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The Resource Pretend play in childhood : foundation of adult creativity, Sandra W. Russ

Pretend play in childhood : foundation of adult creativity, Sandra W. Russ

Label
Pretend play in childhood : foundation of adult creativity
Title
Pretend play in childhood
Title remainder
foundation of adult creativity
Statement of responsibility
Sandra W. Russ
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Converging evidence suggests that pretend play in childhood has an important role in providing a foundation for adult creativity. In this book, the author reviews the theory and research on pretend play and creativity, including cognitive and affective processes involved in play and creativity, possible evolutionary purposes of play, and its cultural variations
  • "Converging evidence suggests that pretend play in childhood has an important role in providing a foundation for adult creativity. Indeed, many of the processes central to creativity occur in pretend play. In this book, Sandra W. Russ reviews the theory and research on pretend play and creativity, including cognitive and affective processes involved in play and creativity, possible evolutionary purposes of play, and its cultural variations. In particular, she highlights the importance of pretend play in helping children to access emotional memories and fantasies. She explains how creative processes in play can be measured using the Affect in Play Scale, which she developed and is included in the volume. Additionally, she describes play interventions designed to encourage creativity in children, with transcripts of sessions from a pilot intervention. Brief case studies of creative adult scientists and artists are also presented, illustrating similarities in play processes and creative processes in adulthood. Given the need for highly developed creativity in science, engineering, and the arts, the link between pretend play and creativity is important to explore. This book explores what we know about the topic and how researchers might approach future studies in this area." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Russ, Sandra Walker
Dewey number
155.4/18
Index
index present
LC call number
BF717
LC item number
.R77 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2014 F-832
  • BF 717
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Play
  • Cognition in children
  • Creative ability
Label
Pretend play in childhood : foundation of adult creativity, Sandra W. Russ
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pretend play and creativity : an overview -- Evolutionary, psychoanalytic, and developmental theories of pretend play and creativity -- Cognitive processes in pretend play and creativity -- Affective processes in pretend play and creativity -- Case studies in science and technology -- Case studies in the arts -- Facilitating pretend play and creativity in training programs -- Play, culture, and the modern world -- Afterword : Converging evidence -- Appendix A. Affect in play scale -- Appendix B. Transcripts from play facilitation sessions
Control code
ocn844245324
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
ix, 241 pages
Isbn
9781433815614
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013016988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781433815614
  • (OCoLC)844245324
Label
Pretend play in childhood : foundation of adult creativity, Sandra W. Russ
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pretend play and creativity : an overview -- Evolutionary, psychoanalytic, and developmental theories of pretend play and creativity -- Cognitive processes in pretend play and creativity -- Affective processes in pretend play and creativity -- Case studies in science and technology -- Case studies in the arts -- Facilitating pretend play and creativity in training programs -- Play, culture, and the modern world -- Afterword : Converging evidence -- Appendix A. Affect in play scale -- Appendix B. Transcripts from play facilitation sessions
Control code
ocn844245324
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
ix, 241 pages
Isbn
9781433815614
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013016988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781433815614
  • (OCoLC)844245324

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