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Helplessness on depression, development, and death by Martin E. P. Seligman

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Published by W. H. Freeman in New York .
Written in English


  • Helplessness (Psychology),
  • Depression, Mental.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-235) and indexes.

StatementMartin E. P. Seligman ; with a new introduction by the author.
SeriesA Series of books in psychology
LC ClassificationsBF575.H4 S44 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxv, 250 p. ;
Number of Pages250
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL844683M
ISBN 10071672328X
LC Control Number95122881

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