Leisure and Positive Psychology

Linking Activities with Positiveness

Authors: Stebbins, Robert A.

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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.

About the authors

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).

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“The book’s main contribution is to point out that until now positive psychology, and mainstream psychology more generally, have spoken very little about states of relaxation, rest, ease, and pleasurable reflection. Brief chapters examine leisure’s link to personal relationships, altruism, spirituality, community and organizational life, wellbeing and quality of life, amusement and self-fulfillment, and creativity and play. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.” (D. S. Dunn, Choice, Vol. 53 (10), June, 2016)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Leisure and Positive Psychology
Book Subtitle
Linking Activities with Positiveness
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56994-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-56994-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56993-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 156
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