found myself really trying to listen to other people and trying to understand where they were coming from as I was listening to this book. She has so many good, practical, and easy ideas to help you be the most positive and happy person you can be. I'm so glad I listened to this book!

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