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The Science of Positivity

Narrated by: Amanda Carlin
Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
4 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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Learn the scientific benefits of positivism!

Sometimes it's easiest to look for the worst in every situation - our brains have evolved to scan for problems in order to help avoid them. But you can transcend this natural negativity - if you know how.

The Science of Positivity teaches you how cynical thought habits are formed and how you can rewire yourself to go beyond them. Neurochemical expert Loretta Graziano Breuning, PhD, empowers you to transcend negativity by creating new thought habits. You'll learn simple, practical actions you can take to shift your thinking to a way that causes your brain to reward optimism with the release of happy chemicals. You can even permanently replace cynical thought patterns with realistic and optimistic thoughts.

In just minutes a day for six weeks, you will build new pathways to see the world in new ways. Frustration is an inevitable part of life, but rather than using cynicism to manage frustration, you can rewire your brain to get beyond it. 

©2016 Loretta Graziano Breuning (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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Definitely the Science, but lacks humanity

The content of the book is great, but the narrator sounds like a robot that drolls you to sleep. I wanted to stay positive, and keep the message in mind while listening, but found that I often would be bored because the voice just wasn't upbeat and energetic. It felt like a dull science teacher was reading from this book, which is a shame because it has a wealth of information.

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Chemical Basis for Common Behaviors and How to Change

This book details why certain behaviors, that are not optimal in modern life, occur. These behaviors cause a chemical response that can sooth in the short run but can cause problems in the long run. The book shows how the release of positive brain chemicals can be triggered by optimal behaviors through a retraining process.

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a little existential, but not bad

overall not bad, not told in a way that worked for me....a bit clinical. if that would work for you, you will love it.

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  • Michael L.
  • 06-20-18

Dreadful. Read by a robot and is hard to follow

Struggled to get past first chapter. Sounds like it's read by a robot. Not at all easy to follow

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  • Likmjk
  • 09-16-19

robot narrator

couldn't listen to it because the narration is so painfully robotic. I seriously wonder if it was Microsoft narrator in some places but then at others it sounds very human. very curious