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ERIC Number: EJ493611
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Play Theories: A Contemporary Review.
Mellou, Eleni
Early Child Development and Care, v102 p91-100 Sep 1994
Reviews two sets of play theories, classical and modern, noting that the reason and purpose for play are explained by classical theories; the role of play in child development, determined by modern theories. States that process of play has dual functions of personal expression and social adaptation. Examines the relationship between play and cognitive development, especially creativity. (BAC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Play Theory; Psychoanalytic Theory; Recapitulation Theory