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ERIC Number: EJ1205666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0026-7902
Setting an Agenda for Positive Psychology in SLA: Theory, Practice, and Research
MacIntyre, Peter D.; Gregersen, Tammy; Mercer, Sarah
Modern Language Journal, v103 n1 p262-274 Spr 2019
In this article we introduce Positive Psychology (PP), a relatively new subfield of psychology, and outline its development since the year 2000. We describe ways in which PP represents an exciting addition to the Second Language Acquisition (SLA) literature and the ways it is already influencing trends in education generally, thus creating promising expectations of its impact on language teaching and learning. After reviewing the progress made thus far under the rubric of PP in SLA, we offer suggestions for an agenda to move forward with theory, research, and practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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