Sports, Games, and Play: Social and Psychological Viewpoints


This updated study of sports and recreation utilizes the most current research, introducing the latest innovations and analyses in new chapters while revising and expanding chapters from the previous edition. Presenting diverse methodological and conceptual approaches, this anthology reflects the current view of sports as a "natural laboratory" for ecologically valid research. This collection contains literature reviews, innovative theories and methods, and essays on various psychological and social aspects of sports, games, and organized play.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jerome L. Singer
  • Gary Alan Fine
  • David Lyle Light Shields
  • Brenda Jo Light Bredemeier
  • Edward L. Deci
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Hillsdale, NJ
Publication year:
  • 1989
  • 2nd


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