CH 15 part 2 Social Development Peers

CH 15 part 2 Social Development Peers - Social Development...

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Unformatted text preview: Social Development: Peers, cont. Child Psychology Summer 2011 Play Play’s Functions Play is important for children’s cognitive and socioemotional development. According to Freud and Erikson, play helps the child master anxieties and conflicts. Play also permits children to work off excess physical energy and to release pent-up tensions. Functions of Play Play therapy allows children to work off frustrations. Therapists use play therapy to analyze the child’s conflicts and ways of coping with them. Children may feel less threatened and be more likely to express their true feelings in the context of play. Piaget suggested the play advances children’s cognitive development. At the same time, however, he said that children’s cognitive development constrains the way they play. Functions of Play Language and communication skills may be enhanced...
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2011 for the course PSYC, PSYC 2076, 2060 taught by Professor Briganti,gustan,perlis,namikas,wheeler during the Spring '10 term at LSU.

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CH 15 part 2 Social Development Peers - Social Development...

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