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Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2304-4977

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/jmfp

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Approaches to the notion of a play in contemporary foreign psychology

Smirnova E.O., Doctor in Psychology, Director of the Center of Play and Toys, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Professor, Chair of Preschool Pedagogic and Psychology, Department of Educational Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, smirneo@mail.ru
Sokolova M.V., Ph.D. in Psychology, specialist at the Center for Psychological and Educational Expertise of Play and Toys, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, sokolovamw@mail.ru
Sheina E.G., Head of the Department for Research and Methodology, Center for Psychological and Educational Expertise of Play and Toys, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, leshgp@gmail.com
Abstract
The article introduces the definitions of a play and approaches to its understanding. On the basis of data obtained in several foreign studies the different criteria of play and such approaches to it as cognitive, narrative and socio-evolutionary are examined. The article provides the special analysis of terminological and contentual difficulties in search of play criteria and definition.

Keywords: play; children; concept of play; cognitive development; narratives; pretend play; wide and narrow meaning of play

Column: Developmental psychology

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