In the last decade, social psychology has become the dominant social science perspective adopted by leisure researchers to study and understand the role of leisure in people's lives. There is also a renewed interest in the practical applications of social psychology for understanding urgent social issues. Social psychological methods, theories, and findings are being applied to the solution and the planning of improved arrangements for health, work, home life and, of course, leisure.A Social Psychology of Leisure is written to serve as a textbook for undergraduate students taking a course in the psychological and social aspects of leisure and recreation.The success of any text depends ultimately on its ability to communicate clearly to student readers and to spark student interest in the field of study. A Social Psychology of Leisure presents material simply, yet doesn't oversimplify, and illustrates basic principles with enthusiasm for the field. No previous course in general social psychology is required with this text.