Play and Exploration in Children and Animals

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Subject Index

A
Aggression, 111, 121-122, 125-128, 133-134, 136, 139-140, 143-151, 157-158, 163, 166, 169-171, 173, 176-178, 182-187, 248-249, 261, 264, 267-270, 285-287, 300, 379-380

B
Buccal prehension, 28, 33, 101

C
Conflict, 226-227, 237, 241-243, 246-248, 260, 263-265, 267, 285-286, 371, 378, 380-383
Cross-cultural comparisons, 98-101, 174-175, 180, 209, 270-274, 345-353, 357
Cross-modal perception, 38, 70

D
Dominance, see Play-fighting; Social object and sociodramatic play

E
Educational implications, 395-396
Evolution, see also specific behaviors (e.g., Play; Play-fighting)
functions vs. effects, 6,394
homologies vs. analogies, 10
methods of study, 9-11
sensory adaptations, 17-18
ecialist vs. generalist species, 17, 41
Exploration, 19-20, 35-39, 63-77, 107
active mouthing, 71
active touch, 69, 74
cautious, 107
definition, 19
developmental course, 67-68
dynamic touch, 69
examining, 70-71, 107
functions/effects, 38-39, 68-77
gender differences, 51, 103
individual differences, 74-77
motivation, 19-20
passive touch, 69, 74
stimulus characteristics and, 35, 68
structure, 35-38, 63-68

G
Gender differences, see specific behaviors (e.g., Exploration; Tool-use)
Gender segregation, 258-259

L
Locomotor play, 191-212
approach-withdrawal play, 197
behaviors, 194-197, 205-206
definition, 191
developmental course, 198, 206-207
and exercise, 200-201, 210-211
functions/effects, 199-201, 209-211
gender differences, 199, 208-209
general characteristics, 194, 204
initiation, 194, 204
and obesity, 210-211
parental influences on, 376-377
play partners, 198-199, 208
play signals during, 194, 204
and predation, 200
risks, 192, 203

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