Leisure and Positive Psychology: Linking Activities with Positiveness

Leisure and Positive Psychology: Linking Activities with Positiveness

by Robert A. Stebbins

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Overview

Leisure and Positive Psychology: Linking Activities with Positiveness by Robert A. Stebbins

This book explores, from a leisure studies perspective, the central role that leisure has to play in positive psychology, exploring themes such as flow, fulfilment, altruism, well-being, and interpersonal relationships.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137569936
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 03/27/2016
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Robert A. Stebbins is Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary, Canada. His research and theoretic interests lie in work, leisure, and volunteering. His most recent books include Careers in Serious Leisure (2014) and The Idea of Leisure (2012).

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Serious Leisure Perspective
2. Positiveness in the Serious Pursuits
3. Interpersonal Relationships
4. Contemplation and Spirituality.
5. Altruism
6. Contributions to Community and Organization
7. Quality of Life and Well-Being
8. Casual and Project-Based Leisure
9. Play and Creativity
10. Conclusion

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