• by Barbara Fredrickson
  • Narrated by Kimberly Farr
  • 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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Customer Reviews

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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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- Renee


Easily readable and packed with good information, 'Positivity' is important for those who want a step-by-step approach to a flourishing life.
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- Chuck

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-27-2009
  • Publisher: Random House Audio