Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 August 2009

288 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195367324

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The Role of Play in Human Development

Author Anthony Pellegrini

  • 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
  • Takes an explicitly theoretical orientation as it is applied to human play, in an evolutionary context

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