The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self--Not Just Your "Good" Self--Drives Success and Fulfillment

Author(s): Todd Kashdan, PH.D.

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Two mavericks in the field of positive psychology deliver a timely message Happiness experts have long told us to tune out our negative emotions and focus instead on mindfulness, positivity, and optimism. Researchers Todd Kashdan, Ph.D., and Robert Biswas-Diener, Dr. Philos., disagree. Positive emotions alone are not enough. Anger makes us creative, selfishness makes us brave, and guilt is a powerful motivator. The real key to success lies in emotional agility. Drawing upon extensive scientific research and a wide array of real-life examples, The Upside of Your Dark Side will be embraced by business leaders, parents, and everyone else who s ready to put their entire psychological tool kit to work."

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Todd B. Kashdan, PhD is a twin, has twin seven-year-old daughters, and has plans to rapidly populate the world with great conversationalists in Fairfax, Virginia. The son of prominent positive psychologist Ed Diener, Robert Biswas-Diener, Dr. Philos., lives in Portland, Oregon.

General Fields

  • : 9780147516442
  • : Plume Books
  • : Plume Books
  • : August 2015
  • : 203mm X 135mm X 20mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : Todd Kashdan, PH.D.
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 152.4
  • : 304