9/16/15 STHM notes
9/16/15 STHM notes STHM 1113
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sara Will on Thursday September 17, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to STHM 1113 at Temple University taught by Altschuler, Benjamin in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 44 views. For similar materials see THE BUSINESS OF LEISURE in Recreation and Leisure Studies at Temple University.
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Date Created: 09/17/15
91615 sthm notes IMPORTANCE OF PLAY AND PLAY THEORIES Qualities of Play and play theory o what is play gt deals with getting rid of or restoring energy o a way to practice for life practice jobs o essential for development physical o something to look forward to releasing energy o surplus energy theory 0 herbert spencer 0 need to expel and burn excess energy o relaxation theory 0 play that restores energy 0 rejuvenates the exhausted 0 exercise to facebooK developmental theories o freudian theory of play 0 children gain control competence as resolve conflict 0 people develop from play o preparation theory 0 allows church to practice for advait life 0 playing of roles for example is actual practice 0 leads to stronger teamwork and role acceptance contemporary developmental theories o stimulus arousal theory 0 constantly seeing at stimulus 0 develop knowledge and need for things such as experimental o competence effective theory 0 play motivated by need to test areas in environment 0 achieved through experimentation and information building 0 repetition leads to good outcome FLOW o in the zone or more technical term flow 0 cziksentihaly o players skill matched to the challenge 0 if skill or challenged exceeds on another task either becomes boring or frsutataring EXPRESSIVE THEORIES o catharsis theory 0 play helps purge emotions o develops from aristotle o socially acceptable way to channel rage o self expression theory 0 human are dynamic 0 need to express their personalities PLAY IT39S EVERYWHERE o huizinga s play theory o all of life and is marked by freedom and never imposed in anyways o occurs during its own special time o essential for its civilization influence over many forms of human society
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