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Supersurvivors

The Surprising Link Between Suffering And Success

By David B. author Feldman

Starting where resiliency studies leave off, two psychologists explore the science of remarkable accomplishment in the wake of trauma, revealing the surprising principles that allow people to transform their lives and achieve extraordinary things.

Over four billion people worldwide will survive a trauma during their lives. Some will experience severe post-traumatic stress. Most will eventually recover and return to life as normal. But sometimes, survivors do more than bounce back. Sometimes they bounce forward.

These are the Supersurvivors—individuals who not only rebuild their lives, but also thrive and grow in ways never previously imagined. Beginning where resilience ends, David B. Feldman and Lee Daniel Kravetz look beyond the tenets of traditional psychology for a deeper understanding of the strength of the human spirit. What they have found flies in the face of conventional wisdom—that positive thinking may hinder more than help; that perceived support can be just as good as the real thing; and that realistic expectations may be a key to great success.

They introduce the humble but powerful notion of grounded hope as the foundation for overcoming trauma. The authors interviewed dozens of men and women whose stories serve as the counterpoint to the latest scientific research. Feldman and Kravetz then brilliantly weave these extraordinary narratives with new science, creating an emotionally compelling and thought-provoking look at what is possible in the face of human tragedy. Supersurvivors will reset our thinking about how we deal with challenges, no matter how big or small.

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Book

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  • 155.24 Fel, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780062267856


Format: Book
Author: Feldman, David B. author
Summary: Two psychologists explore the science of remarkable accomplishment in the wake of trauma, revealing the surprising principles that allow people to transform their lives and achieve extraordinary things.
Title: Supersurvivors : the surprising link between suffering and success / David B. Feldman, PhD, and Lee Daniel Kravetz.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : HarperWave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
Subject: Self-actualization (Psychology) Suffering. Success -- Psychological aspects. Hope.
Isbn: 9780062267856 006226785X
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Call Number: 155.24 Fel
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Bib Id: 534392

Format: Book
Author: Feldman, David B. author.
Summary: Two psychologists explore the science of remarkable accomplishment in the wake of trauma, revealing the surprising principles that allow people to transform their lives and achieve extraordinary things.
Title: Supersurvivors : the surprising link between suffering and success / David B. Feldman, PhD, and Lee Daniel Kravetz.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : HarperWave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
Description: ix, 243 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Self-actualization (Psychology)
Subjects: Suffering.
Subjects: Success -- Psychological aspects.
Subjects: Hope.
Other Author: Kravetz, Lee Daniel, author.
Other Title: Super survivors
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-227) and index.
Contents: To survive or to supersurvive -- The paradox of positive thinking -- The truth of illusion -- The world we thought we knew -- The company we keep -- Awakened by death -- Faith's mixed blessing -- Forgiving the unforgivable -- The right choice.
ISBN: 9780062267856
ISBN: 006226785X
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Call Number: 155.24 Fel