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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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1. 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 --
1. Introduction -- Playfulness -- Creativity and innovation -- The thesis -- History -- Conclusions -- 2. The biology of play -- Defining play -- Play in humans -- Bad play -- Play across the animal kingdom -- Heterogeneous categories -- Social play -- Occurrence in the life cycle -- Sensitivity to well-being -- Intrinsic motivation -- Individual differences -- Responses to environmental conditions -- Neural correlates of play -- Conclusions -- 3. The functions of play -- The four whys -- Many hypotheses -- Testing hypotheses about function -- Alternative tactics -- Conclusions -- 4. Evolution and play -- Surplus energy -- One benefit leading to others -- Testing evolutionary theories of play -- Play and ecology -- Impact of play on evolution -- Conclusions -- 5. Creativity in humans -- Links between playfulness and creativity -- The importance of mood -- Individual differences -- The reception of creative ideas and innovations -- Winnowing of ideas -- Conclusions -- 6. Animals finding novel solutions -- Solving problems -- Development of novel solutions -- Conclusions -- 7. People and organisations -- Individual creativity -- Creativity in groups -- The role of play and playfulness -- Innovation -- Conclusions -- 8. Childhood play and creativity -- Play, playfulness and creativity -- Pretend play -- Other effects of play -- Playfulness and education -- Sensitive periods -- Concerns about lack of play -- Alternative ways of developing -- Conclusions -- 9. Humour and playfulness -- Jokes -- What generates humour? -- Humour and laughter -- Humour as a signal -- Humour and well-being -- Humour and playfulness -- Conclusions -- 10. Dreams, drugs and creativity -- Dreams -- Daydreaming -- Creativity and alcohol -- Other drugs -- Conclusions -- 11. Pulling the threads together -- Solving difficult problems -- Loss of play in childhood -- Implications for individuals and organisations -- Suggestions for future research -- Notes.

Table of Contents for: Play, playfulness, creativity and innova