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Published: 15 October 2009

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780195367324

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The Role of Play in Human Development

Author Anthony Pellegrini

  • Selling point: Discusses human play from an ethological perspective examining its ontogeny, phylogeny (especially across primate species), proximal factors and functions
  • Selling point: Emphasizes the importance of play in the debate over the role of recess in the school curriculum
  • Selling point: Takes an explicitly theoretical orientation as it is applied to human play, in an evolutionary context

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