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ERIC Number: ED119191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-31
Pages: 24
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The Psychology of Childlore: A Theory of Ludic Models.
Sutton-Smith, Brian
This paper argues that the study of the psychology of childlore must incorporate theories from a larger cultural system as well as the nonsense functions of the childlore phenomena and the unique quality of the organizations learned through childlore. Attention to all three aspects (the consolidative, the inervsive, and the prototypic) are in the domain of the theory of ludic modeling. Examined in this paper are various anthropological studies, and Piagetian structural approaches, especially riddles and games. A structural organization of game levels is delineated and includes pastimes, central person games, competive games, and sports. It is concluded that a theory of folklore through ludic models is an effective method of study. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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