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Unformatted text preview: other settings d. Psychoanalytic Theory play to reduce the seriousness of a situation 3. Sociological Theories of Play (Early Part of the 20 th Century) a. Developmentalism play is a part of every stage of life b. Learning (Behavior) play to repeat a pleasant experience c. Cultural Determinism culture shapes play; play as a reflector of values in a society 4. Contemporary Theories of Play (Since 1950) a. Arousal Seeking play for novelty, thrill, and excitement b. Competence/Effectance play to demonstrate competencies, play makes a difference in things...
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2011 for the course TOURISM & 1113 taught by Professor Shapiro during the Fall '10 term at Temple.
- Fall '10