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House of Make-Believe: Children's Play & the Developing Imagination

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In the most thorough attempt to cover all aspects of children's make-believe, Dorothy and Jerome Singer examine how imaginative play begins and develops, from the infant's first smiles to the toddler's engagement in social pretend play. They provide intriguing examples and research evidence on the young child's invocation of imaginary friends, the adolescent's daring, rule-governed games, and the adult's private imagery and inner thought. In chapters that will be important to parents and policymakers, the authors discuss television and the imagination, the healing function of play, and the effects of playfulness and creativity throughout the life span.

About the Author

Dorothy G. Singer is Senior Research Scientist in the Psychology Department at Yale University, where she co-directs the Yale Family Television Research and Consultation Center.Jerome L. Singer is Professor Emeritus in the Psychology Department at Yale University, where he co-directs the Yale Family Television Research and Consultation Center.

Table of Contents

1. Memories of Childhood Play

2. Imagination: The Realm of the Possible

3. The Beginnings of Pretending and Baby Play

4. The High Season of Imaginative Play

5. Imaginary Playmates and Imaginary Worlds

6. Cognitive and Emotional Growth through Play

7. Creating an Environment for Imaginative Play

8. Television-Viewing and the Imagination

9. Play as Healing

10. When Imaginative Play Goes Underground: Fantasy in Middle Childhood

11. Toward the Creative Adult

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674408753
Author:
Singer, Dorothy G.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
With:
Singer, Jerome L.
Author:
Singer, Jerome L.
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Child Development
Subject:
Psychotherapy - Child & Adolescent
Subject:
Psychology-Child Psychology
Copyright:
Publication Date:
October 1992
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 line illustrations, 3 tables
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 16 oz

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Child Psychology » General
Health and Self-Help » Child Psychology » Play Therapy
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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Child Psychology

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