Leisure Behaviour and Development
Leisure Behaviour and Development introduces students to the study of human leisure behaviour using concepts and theories from a psychological perspective. Types of developmental, behavioural, cognitive and emotional transitions that occur throughout the human lifespan are examined and applied to the study of leisure. The inter-relationships between human development and leisure behaviour are emphasised through attention to the reciprocal influences of development and leisure. Individual differences in leisure participation and experience are explored using theories, models and case studies related to the concepts of play and socialisation, choice and constraint, motivation and commitment, and personality and identity. Throughout the course students will develop critical skills to explain and understand this important realm of human experience.
- Semester 1 - 2015
1. Demonstrate an integrative understanding of the major determinants and general features of human growth and development;
2. Demonstrate knowledge of selected psychological theories and concepts as they apply to leisure;
3. Apply human growth and development theories and concepts to everyday human experiences;
4. Employ various theoretical perspectives to evaluate individual differences in the choice and experience of leisure and leisure participation in general;
5. Apply effective critical thinking and communication skills.
The course includes but is not restricted to the following topics:
- Concepts in applied behaviour analysis.
- Theories in Developmental Psychology.
- Identity and personality theories.
- Human lifespan transitions.
- Leisure motivation and commitment.
- Leisure choice and constraint.
- Children's social development, play and socialisation.
- Youth leisure, boredom, sensation-seeking, risk and deviance.
- Active ageing.
Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Tutorial Exercises
Quiz: Class Quiz
Formal Examination: Formal Examination
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks