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Proyer, René T.; Brauer, Kay; Wolf, Annegret; Chick, Garry – American Journal of Play, 2018
Adult playfulness contributes to well-functioning romantic relationships, claim the authors, who study the association between playfulness of several kinds (other directed, lighthearted, intellectual, whimsical) and six specific attitudes towards love they call love styles--"eros," "ludus," "storge,"…
Descriptors: Play, Individual Differences, Adults, Intimacy
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Shen, Xiangyou Sharon; Chick, Garry; Zinn, Harry – American Journal of Play, 2014
The authors discuss the Adult Playfulness Trait Scale (APTS), a measurement that they developed along with a conceptualization of playfulness based on a synthesis of personality research and play literature. They assert the research they conducted, which examined the nomological network of playfulness and involved relevant constructs of…
Descriptors: Play, Adults, Personality Traits, Behavior
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Chick, Garry; Yarnal, Careen; Purrington, Andrew – American Journal of Play, 2012
The overwhelming majority of play research concerns juveniles. However, a full understanding of the phenomenon requires knowledge of play and playfulness across the life spans of those animals, including humans, who play in adulthood. The authors investigate a theory of play based on Darwin's concept of sexual selection that may account for the…
Descriptors: Females, Play, Males, Children