A Psychology Classic
Despite his premature death at the age of just 37, Lev Vygotsky is widely considered as one of the leading developmental psychologists of the 20th century. In addition to his groundbreaking work on the relationship between language and thought, Lev Vygotsky also put forward ideas regarding the psychology of play, in particular the process of self-regulation through creative play.
This classic article, which was originally presented in the form of a speech, provides several key insights into Lev Vygotsky's theories of play and is essential reading for anybody involved in child education and developmental psychology.
Note To Psychology Students
If you ever have to do a paper, assignment or class project on the work of Lev Vygotsky, having access to Play And its Role in The Mental Development of The Child in full will prove invaluable. A psychology classic is by definition a must read; however, most landmark texts within the discipline remain unread by a majority of psychology students. A detailed, well written description of a classic study is fine to a point, but there is absolutely no substitute for understanding and engaging with the issues under review than by reading the authors unabridged ideas, thoughts and findings in their entirety.
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