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Play in animals and humans

Author: Peter K Smith
Publisher: Oxford, England : New York, NY, USA : B. Blackwell, 1984.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter K Smith
ISBN: 0631134921 9780631134923
OCLC Number: 10998759
Description: xi, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Evolutionary origins of play: On the origins of play / Gordon M. Burghardt. Play in ungulates / John A. Byers --
The study of play in mammals: The (four) whys and wherefores of play in cats / Paul Martin. Play in rodents / Graham J. Hole and Dorothy F. Einon. Social play in monkeys / Neil Chalmers --
Reflections on animal and human play: Analysis of play behaviour / Dietland Müller-Schwarze. Play and behavioural flexibility / Robert Fagen. Repertoire, style and format / Dennis Palmer Wolf --
The study of children's play: Object play, problem-solving and creativity in children / Peter K. Smith and Tony Simon. Imaginary playmates and other useful fantasies / John T. Partington and Catherine Grant. Rough-and-tumble in preschool and playground / Anne P. Humphreys and Peter K. Smith --
Varied perspectives on play and games in humans: Playing for keeps / Sue Taylor Parker. Play in anthropological perspective / David F. Lancy. The idealization of play / Brian Sutton-Smith and Diana Kelly-Byrne.
Responsibility: edited by Peter K. Smith.

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