The Oxford Handbook of the Development of Play

Paperback | March 17, 2015

EditorAnthony D. Pellegrini

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The role of play in human development has long been the subject of controversy. Despite being championed by many of the foremost scholars of the twentieth century, play has been dogged by underrepresentation and marginalization in literature across the scientific disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of the Development of Play marks the first attempt to examine the development of children's play through a rigorous and multidisciplinary approach. Comprising chapters from the foremost scholars in psychology, anthropology, and evolutionary biology, this handbook resets thelandscape of developmental science and makes a compelling case for the benefits of play. Edited by respected play researcher Anthony D. Pellegrini, The Oxford Handbook of the Development of Play is both a scientific accomplishment and a shot across the bow for parents, educators, and policymakers regarding the importance of children's play in both development and learning.

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The role of play in human development has long been the subject of controversy. Despite being championed by many of the foremost scholars of the twentieth century, play has been dogged by underrepresentation and marginalization in literature across the scientific disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of the Development of Play marks the fir...

Anthony D. Pellegrini, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.88 × 7.01 × 0.91 inPublished:March 17, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction and Overview1. Anthony D. Pellegrini: IntroductionPart Two: Definitions2. Gordon M. Burghardt: Defining and Recognizing Play3. Jaipaul L. Roopnarine: Cultural Variations in Beliefs about Play, Parent-Child Play, and Children's Play: Meaning for Childhood DevelopmentPart Three: Theories4. Patrick Bateson: Theories of Play5. Artin Genc and Suzanne Gaskins: Comparing and Extending Piaget's and Vygotsky's Understandings of Play: Symbolic play as Individual, Sociocultural, and Educational Interpretation6. Khalisa N. Herman, Annika Paukner, and Stephen J. Suomi: Gene X Environment Interactions and Social Play: Contributions from Rhesus Macaques7. Elisabetta Palagi: Playing at Every Age: Modalities and Potential Functions in Non-Human Primates8. Robert M. Fagen: Play and Development9. Howard P. Chudacoff: The History of Children's Play in the United States10. Brian Sutton-Smith: The Antipathies of PlayPart Four: Methods11. Jonathan R. H. Tudge, Jill R. Brown, and Lia B. L. Freitas: The Cultural Ecology of Play: Methodological Considerations for Studying Play in Its Everyday Contexts12. Peter K. Smith: Observational Methods in Studying PlayPart Five: Dimensions of Play13. David F. Bjorklund and Amy K. Gardiner: Object Play and Tool Use: Developmental and Evolutionary Perspectives14. Anthony D. Pellegrini: The Development and Function of Locomotor Play15. Robert J. Coplan: Not Just "Playing Alone": Exploring Multiple Forms of Nonsocial Play in Childhood16. David Schwartz and Daryaneh Badaly: Internalizing and Externalizing Disorders during Childhood: Implications for Social Play17. Carol Lynn Martin, Richard A. Fabes, Laura D. Hanish: Gender and Temperament in Young Children's Social Interactions18. Carollee Howes: Social Play of Children with Adults and Peers19. Sergio M. Pellis and Vivien C. Pellis: Rough-and-Tumble play: Training and Using the Social Brain20. Ed Baines and Peter Blatchford: Children's Games and Playground Activities in School and Their Role in Development21. Angeline S. Lillard: Mother-Child Fantasy Play22. Robert D. Kavanaugh: Origins and Consequences of Social Pretend Play23. Christopher Jarrold and Carmel Conn: The Development of Pretend Play in Autism24. Jeffrey Goldstein: Technology and PlayPart Six: Education25. Kelly Fisher, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta M. Golinkoff, Dorothy G. Singer, and Laura Berk: Playing around in School: Implications for Learning and Educational PolicyPart Seven: Conclusion26. Anthony D. Pellegrini: ConclusionIndex