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Play

Play Author Stuart L. Brown
ISBN-10 1583333339
Release 2009
Pages 229
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A psychological analysis based on the author's studies in play behavior reveals how play is essential to the development of social skills, problem-solving abilities, and creativity.



Play Playfulness Creativity and Innovation

Play  Playfulness  Creativity and Innovation Author Patrick Bateson
ISBN-10 9781107015135
Release 2013-07-11
Pages 166
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Examines the role of playfulness in animal and human development, highlighting its links to creativity and, in turn, to innovation.



The psychology of play

The psychology of play Author Susanna Millar
ISBN-10 UOM:39015001423840
Release 1968-11-30
Pages 288
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The psychology of play has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The psychology of play also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The psychology of play book for free.



Play Learning

Play   Learning Author Dorothy Singer
ISBN-10 9780198041429
Release 2006-08-24
Pages 288
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In Play=Learning, top experts in child development and learning contend that in over-emphasizing academic achievement, our culture has forgotten about the importance of play for children's development.



Rethinking Children s Play

Rethinking Children s Play Author Fraser Brown
ISBN-10 9781441194695
Release 2013-01-17
Pages 172
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A thought-provoking re-examination of children's play drawing together insights and experiences across fields such as education, sociology, philosophy and psychology to encourage an inter-disciplinary approach.



Children Play and Development

Children  Play  and Development Author Fergus P. Hughes
ISBN-10 9781483378893
Release 2009-04-02
Pages 384
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"Quite simply, this is the best text on play and development I have ever read. It was thought provoking while being reader-friendly at the same time. This work is very thorough and would be an excellent text for undergraduate or experienced in-service graduates." —L. Kathryn Sharp, The University of Memphis A comprehensive look at children's play from birth to adolescence Children, Play, and Development, Fourth Edition, discusses the relationship of play to the physical, social, intellectual, and emotional growth of the child. Author Fergus P. Hughes focuses on the historical, sociocultural, and ethological context of play; the role of development in play; and the wide range of theories that provide a framework for interpreting play. The changes in this thoroughly updated Fourth Edition include new information on cultural differences in object play, a critique of experimental research on play across cultures, brain correlates of aggressive play in humans and animals, the development of the young child's ability to distinguish between reality and make-believe, computers in the classroom, the development of emergent literacy, and the impact of attachment on children's development. Key Features Offers thorough coverage of theoretical perspectives on play, showing readers how theories contribute to a scientific understanding of play Provides an up-to-date review of the literature, with nearly half of the references new to this edition Includes a rich variety of pedagogical features that illustrate key points and help stimulate class discussions Presents Putting Theory Into Practice sections (two per chapter) that contain practical applications of theory and research High-Quality Ancillaries Instructor Resources on CD include PowerPoint presentations, a comprehensive test bank, and more. Qualified instructors can request a copy by contacting SAGE Customer Care at 1-800-818-SAGE (7243), 6am–5pm PT.



The Oxford Handbook of the Development of Play

The Oxford Handbook of the Development of Play Author Anthony D. Pellegrini
ISBN-10 9780195393002
Release 2011-01
Pages 377
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The Oxford Handbook of the Development of Play marks the first attempt to examine the development of children's play through a rigorous and multidisciplinary approach. Comprising chapters from the foremost scholars in psychology, anthropology, and evolutionary biology, this handbook resets the landscape of developmental science and makes a compelling case for the benefits of play. -- Book Jacket.



