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Open Cloze - (C2) Certificate of Proficiency in English

For questions 1-8, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Positive Psichology

For anyone involved in the field, the term 'positive psychology' has (0) BECOME a familiar one in recent years. The term is attached to a movement which seeks to restore (1) ............ are regarded as 'positive' features of human nature, such as happiness, virtues, personal strengths and altruism, (2) ............ their rightful place within the field of psychology. The movement can be seen as a reaction to a perceived over-emphasis on mental illness, (3) ............ the expense of mental health, in the study of psychology. (4) ............ the term positive psychology was actually coined by humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow as (5) ............ back as 1964, neither the term nor the intellectual approach surrounding it really took (6) ............ until Martin Seligman made it the centrepiece of his presidency of the American Psychological Association in 1998 (7) ............. then the movement has (8) ............ ground across the USA and beyond, with popular authors, like former New York Times writer Daniel Coleman, playing a major role in fuelling its widespread appeal

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