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(p. 55) Session Seven: Maximizing versus Satisficing 

(p. 55) Session Seven: Maximizing versus Satisficing
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(p. 55) Session Seven: Maximizing versus Satisficing
Author(s):

Tayyab Rashid

and Martin Seligman

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190920241.003.0008
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date: 20 January 2019

Session Seven presents clients with the concepts of maximizing, which involves aiming to make the best possible choice, and satisficing, which involves making a “good enough” choice. Clinicians will help clients figure out whether they are maximizers or satisficers. The central positive psychotherapy practice covered in this session is Toward Satisficing. The chapter provides a list of readings, videos, and websites that relate to maximizing and satisficing and offers two worksheets to practice the concepts learned in the chapter. The chapter also includes a real-life case study that illustrates how to move Toward Satisficing. Tips for moving Toward Satisficing are also provided.

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