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By Danuta Gabryś-Barker, Dagmara Galajda

ISBN-10: 3319329545

ISBN-13: 9783319329543

This ebook introduces readers to the rules of a reasonably new department of psychology – confident psychology – and demonstrates how they are often utilized within the context of moment language acquisition in a common setting and in suggested overseas language (FL) studying. It focuses either at the wellbeing and fitness and good fortune of the learner and the pro and private overall healthiness of the instructor. extra, the publication stresses the significance of the optimistic feelings and personality strengths of these all in favour of the method of language studying and instructing, in addition to the numerous function performed through allowing associations comparable to college and, on the micro-level, person FL classes.

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More recently, the journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine dedicated issue 39 (vol. 1, February 2010) to examining the health implications of PosPsy particularly with respect to oncology. The issue captured a debate that in many ways is similar to the Lazarus critique, but with a more specific focus on physical health. The journal editors acknowledge that research into the positive aspects of heath has been expanding rapidly but they expressed concern about the “(…) level of hyperbole and misrepresentation in the popular press; and the potential adverse effects on patients, who may feel ill-served by injunctions to discern positive experiences while confronting harrowing health threats” (p.

2. Pay close attention to definitions and measurement of concepts while considering also the cultural dimensions that impact research and teaching. So Far So Good: An Overview of Positive Psychology … 17 One key lesson emerging from the above critiques is to pay close attention to the definition and measurement of concepts, and to avoid over-generalizing the results of a single study or data from a single context. This is especially important considering the close ties between language and culture, and the risks inherent in adapting psychological concepts cross-culturally.

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