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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?

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

Nathan H. Lents

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231178327.003.0002

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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