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Physical Activity as a "Stellar" Positive Psychology Intervention

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Exercise Psychology
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780199968848
ISBN (Print)9780195394313
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2012


This chapter discusses the origins of the positive psychology movement; the main theoretical areas within positive psychology, such as positive emotions, resilience, and psychological well-being; and how physical activity provides a stellar medium for application of these concepts. Furthermore, the chapter discusses the links between the disciplines of positive psychology and physical activity in relation to interventions for well-being. The chapter concludes with a critical reflection and suggestions for future research.

    Research areas

  • Physical activity, Positive emotions, Positive psychology, Positive psychology interventions, Psychological well-being, Resilience

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