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A Brief History of Child and Adolescent Sleep Research: Key Contributions in Psychology  

Tonya M. Palermo

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
The scientific understanding of sleep in infants, children, and adolescents has expanded significantly over the past few decades. Within psychology, key discoveries have been made in ... More

Comparing and Extending Piaget’s and Vygotsky’s Understandings of Play: Symbolic Play as Individual, Sociocultural, and Educational Interpretation  

Artin Göncü and Suzanne Gaskins

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
This chapter presents a comparison of Piaget’s and Vygotsky’s theories of symbolic play and provides an extension of them. By comparing these theories on the basis of their ... More

Historical Overview of Research on Imagination in Children  

Jerome L. Singer and Dorothy G. Singer

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Apr 2013
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Aug 2013
This chapter attempts to place the early roots of adult imagination in the context of the emergence of pretend play in children. Following some brief definitions based on the authors' ... More

The History of Children’s Play in the United States  

Howard P. Chudacoff

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
Children’s play, defined as non-obligatory activity, has often been a contested endeavor between adults, who, in their capacity as teachers and protectors, have tried to guide children ... More

Overview of the History of Child and Adolescent Sleep Medicine  

Stephen H. Sheldon

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
Development of pediatric and adolescent sleep medicine parallels the development of pediatric health care in the United States. Historical development of health care for children, as well ... More

Theories of Play  

Patrick Bateson

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
As a category of behavior, play can be readily recognized and measured in mammals at least. However, it is easy to project onto children and other animals adult human notions of what is ... More

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