ERIC Number: EJ593718
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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Play and Divergent Problem Solving: Evidence Supporting a Reciprocal Relationship.
Wyver, Shirley R.; Spence, Susan H.
Early Education and Development, v10 n4 p419-44 Oct 1999
Three studies examined the relationship between specific forms of preschoolers' social and pretend play and divergent/convergent problem solving. Naturalistic and experimental designs were used to provide clearer account of relationship and to challenge assumption of single direction of influence. Results support complex reciprocal causality model in which development of divergent problem solving facilitates development of play skills and vice versa. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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