Children at Play: Clinical and Developmental Approaches to by Arietta Slade, Dennie Palmer Wolf

By Arietta Slade, Dennie Palmer Wolf

As they play, young ones do greater than imagine--they additionally invent life-long ways to pondering, feeling, and in relation to folks. for almost a century, scientific psychologists were interested by the content material and interpersonal that means of play. extra lately, developmental psychologists have focused on the hyperlinks among the emergence of symbolic play and evolving inspiration and language. ultimately, this quantity bridges the distance among the 2 disciplines via defining their universal pursuits and by means of constructing parts of interface and interrelatedness. The editors have introduced jointly unique chapters through special psychoanalysts, medical psychologists, social employees, and developmental psychologists who make clear themes outdoor the normal confines in their respective domain names. hence the booklet positive factors clinicians exploring matters corresponding to play illustration, narrative, metaphor, and symbolization, and developmentalists reading questions relating to have an effect on, social improvement, clash, and psychopathology. Taken jointly, the members provide a wealthy, integrative view of the various dimensions of early play because it happens between friends, among father or mother and baby, and within the context of treatment.

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This was consistent with our clinical impression of the mother as a restrictive influence on the child's emotional life. Convergent information in this regard is the fact that Jelain's language was more sophisticated with Dr. Lourie than with his mother. With Dr. Lourie also, language was used to 28 AFFECT IN SYMBOLIZATION accompany representational play, whereas with the mother it was primarily factual and reality-oriented. However, as with the mother, Jelain could not use language with Dr. Lourie to convey affective themes clearly and with depth or to achieve a balance of affective polarities.

It responds to the child's interest in the animate and inanimate worlds, dealing with complex interpersonal communications with a variety of individuals: the parents and other significant adults, siblings and friends, and so on. The various developmentally appropriate themes become elaborated by the child in a variety of contexts, and in each of these contexts the caregiver may respond with a more or less reasonably accurate reading and empathic understanding of the communication, and with flexible and temporally effective responses.

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