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date: 15 February 2019

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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.

Keywords: positive psychology, physical activity, psychological well-being, positive emotions, resilience, positive psychology interventions

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