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Play and playfulness : developmental, cultural, and clinical aspects

Author: Monisha Nayar-Akhtar
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Jason Aronson, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Appearing nearly forty years after the last significant text on the topic, this book brings the psychoanalytic theory on play truly up to date and elucidates its significance for clinical work with  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monisha Nayar-Akhtar
ISBN: 9780765707604 0765707608 9780765707628 0765707624
OCLC Number: 650219908
Description: xvi, 234 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Self-other action play : a window into the representational world of the infant / Anni Bergman and Ilene Sackler Lefcourt --
Fathers and play / James Herzog --
Adolescence as a time to play / Christine Kieffer --
Neurotic inhibitions of play / M. Hossein Etezady --
Normal and pathological playfulness / Salman Akhtar --
Remembering, replaying, and working through : the transformation of trauma in children's play / Monisha C. Akhtar --
Cultural pathways to understanding children's play : mythology and folklore / Daniel M.A. Freeman --
Playing for survival during the Holocaust / Ira Brenner --
Play and creativity / Lucy Daniels --
Play and track II diplomacy / Vamik Volkan --
Aggression in children : origins, manifestations, and management through play / Mali Mann --
Play and very young children in object relations family therapy / Jill Scharff --
Playfulness in the adult analytic relationship / Melvin Bornstein.
Responsibility: edited by Monisha C. Akhtar.

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Freud defined good mental health as 'the ability to love, to work, and to play.' We have devoted much time to studying our ability to love and to work. Our 'ability to play' has gotten short-changed Read more...

 
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