Positive Psychology Perspectives on Foreign Language by Danuta Gabryś-Barker, Dagmara Galajda

By Danuta Gabryś-Barker, Dagmara Galajda

This publication introduces readers to the rules of a pretty new department of psychology – optimistic psychology – and demonstrates how they are often utilized within the context of moment language acquisition in a traditional surroundings and in advised overseas language (FL) studying. It focuses either at the health and wellbeing and good fortune of the learner and the pro and private healthiness of the instructor. extra, the e-book stresses the significance of the confident feelings and personality strengths of these fascinated by the method of language studying and educating, in addition to the numerous position performed through allowing associations reminiscent of institution and, on the micro-level, person FL classes.

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Perhaps researchers could also study “collectivist cultural FTP,” which might include goal-setting and planning for deepening the following collectivist values: highly responsible, in-group nurturing and loyalty; achievement for the sake of the family or group rather than the individual; and communication patterns that are indirect, formal, and polite. L. Oxford H for Habits of Mind Habits of mind, the focus of the sixth dimension, are “composite(s) of many skills, attitudes, cues, past experiences, and proclivities” and are also “patterns of intellectual behavior” that we value more than other such patterns and that we choose to enact at certain times and in particular contexts (Costa & Kallick, 2008, para.

5 Conclusion The principles of positive psychology suggest that the focus on previously neglected positive traits, emotions, and institutions is well worth pursuing. The positive attributes of people are at least as worthy of rigorous research attention as their negative attributes, and together provide a more comprehensive understanding of teaching and learning processes than either can alone. PosPsy is helping to balance the focus on both addressing problems that people encounter and ways in which they flourish.

After that, I decided to create my own model, EMPATHICS, which is more extensive, more grounded in the theory of complex systems, and richer in related research (Oxford, 2016). My ultimate goal is to enhance the lives of language learners, although the model can also relate to individuals in countless contexts. At the same time, the EMPATHICS model seems broad enough to encompass the well-being of people who are formally no longer learners, although all of us are arguably learners throughout the lifespan.

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