Leisure and Human Development

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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-57167-805-8

Copyright year: 2016

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Leisure and Human Development examines the link between human development and behavior in the context of leisure, which has been described as encompassing one third of people's time.

Developed around age-based periods of life, this book explores human development as it affects and is affected by leisure—what people do when they are relatively free to choose their activities. It discusses three themes: human development influences leisure behavior; leisure behaviors influence development; and leisure plays a role in moderating the effects of life events.

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Developmental Theory and Leisure

Chapter 3: Play in Childhood

Chapter 4: The Power of Leisure as a Developmental Context for Adolescents

Chapter 5: Where the Sidewalk Ends: Pathways to Nature-Dependent Leisure Activities

Chapter 6: Emerging Adulthood and Leisure

Chapter 7: Technology, Leisure, and Human Development: Seeking Virtue in the Virtual

Chapter 8: Time to Eat: Implications of Leisure-Based Eating for Health and Development

Chapter 9: Human Development in the Context of Family Leisure

Chapter 10: Leisure in Middle Adulthood

Chapter 11: Leisure in the Third Age: Finding New Value in a Changing World

Chapter 12: Using Leisure to Find a Way Forward after Loss: A Lifespan Perspective 293

Chapter 13: Possibilities in the Study of Ageing and Leisure in Late Late Life

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