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ERIC Number: ED086348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 12
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The Effect of Anxiety on Children's Play and Stimulus Preference.
Rutherford, Betty R.; LaVoie, Joseph C.
The play patterns and stimulus preference of 20 preschool children were observed during low and high stress conditions. The stress manipulation was contingent upon the child's preparation for a medical appointment. Heart rate recordings were used as an index of stress. Children manifested a preference toward creative-constructive play under conditions of increased stress, with a resultant decrease in manipulative and imaginative play. Play with relevant or irrelevant toys did not change significantly during the increased stress condition. No sex differences were found for play patterns, stimulus preference, or for stress. (Author/SET)
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