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The fear of relaxation and leisure

The fear of relaxation and leisure THE FEAR OF RELAXATION AND LEISURE ALEXANDER REID MARTIN ~ THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS from Web- Activity. Working as chairman of this J-'ster form a necessary preface to this committee over the past two years, it has presentation: become increasingly obvious that this field "Relax--to remit attention or effort, to of interest is one of tremendous scope, in- become less diligent, to unbend, to seek volving a most important and significant recreation or rest." phase of modern life. An intelligent ap- "Relaxation--a recreative state, diver- proach to this whole problem of leisure sion, recreation. Abatement, slackening, time in our culture necessitates at the out- ease and rest." set an enunciation of a philosophy that will "Leisure" is closely connected with re- be in keeping with contemporaneous think- laxation, but has a more extensive and ing, take into account the dynamic, holistic, more general application and implication. fourth-dimensional philosophies of the It is defined as follows: "Opportunity and twentiet h century and utilize the knowledge freedom to do something. Time free from of conscious and unconscious motivations employment. Time at one's command. Free that have been disclosed by psychoanalysis. from engagement. A period of unengaged This paper is intended as a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American Journal of Psychoanalysis Springer Journals

The fear of relaxation and leisure

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
1951 The Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
ISSN
0002-9548
eISSN
1573-6741
DOI
10.1007/BF01872804
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Abstract

THE FEAR OF RELAXATION AND LEISURE ALEXANDER REID MARTIN ~ THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS from Web- Activity. Working as chairman of this J-'ster form a necessary preface to this committee over the past two years, it has presentation: become increasingly obvious that this field "Relax--to remit attention or effort, to of interest is one of tremendous scope, in- become less diligent, to unbend, to seek volving a most important and significant recreation or rest." phase of modern life. An intelligent ap- "Relaxation--a recreative state, diver- proach to this whole problem of leisure sion, recreation. Abatement, slackening, time in our culture necessitates at the out- ease and rest." set an enunciation of a philosophy that will "Leisure" is closely connected with re- be in keeping with contemporaneous think- laxation, but has a more extensive and ing, take into account the dynamic, holistic, more general application and implication. fourth-dimensional philosophies of the It is defined as follows: "Opportunity and twentiet h century and utilize the knowledge freedom to do something. Time free from of conscious and unconscious motivations employment. Time at one's command. Free that have been disclosed by psychoanalysis. from engagement. A period of unengaged This paper is intended as a

Journal

The American Journal of PsychoanalysisSpringer Journals

Published: Dec 1, 1951

Keywords: Clinical Psychology; Psychotherapy; Psychoanalysis

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