Free to Learn

Free to Learn Author Peter Gray
ISBN-10 9780465037919
Release 2013-03-05
Pages 288
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Our children spend their days being passively instructed, and made to sit still and take tests—often against their will. We call this imprisonment schooling, yet wonder why kids become bored and misbehave. Even outside of school children today seldom play and explore without adult supervision, and are afforded few opportunities to control their own lives. The result: anxious, unfocused children who see schooling—and life—as a series of hoops to struggle through. In Free to Learn, developmental psychologist Peter Gray argues that our children, if free to pursue their own interests through play, will not only learn all they need to know, but will do so with energy and passion. Children come into this world burning to learn, equipped with the curiosity, playfulness, and sociability to direct their own education. Yet we have squelched such instincts in a school model originally developed to indoctrinate, not to promote intellectual growth. To foster children who will thrive in today's constantly changing world, we must entrust them to steer their own learning and development. Drawing on evidence from anthropology, psychology, and history, Gray demonstrates that free play is the primary means by which children learn to control their lives, solve problems, get along with peers, and become emotionally resilient. This capacity to learn through play evolved long ago, in hunter-gatherer bands where children acquired the skills of the culture through their own initiatives. And these instincts still operate remarkably well today, as studies at alternative, democratically administered schools show. When children are in charge of their own education, they learn better—and at lower cost than the traditional model of coercive schooling. A brave, counterintuitive proposal for freeing our children from the shackles of the curiosity-killing institution we call school, Free to Learn suggests that it's time to stop asking what's wrong with our children, and start asking what's wrong with the system. It shows how we can act—both as parents and as members of society—to improve children's lives and promote their happiness and learning.



Play Matters

Play Matters Author Miguel Sicart
ISBN-10 9780262325967
Release 2014-08-15
Pages 176
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What do we think about when we think about play? A pastime? Games? Childish activities? The opposite of work? Think again: If we are happy and well rested, we may approach even our daily tasks in a playful way, taking the attitude of play without the activity of play. So what, then, is play? In Play Matters, Miguel Sicart argues that to play is to be in the world; playing is a form of understanding what surrounds us and a way of engaging with others. Play goes beyond games; it is a mode of being human. We play games, but we also play with toys, on playgrounds, with technologies and design. Sicart proposes a theory of play that doesn't derive from a particular object or activity but is a portable tool for being--not tied to objects but brought by people to the complex interactions that form their daily lives. It is not separated from reality; it is part of it. It is pleasurable, but not necessarily fun. Play can be dangerous, addictive, and destructive. Along the way, Sicart considers playfulness, the capacity to use play outside the context of play; toys, the materialization of play -- instruments but also play pals; playgrounds, play spaces that enable all kinds of play; beauty, the aesthetics of play through action; political play -- from Maradona's goal against England in the 1986 World Cup to the hactivist activities of Anonymous; the political, aesthetic, and moral activity of game design; and why play and computers get along so well.



Playing by Heart

Playing by Heart Author O. Fred Donaldson
ISBN-10 OCLC:44462718
Release 2000
Pages 244
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Playing by Heart has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Playing by Heart also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Playing by Heart book for free.



The Playful Brain

The Playful Brain Author Sergio Pellis
ISBN-10 9781780744629
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 288
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For centuries the phenomenon of play has perplexed scientists across the board. Studies by biologists, psychologists, neuroscientists, anthropologists, and educators have excited keen debate and contention, producing diverse opinions that pose play as both a childish waste of time and a necessary tool in the development of a healthy fulfilled individual. But so far the lack of empirical research has meant that questions about functionality of play, its origins, and variety amongst different species remain unanswered. In this fully integrated study Sergio and Vivien Pellis address these questions synthesizing three decades of empirical research to create a truly seminal study into the whys and wherefores of play. With implications for so many disciplines, the Pellis’ original research and novel findings will not only expand our current knowledge of play behaviour, but will inspire change and progress from the laboratory to the playground. Professor Sergio Pellis and Associate Professor Vivien Pellis both work at the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.



Dramatic Play in Childhood

Dramatic Play in Childhood Author Virginia Glasgow Koste
ISBN-10 0435086693
Release 1995
Pages 144
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Koste looks at children's dramatic play and its role in developing life skills.



