If you get this book, you can take the test referred to in the book and in these comments by going to http://www.stanford.edu/class/msande271/onlinetools/LearnedOpt.html
Terrible. The book is based on a test you get with the book. The audio version doesn’t give you the test.
Awesome book !!!!!!!!! Improved my thinking patter.n
Psych 101 and common sense. Not worth the trouble
the presenters are kind of boring, they do not teach you per say, but just go over facts.
As previous reviews indicated this CD does not have the personal survey included that is referenced on the CD. I assume there was a paper copy of the survey with the original CD. This pretty well renders the first of the two CD's useless as it is intended to evaluate the listener's optimism level based on the their responses to the many questions on this survey. The second CD then attempts to coach the listener on improving their optimism based on the baseline established from this survey.
I have been excited to read/listen this book because I am interested in the theory of "learned helplessness". I was disappointed that you needed to have the questionaire that would have come with the book and I wanted to answer the questions to get the most out of this concept.
The beginning of this audiobook revolves around some type of questionnaire which comes with the book if you purchase it. I ended up having to skip past a chunk of it because I couldn't "score" myself on the questions on the missing card. If you want it, buy it instead of renting it because you will get more out of it that way.