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Its Relationship to Imagination and Creativity
1st Edition - January 28, 1977
Author: J. Nina Lieberman
Editor: Allen J. Edwards
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Playfulness: Its Relationship to Imagination and Creativity focuses on a discussion of the play element in play. This book discusses the differentiation between play and… Read more
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Playfulness: Its Relationship to Imagination and Creativity focuses on a discussion of the play element in play. This book discusses the differentiation between play and exploratory behavior based on familiar versus novel aspects in the factual givens. Organized into seven chapters, this book begins with an overview of the role of play, imagination, and creativity in psychological research. This text then examines the theoretical model that indicates the role of playfulness in affective, cognitive, and social functioning, and particularly relates these links to creativity and imagination. Other chapters consider playfulness as behavior at later stages of development. This book discusses as well some of the variables considered in relation to playfulness, including sex differences, social class, and level of intelligence. This book is intended to be suitable for professionals and advanced students in a number of disciplines. Developmental and educational psychologists as well as educators will also find this book useful.
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsI Introduction Play-Imagination-Creativity Playfulness: Its Rationale and Exploration Proposed Thesis for the Role of Playfulness as a Play Element in Play, Imagination, and CreativityII Historical Clues to Playfulness as the Play Element in Play Adult versus Child Play: Is Playfulness Part of It? The Functional Analysis of Play, or Why We Play: No Room for Playfulness The Qualitative Analysis of Play, or How We Play: Enter PlayfulnessIII Playfulness in Play and the Player: Developmental Studies of a Qualitative Aspect of Play The Kindergarten Study: Playfulness and Its Relationship to Divergent Thinking The High School Study: Playfulness as a Personality Trait in Adolescents Some Preliminary Findings on Postadolescents and Adults Some Highlights of the Findings and Pointers for Further ResearchIV Playfulness in Studies of Play, Imagination, and Creativity Specific Characteristics of Play Relating to Imagination and Creativity Individual Differences in Salient Characteristics of Play as a Result of Sex, Level of Intelligence, Childrearing Practices, and Schooling Summary Statement and RecommendationsV The Role of Playfulness in a Theoretical Framework for a Relationship Among Play, Imagination, and Creativity Clues to Playfulness in a Cognitive Linkage Between Play, Imagination, and Creativity Clues to Playfulness in Affective States Common to Play, Imagination, and Creativity Clues to Playfulness in Social Expectations Related to Play, Imagination, and Creativity The Role of Playfulness in AestheticsVI Practical Implications: The Place of Playfulness in Everyday Living The Home Environment: Can Parenting Have a Lighter Vein? The Classroom: Can Fun Be Part of the Learning Process? Career Choice: Can Playing with Options Be Part of It? On-the-Job Satisfaction: Can All Occupations Play? Use of Leisure: Can All Ages Play? Summary Statement on the Role of Playfulness in an Individual's LifespanVII Epilogue: The "Now" and "Future" Scene Answers to Questions Asked Pointers to Questions Still to Be Explored Perspective on the Twenty-First CenturyAppendix A: Playfulness Scale (Form K) Rating Instructions Rating ScalesAppendix B: Playfulness-Nonplayfulness Scale (Form A) Rating Instructions Rating ScalesReferencesSubject Index