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Play, playfulness, creativity and innovation /

Patrick Bateson, University of Cambridge and Paul Martin, Wolfson College, Cambridge.

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Main Author: Bateson, P. P. G.
Other Names: Martin, Paul,
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Topics: Play - Psychological aspects. | Creative ability. | Creative thinking. | MEDICAL - Veterinary Medicine - General. | FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS - Life Stages - General. | PSYCHOLOGY - Developmental - General. | PSYCHOLOGY - Developmental - Lifespan Development. | PSYCHOLOGY - General. | Kreativität | Spiel | Evolution | Problemlösen | Evolutionsbiologie
Genres: Electronic books.
Online Access: Cambridge Core - Full text online
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245 10|aPlay, playfulness, creativity and innovation /|cPatrick Bateson, University of Cambridge and Paul Martin, Wolfson College, Cambridge.
260 |aCambridge :|bCambridge University Press,|c2013.
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505 0 |a1. Introduction -- 2. The biology of play -- 3. The functions of play -- 4. Evolution and play -- 5. Creativity in humans -- 6. Animals finding novel solutions -- 7. People and organisations -- 8. Childhood play and creativity -- 9. Humour and playfulness -- 10. Dreams, drugs and creativity -- 11. Pulling the threads together --
505 00|g1.|tIntroduction --|tPlayfulness --|tCreativity and innovation --|tThe thesis --|tHistory --|tConclusions --|g2.|tThe biology of play --|tDefining play --|tPlay in humans --|tBad play --|tPlay across the animal kingdom --|tHeterogeneous categories --|tSocial play --|tOccurrence in the life cycle --|tSensitivity to well-being --|tIntrinsic motivation --|tIndividual differences --|tResponses to environmental conditions --|tNeural correlates of play --|tConclusions --|g3.|tThe functions of play --|tThe four whys --|tMany hypotheses --|tTesting hypotheses about function --|tAlternative tactics --|tConclusions --|g4.|tEvolution and play --|tSurplus energy --|tOne benefit leading to others --|tTesting evolutionary theories of play --|tPlay and ecology --|tImpact of play on evolution --|tConclusions --|g5.|tCreativity in humans --|tLinks between playfulness and creativity --|tThe importance of mood --|tIndividual differences --|tThe reception of creative ideas and innovations --|tWinnowing of ideas --|tConclusions --|g6.|tAnimals finding novel solutions --|tSolving problems --|tDevelopment of novel solutions --|tConclusions --|g7.|tPeople and organisations --|tIndividual creativity --|tCreativity in groups --|tThe role of play and playfulness --|tInnovation --|tConclusions --|g8.|tChildhood play and creativity --|tPlay, playfulness and creativity --|tPretend play --|tOther effects of play --|tPlayfulness and education --|tSensitive periods --|tConcerns about lack of play --|tAlternative ways of developing --|tConclusions --|g9.|tHumour and playfulness --|tJokes --|tWhat generates humour? --|tHumour and laughter --|tHumour as a signal --|tHumour and well-being --|tHumour and playfulness --|tConclusions --|g10.|tDreams, drugs and creativity --|tDreams --|tDaydreaming --|tCreativity and alcohol --|tOther drugs --|tConclusions --|g11.|tPulling the threads together --|tSolving difficult problems --|tLoss of play in childhood --|tImplications for individuals and organisations --|tSuggestions for future research --|tNotes.
520 |a"What role does playful behaviour and playful thought take in animal and human development? How does play relate to creativity and, in turn, to innovation? Unravelling the different meanings of 'play', this book focuses on non-aggressive playful play. The authors emphasise its significance for development and evolution, before examining the importance of playfulness in creativity. This discussion sheds new light on the links between creativity and innovation, distinguishing between the generation of novel behaviour and ideas on the one hand, and the implementation of these novelties on the other. The authors then turn to the role of play in the development of the child and to parallels between play, humour and dreaming, along with the altered states of consciousness generated by some psychoactive drugs. A final chapter looks forward to future research and to what remains to be discovered in this fascinating and important field"--|cProvided by publisher.
520 |a"Unravelling the different meanings of 'play', this book focuses on non- aggressive playful play. The authors emphasise its significance for development and evolution, before examining the importance of playfulness in creativity."--|cProvided by publisher.
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