Press Release for Thursday, March 1, 2007

Seligman Discusses 'Positive Psychology' at UNF

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

Martin Seligman, the Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss “Positive Psychology” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, at the University Center on the campus of the University of North Florida.

He works in the areas of positive psychology, learned helplessness, depression, optimism and pessimism. Seligman has authored 20 books on motivation and personality. Some of his best-known works are “Authentic Happiness,” “Abnormal Psychology,” “The Optimistic Child” and “What You Can Change & What You Can’t.”

Seligman is the recipient of two Distinguished Scientific Contribution awards from the American Psychological Association, the Laurel Award of the American Association for Applied Psychology and Prevention and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Society for Research in Psychopathology. He holds an honorary doctorate from Uppsala, Sweden, and a Doctor of Humane Letters from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. In 1996, Seligman served as president of the American Psychological Association.

This lecture is part of the Distinguished Voices Inquiry and Insight Lecture Series. Tickets for this free lecture can be ordered online at Click on the Spring 2007 Lectures link.