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Technology Play and Brain Development : Infancy to Adolescence and Future Implications (Paperback)

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Technology Play and Brain Development: Infancy to Adolescence and Future Implications brings together current research on play development, learning technology, and brain development. The authors first navigate the play technology and brain development interface, highlighting the interactive qualities that make up each component. Next, they survey the changes in play materials and the variations in time periods for play that have occurred over the past 15-20 years, and then explain how these changes have had the potential to affect this play/brain developmental interaction. The authors also cover various types of technology-augmented play materials used by children at age levels from infancy to adolescence, and describe the particular qualities that may enhance or change brain development. They present information on previous and current studies of the play and technology interface and provide behavioral data collected from parents and children of varied ages related to their play with different types of play materials. They discuss how such play may affect social, emotional, moral, and cognitive development and review futurist predictions about the potential qualities of human behavior needed by generations to come. They conclude with advice to toy and game designers, parents, educators, and the wider community on ways to enhance the quality of technology-augmented play experiences so that play will continue to promote the development of human characteristics needed in the future.

Technology Play and Brain Development: Infancy to Adolescence and Future Implications brings together current research on play development, learning technology, and brain development. The authors first navigate the play technology and brain development interface, highlighting the interactive qualities that make up each component. Next, they survey the changes in play materials and the variations in time periods for play that have occurred over the past 15-20 years, and then explain how these changes have had the potential to affect this play/brain developmental interaction. The authors also cover various types of technology-augmented play materials used by children at age levels from infancy to adolescence, and describe the particular qualities that may enhance or change brain development. They present information on previous and current studies of the play and technology interface and provide behavioral data collected from parents and children of varied ages related to their play with different types of play materials. They discuss how such play may affect social, emotional, moral, and cognitive development and review futurist predictions about the potential qualities of human behavior needed by generations to come. They conclude with advice to toy and game designers, parents, educators, and the wider community on ways to enhance the quality of technology-augmented play experiences so that play will continue to promote the development of human characteristics needed in the future.

Number of Pages: 157
Genre: Psychology
Sub-Genre: Developmental / General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Doris Bergen & Darrel R. Davis & Jason T. Abbitt
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 2015
TCIN: 21533341
UPC: 9781848724778
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-4926
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