Play and Exploration in Children and Animals

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Contents
Prefacexi
1 Introduction1
Unanswered Questions About Children's Play2
Purpose of This Book7
Assumptions of the Present Approach8
Difficulties With the Present Approach9
Overview11
PART I: SOLITARY OBJECT EXPLORATION AND PLAY15
2 Solitary Object Exploration and Play in Animals17
Modes of Object Manipulation19
Studies of Undifferentiated Object Manipulation23
Studies of Object Exploration35
Studies of Object Play39
Studies of Tool-Use47
Gender Differences in Solitary Object-Directed Behavior51
Summary and Conclusions: Animal Research52
3 Solitary Object Exploration and Play in Children55
Studies of Undifferentiated Object Manipulation During the First 2 Years56
Studies of Object Exploration63
Studies of Object Play77
Studies of Tool-Use92
Studies in Non-Western Cultures98

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xii
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • I - Solitary Object Exploration and Play 15
  • 3 Solitary Object Exploration and Play in Children 55
  • II - Physical Activity Play 109
  • 4 - Play-Fighting in Animals 111
  • 5 - Play-Fighting in Children 163
  • 6 - Locomotor Play in Animals 191
  • 7 - Locomotor Play in Children 203
  • III - Social Object, Social Pretend, and Parent-Child Play 213
  • 8 - Social Object and Sociodramatic Play in Children 215
  • 9 - Parent-Child Play 295
  • 10 - Conclusions 389
  • References 397
  • Author Index 475
  • Subject Index 495
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