Anthony D. Pellegrini

in The Oxford Handbook of the Development of Play

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780195393002
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology


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The contributors to this Handbook have shown that play is an important aspect of human and nonhuman development such that it not only enables individuals to adapt to their immediate ecology but it also may enable individuals to adjust the course of their evolution. With this sort of claim, it is not hard to understand why scholars from a variety of disciplines have suggested that play is indispensible to the healthy development of children; thus play has assumed an important place in public policy relevant to children.

Keywords: Keywords; play; immediate and deferred benefits; development; educational policy

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Subjects: Psychology ; Developmental Psychology

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