Wonderland

Wonderland Author Steven Johnson
ISBN-10 9780399184505
Release 2016-11-15
Pages 336
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“A house of wonders itself. . . . Wonderland inspires grins and well-what-d'ya-knows” —The New York Times Book Review From the New York Times–bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From, a look at the world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained. This lushly illustrated history of popular entertainment takes a long-zoom approach, contending that the pursuit of novelty and wonder is a powerful driver of world-shaping technological change. Steven Johnson argues that, throughout history, the cutting edge of innovation lies wherever people are working the hardest to keep themselves and others amused. Johnson’s storytelling is just as delightful as the inventions he describes, full of surprising stops along the journey from simple concepts to complex modern systems. He introduces us to the colorful innovators of leisure: the explorers, proprietors, showmen, and artists who changed the trajectory of history with their luxurious wares, exotic meals, taverns, gambling tables, and magic shows. In Wonderland, Johnson compellingly argues that observers of technological and social trends should be looking for clues in novel amusements. You’ll find the future wherever people are having the most fun.



Play It Away

Play It Away Author Charlie Hoehn
ISBN-10 0615918174
Release 2014
Pages 168
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Do you live in constant fear? Shallow breathing, tension in the gut, chest pains, rapid hearbeat... Anxiety destroys your confidence, your productivity, you relationships, your ability to enjoy life. You can put an end to your suffering. You can start living again. And it's not as hard as you think.



Play Anything

Play Anything Author Ian Bogost
ISBN-10 9780465096503
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 288
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How filling life with play-whether soccer or lawn mowing, counting sheep or tossing Angry Birds-forges a new path for creativity and joy in our impatient age Life is boring: filled with meetings and traffic, errands and emails. Nothing we'd ever call fun. But what if we've gotten fun wrong? In Play Anything, visionary game designer and philosopher Ian Bogost shows how we can overcome our daily anxiety; transforming the boring, ordinary world around us into one of endless, playful possibilities. The key to this playful mindset lies in discovering the secret truth of fun and games. Play Anything, reveals that games appeal to us not because they are fun, but because they set limitations. Soccer wouldn't be soccer if it wasn't composed of two teams of eleven players using only their feet, heads, and torsos to get a ball into a goal; Tetris wouldn't be Tetris without falling pieces in characteristic shapes. Such rules seem needless, arbitrary, and difficult. Yet it is the limitations that make games enjoyable, just like it's the hard things in life that give it meaning. Play is what happens when we accept these limitations, narrow our focus, and, consequently, have fun. Which is also how to live a good life. Manipulating a soccer ball into a goal is no different than treating ordinary circumstances- like grocery shopping, lawn mowing, and making PowerPoints-as sources for meaning and joy. We can "play anything" by filling our days with attention and discipline, devotion and love for the world as it really is, beyond our desires and fears. Ranging from Internet culture to moral philosophy, ancient poetry to modern consumerism, Bogost shows us how today's chaotic world can only be tamed-and enjoyed-when we first impose boundaries on ourselves.



The Ambiguity of Play

The Ambiguity of Play Author Brian Sutton-Smith
ISBN-10 9780674044180
Release 2009-06-30
Pages 288
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The Ambiguity of Play has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Ambiguity of Play also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Ambiguity of Play book for free.



Deep Play

Deep Play Author Diane Ackerman
ISBN-10 9780307763334
Release 2011-06-01
Pages 256
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With A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman let her free-ranging intellect loose on the natural world. Now in Deep Play she tackles the realm of creativity, by exploring one of the most essential aspects of our characters: the abitlity to play. "Deep play" is that more intensified form of play that puts us in a rapturous mood and awakens the most creative, sentient, and joyful aspects of our inner selves. As Ackerman ranges over a panoply of artistic, spiritual, and athletic activities, from spiritual rapture through extreme sports, we gain a greater sense of what it means to be "in the moment" and totally, transcendentally human. Keenly perceived and written with poetic exuberance, Deep Play enlightens us by revealing the manifold ways we can enhance our lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.