Play and Development
Evolutionary, Sociocultural and Functional Perspectives
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Play and Development by Artin Goncu
Book DescriptionChildren's play is a universal human activity, and one that serves a significant purpose in personal development. Throughout this volume, which is an extension of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, the editors and contributors explore assumptions about play and its status as a unique and universal activity in humans. As a whole, Play and Development delves into three lines of research concerning this topic: examining these assumptions from an ethological perspective, exploring the view of research that shows play to be socially and culturally constructed, and looking at varied applications of play in the different contexts of childhood. Topics covered in this volume include: * evolutionary foundations and functions of play * children's play as cultural interpretation * the use of imagination in children's play * the imaginary companions created by children and adults This volume will be of interest to scholars and researchers in the fields of developmental psychology and cognitive development, and will be sought out by active researchers and practitioners in the field.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805852615
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publish Date: 26-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Artin Goncu
Children in Play, Story and School, Hardback (September 2001)
Imaginative play and story telling occupy key roles in children's psychological development and socialization. Bringing together leading contributors, this volume explores what play and story mean to young children.
Children's Engagement in the World, Paperback (May 1999)» View all books by Artin Goncu
This volume, first published in 1999, examines children's development and education within a social and cultural context.
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