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ERIC Number: EJ1023798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1938-0399
Play as Self-Realization: Toward a General Theory of Play
Henricks, Thomas S.
American Journal of Play, v6 n2 p190-213 Win 2014
In a wide-ranging essay that reviews the major theories of plays and relates them to significant notions of the self, the author addresses the question of why we play. He does so to argue that play is a biologically driven project of self-understanding and self-realization, one that humans--although they also share the experience with other creatures--have developed most fully as a part of their psychological and social life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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