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Physical activity : positive psychology in motion

Mutrie, N. and Faulkner, G. (2004) Physical activity : positive psychology in motion. In: Positive Psychology in Practice. John Wiley & Sons Inc.. ISBN 978-0-471-45906-4

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Abstract

Positive psychology looks at areas like well-being and fulfillment. While the larger question of optimal human functioning is hardly new, positive psychology offers a common language on this subject to professionals working in a variety of subdisciplines and practices. Applicable in many settings and relevant for individuals, groups, organizations, communities, and societies, positive psychology is a genuinely integrative approach to professional practice. This chapter examines how physical activity acts to promote positive psychology in motion.