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The nature of play [electronic resource] : great apes and humans / edited by Anthony D. Pellegrini, Peter K. Smith.

Publication:
New York : Guilford Press, c2005.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (320 p.)
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Subjects:
Play -- Psychological aspects.
Play behavior in animals.
Psychology, Comparative.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This uniquely integrative volume brings together leading experts in developmental psychology and animal behavior to provide a new perspective on the nature and functions of play. In an introductory chapter, distinguished ethologist Patrick Bateson describes how youthful exploration and games contribute to both individual development and group survival--not only in humans, but in other species as well. Parallel chapters then examine social play, object play, and pretend play in humans and great apes, providing a broader context for understanding why human children behave the way they do. W
Contents:
Front Matter; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; Chapter 10; Chapter 11; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Pellegrini, Anthony D.
Smith, Peter K.
ISBN:
1-281-96278-3
9786611962784
1-60623-170-7
OCLC:
476224966