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Change Your World: The Science of Resilience and the True Path to Success
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Michael Ungar
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Change Your World: The Science of Resilience and the True Path to Success

Michael Ungar


The Sutherland House Inc.

Self-help & personal development


265 pages

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Finally, a book that explains why self-help gurus and motivational speakers mostly fail to deliver, and what really produces results.

A billion-dollar self-improvement industry always puts responsibility for change on your shoulders. But this approach, which owes more to the myths of rugged individualism and victim-blaming politics than it does to credible scientific research, has been proven to produce few real and lasting improvements in our health and happiness.

Dr. Michael Ungar's mind-bending new book Change Your World rewrites our tired old narratives of success and personal change from a stunning new perspective. He argues that when things get tough and the odds are stacked against us, self-improvement only goes so far. Dr. Ungar uses the science of resilience and real life examples from across classes and cultures to prove a powerful point: what we really need to flourish is a strong support system and an environment rich in opportunity. Nurturing spouses and families, supportive employers, and effective governments are the real differences between success and failure in our lives.

By:   Michael Ungar
Imprint:   The Sutherland House Inc.
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 241mm,  Width: 159mm, 
ISBN:   9781999439521
ISBN 10:   199943952X
Pages:   265
Publication Date:   May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr. Michael Ungar is a brilliant story-teller and one of the world's leading experts on resilience, which he defines as living well despite adversity. He is the Canada Research Chair in Child, Family, and Community Resilience, a professor of social work at Dalhousie University, and family therapist. He is the author of fourteen books, 135 scientific papers, and a blog for Psychology Today. He has worked with the World Bank, UNESCO, and the Red Cross, and is a recipient of the Canadian Association of Social Workers National Distinguished Service Award.

...well-written and deeply researched... -- (02/14/2019)

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