Journals Higher Education

The Oxford Handbook of the Development of Play

First Edition

Edited by Anthony D. Pellegrini, Ph.D.
Series edited by Peter E. Nathan, Ph.D.

Oxford Library of Psychology

  • Emphasizes the importance of play in the debate over the role of recess in the school curriculum
  • Comprises 24 specially-commissioned chapters by the leading psychologists, anthropologists, and evolutionary biologists in the field of play
  • Discusses human play from an ethological perspective, examining its ontogeny, phylogeny (especially across primate species), proximal factors and functions
  • Emphasizes the importance of play in the debate over the role of recess in the school curriculum
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