Martin Seligman

1942 - Today

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Martin Elias Pete Seligman (; born August 12, 1942) is an American psychologist, educator, and author of self-help books. Seligman is a strong promoter within the scientific community of his theories of positive psychology and of well-being. His theory of learned helplessness is popular among scientific and clinical psychologists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martin Seligman has received more than 720,115 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Martin Seligman is the 64th most popular psychologist, the 884th most popular biography from United States (up from 949th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Martin Seligman ranks 64 out of 182. Before him are Fritz Perls, Ernst Kretschmer, Ernst Heinrich Weber, Margaret Mahler, Pierre Janet, and Roger Wolcott Sperry. After him are Bruno Bettelheim, Timothy Leary, G. Stanley Hall, Nise da Silveira, Otto Rank, and Edward B. Titchener.

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Among people born in 1942, Martin Seligman ranks 59Before him are Leo Beenhakker, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, Walter Hill, Maurizio Pollini, Alassane Ouattara, and Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark. After him are Carlos Reutemann, Giacomo Agostini, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Peter Greenaway, Felipe González, and Wolfgang Schäuble.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Martin Seligman ranks 884 out of 15,968. Before him are Jon Bon Jovi (1962), John J. Pershing (1860), Woody Harrelson (1961), Michelle Obama (1964), Keith Haring (1958), and Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913). After him are Robert Rauschenberg (1925), Daniel Keyes (1927), Robert Solow (1924), John L. Hall (1934), Ray Tomlinson (1941), and Richard Dean Anderson (1950).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Martin Seligman ranks 23Before him are Leon Festinger (1919), Aaron T. Beck (1921), Philip Zimbardo (1933), Stanley Milgram (1933), Edward C. Tolman (1886), and Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913). After him are Timothy Leary (1920), G. Stanley Hall (1846), Mary Ainsworth (1913), George Armitage Miller (1920), Frederick Herzberg (1923), and David McClelland (1917).

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