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Bateson, P. et al. (2014) Playfulness, Ideas, and Creativity: A Survey (Journal Article)

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This article investigates whether self-reports about playfulness are related to self-reports about creativity and the alternate uses of objects. An on-line survey was conducted of how people think about themselves. One thousand, five hundred and thirty-six people completed the survey. They were asked whether a variety of statements were very characteristic of themselves through to whether they were very uncharacteristic. Respondents were then asked to offer alternative uses for 2 different objects. Those people who characterized themselves as being playful clearly thought of themselves as being creative. The self-reports of their playfulness, creativity, and innovation were positively correlated with each other and were validated with their suggested uses for 2 different objects. Personality measures were derived from the respondents' self-assessments. On the openness scale, the measure was positively correlated with the respondents' assessments of their own playfulness and with the number of alternative uses for two objects.

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January 2014
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Volume:
26
Page/s:
219-222
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  • Correlational
  • Creativity
  • Playfulness
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Eberhart, J. (2018) Play Piece: Play, Self-regulation, Executive Function and the Classroom Context (Blog Post)

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How and why do playful approaches to teaching support the development of self-regulation?

Read our whole Play Piece here.

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Date:
January 2018
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  • Self-regulation
  • Executive function
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George, J. et al. (2017) Measurement of father-child rough-and-tumble play and its relations to child behaviour: Measurement of rough-and-tumble play (Journal Article)

Johnson, J. et al. (2015) The Handbook of the Study of Play (Book)

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The Handbook of the Study of Play brings together in two volumes thinkers whose diverse interests at the leading edge of scholarship and practice define the current field. Because play is an activity that humans have shared across time, place, and culture and in their personal developmental timelines—and because this behavior stretches deep into the evolutionary past—no single discipline can lay claim to exclusive rights to study the subject. Thus this handbook features the thinking of evolutionary psychologists; ethologists and biologists; neuroscientists; developmental psychologists; psychotherapists and play therapists; historians; sociologists and anthropologists; cultural psychologists; philosophers; theorists of music, performance, and dance; specialists in learning and language acquisition; and playground designers. Together, but out of their varied understandings, the incisive contributions to The Handbook take on vital questions of educational policy, of literacy, of fitness, of the role of play in brain development, of spontaneity and pleasure, of well-being and happiness, of fairness, and of the fuller realization of the self. These volumes also comprise an intellectual history, retrospective looks at the great thinkers who have made possible the modern study of play.

Date:
January 2015
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Volume:
II
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Synonyms:
  • Developmental outcomes
  • Games with rules
  • Learning
  • Mental health
  • Musical play
  • Parent/Guardian play
  • Physical play
  • Playground
  • Well-being outcomes
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Perfect, T. et al. (2002) Applied Metacognition (Book)

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There is a growing theoretical and practical interest in the topic of metacognition; how we monitor and control our mental processes. Applied Metacognition provides a coherent and up-to-date overview of the relation between theories in metacognition and their application in real-world situations. As well as a theoretical overview, there are substantive chapters covering metacognition in three areas of application: metacognition in education, metacognition in everyday life memory and metacognition in different populations. The book has contributions from many of the leading researchers in metacognition from around the world.

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January 2002
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Synonyms:
  • Developmental outcomes
  • Learning
  • Metacognition
  • Self-regulation
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Rao, Z. (2018) Play Piece: Play and Pretence (Blog Post)

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What is pretend play and how does it link to a child’s emotional development?

Read our whole Play Piece here.

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January 2018
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  • Pretend play
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Sethna, V. et al. (2017) Father-child interactions at 3 months and 24 months: Contributions to children's cognitive development at 24 months (Journal Article)

TASP, . (2017) TASP | The Association for the Study of Play (Web Page)

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The Association for the Study of Play (TASP) is the premier professional organization in academia dedicated to interdisciplinary research and theory construction concerning play throughout the world. Presently the Association publishes a quarterly newsletter titled Play Review and an annual volume titled Play & Culture Studies. The Association’s broad multidisciplinary focus includes the fields of anthropology, biology, communication studies, cultural studies, dance, ecology, education, ethology, folklore, history, kinesiology, leisure studies, musicology, philosophy, psychology, recreation, sociology, and the arts.

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January 2017
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  • Cultural context
  • Non-profit
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Whitebread, D. (2018) Play Piece: Play and Self-regulation (Blog Post)

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Self-regulation helps a child guide their thoughts, emotions and behaviours to accomplish a goal – how does play support this important area of development?

Read our whole Play Piece here.

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Date:
January 2018
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Synonyms:
  • Developmental outcomes
  • Self-regulation
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