The costs and benefits of hedonism: some consequences of taking casual leisure seriously

  title={The costs and benefits of hedonism: some consequences of taking casual leisure seriously},
  author={Robert A. Stebbins},
  journal={Leisure Studies},
  pages={305 - 309}
  • R. Stebbins
  • Published 1 January 2001
  • Psychology
  • Leisure Studies
Casual leisure has been defined as immediately, intrinsically rewarding, relatively short-lived pleasurable activity requiring little or no special training to enjoy it (Stebbins, 1997). Among its types are play (including dabbling), relaxation (e.g., sitting, napping, strolling), passive entertainment (e.g., TV, books, recorded music), active entertainment (e.g., games of chance, party games), sociable conversation, and sensory stimulation (e.g., sex, eating, drinking, sight seeing) and casual… 

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