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Martin Seligman
Martin Seligman
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Member Since
Aug. 31, 2015
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Bridge Player
about me

I have written about 30 books and 300 articles on motivation and learning.

I'm a serious, but mediocre player, and I love the game.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Lair, Soloway, Rodwell and many other teachers
BBO Username
mseligman
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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Analysis and Visualization - 54th EBTC
I work professionally on resilience--coming back from defeat. In fact using an optimism questionnaire, Barry Schwartz and I out-predicted the Hideous Hog for the 1988 Vanderbilt--our one attempt at bridge prediction. The Daily Bulletin featured our contest. We also used parallel questionnaire information to successfully decide which swimmers to put ...
Murray Melton - Rest in Peace
I had the pleasure of playing at least 10,000 hands with Murray on the internet over the last decade. He was a very fine player and a man of high integrity. I miss him.
Mark Lair's TWO Great Bids
Sorry, North (Lair) had one fewer club and one more diamond.
Best Advice Ever
The second best advice I ever got: Eric Rodwell: "When in doubt, bid what you think you can make."
Why are men more successful at bridge than women?
Robb Gordon suggested that I should comment. I am not an expert on this, but I do know some relevant literature. The action often is in the distribution, not the mean, in sex differences in "talent." There is no measure of bridge "talent," but the large literature on sex differences ...
Misinformation
Why is calling the director immediately upon the mis-alert of 2d as Flannery not part of the options in this thread? This will completely wake up partner, of course, but partner is not allowed to take advantage of this because it qualifies as Unauthorized Information (UI). What is wrong with ...
The Videos Shout: Balicki-Zmudzinski
I am (at least part time) a professional teacher of methodology. Speaking from this perspective, I want to congratulate Kit (and his colleagues). This work is (almost) impeccable, methodologically.
Why do major players cheat?
A world class player who does not want to be named gave me permission to publish the following: "I think that even world class players underestimate how difficult it is to judge the ability of cheaters. There are four reasons I can think of that cheaters' talent levels are difficult ...
Why do major players cheat?
One famous player privately told me that many years ago he had been asked by a partner to cheat. He declined. I am not in his league, but I have never been asked to cheat. I wonder how many serious bridge players have been so approached?
Why do major players cheat?
I am learning a great deal reading your comment, Peter, and many of the other comments as well.
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