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As an explanation for leisure
satisfaction and behavior
satisfaction Autotelic Activities: possessing
intrinsic reward potential &
requiring a certain degree of
self-directed concentration –
leisure & enjoyment.
leisure Exotelic activities: Primarily
extrinsic potential and external
locus of control or externally
directed concentration – work &
When faced with boredom: engage in leisure
which is novel or complex and your (physical,
mental, emotional) arousal will be elevated
When faced with anxiety: engage in leisure that
reduces complexity or novelty and your
(physical, mental, emotional) arousal will be
Continually seek an optimal level of arousal....
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- Spring '11