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Unformatted text preview: Play Plego (Latin): to hit or strike (ball) Paidia (Greek): child play, amusement Play characteristics: Defined as a BEHAVIOR Associated with children Spontaneous Imaginative Imitative Transient Active Process vs. product Player dominated Intrinsic Definitions & Concepts 2 Perceived Freedom Elements Intrinsic motivation Perceived control Perceived competence Spontaneity Behavior outcome - Suspension of reality Enjoyment vs. Pleasure Enjoyment Pleasure Higher level thinking Innate drives Personal growth No personal growth Active Passive Processing/reflecting No processing/reflecting Sensory + Cortical Sensory only Pleasure Enjoyment Anhedonia Sensory Sensory+Cortical Cortical Arousal: Flow: Challenge Skill Low Low High High...
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- Spring '08