Researches on toy phenomenon in modern Western science

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Abstract

Article presents an overview of modern international researches of toy and play phenomenon. Main directions of researches are: theoretical approaches to toy phenomenon in a culture and society, cross cultural studies, toy's influence on child personality development, including studies of toy's influence on children aggressiveness, specifics of modern toy market, specifics of toy expertise.

General Information

Journal rubric: Reviews of Literature

For citation: Smirnova E.O., Sokolova M.V. Researches on toy phenomenon in modern Western science. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2008. Vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 38–48. (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

Mariya V. Sokolova, PhD in Psychology, Associated professor. Faculty of Advance Training, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: sokolovamw@mail.ru

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