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Not So DifferentFinding Human Nature in Animals$
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Nathan H. Lents

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231178327

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231178327.001.0001

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Why do We Play?

Why do We Play?

(p.17) 1 Why do We Play?
Not So Different

Nathan H. Lents

Columbia University Press

Both humans and animals are driven to play in similar ways and for similar ways. The biological benefits of recreation and play are now becoming clear.

Keywords:   play, recreation, exercise, child psychology, developmental psychology, ethology

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