Pretend Play: Longitudinal Prediction of Creativity and Affect in Fantasy in Children

@inproceedings{Russ1999PretendPL,
  title={Pretend Play: Longitudinal Prediction of Creativity and Affect in Fantasy in Children},
  author={Sandra W. Russ and Andrew Robins and Beth Christiano},
  year={1999}
}
Pretend play and creativity have been linked theoretically and empirically. In this article we investigate the ability of pretend play in first and second-grade children to predict divergent thinking and affect in fantasy over a 4-year period. The follow-up sample consisted of 31 children in the fifth and sixth grades who had originally received the Affect in Play Scale (Russ, 1987, 1993; a standardized play task) and the Alternate Uses test (Wallach & Kogan, 1965) of divergent thinking as… CONTINUE READING

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