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“In the play of children you can get a glimpse at life’s greater purpose” - Sara Louise Williams Chapter 5: On Play and Being Playful
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This chapter focuses on How to help people develop functional attitudes regarding play, and thus, contribute to one’s life by encouraging functional play.
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Why is play important? Most pleasant memories share a commonality: play. As we get older, we are taught to suppress it, consider it the “antithesis” of work. But when play is eliminated, the capacity for “pleasure” is compromised and discovery stifled. It is during play that we biologically function best.
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The scientific investigation of play revealed that play is both natural and learned linked with feelings of pleasure, satisfaction and well-being essential to one’s physical and emotional health
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Play can be thought of as: (p. 67) A nonspecific attempt to achieve optimal physiological arousal through behaviors for which there is not apparent value. A state of mind characterized by a sense of
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2011 for the course HRTM 10 taught by Professor Phillytoney during the Spring '11 term at San Jose State University .

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