The Game activity State of Modern Preschool Children

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Abstract

There is stated the research of game peculiarities of modern preschool children. There are shown the typical game plots and game developmental level. The received data of modern children are compared to the results received by the same method 55 years ago. The comparison showed the reduced level of plot-and-role game development of modern children which prevent the valuable development of voluntary behaviour. The absence of advanced plot-and-role game leads to a child’s social-and-personal underdevelopment.

General Information

Keywords: plot-and-role game, voluntary behaviour, personality development.

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Smirnova E.O., Gudareva O.V. The Game activity State of Modern Preschool Children. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2005. Vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 76–86. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Elena O. Smirnova, Doctor of Psychology, Рrofessor of the Department of Preschool Pedagogics and Psychology of the Faculty of Psychology of Education, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

O. V. Gudareva, PhD in Psychology, Director, Center for Psychological, Medical and Social Support "Malysh", Moscow, Russia

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