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Play motivation:
What motivates play?
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Overview[edit | edit source]

Figure 1. Children playing.
  • What is Play?
  • What Motivates us to Play?
  • How does Self-Determination theory and research help explain why we play?
  • How can this help to enhance our lives?

What is play?[edit | edit source]

  • Evolutionary
  • Biological
  • Behavioural
  • Cognitive
  • Humanist
  • Psychoanalyical

What motivates Play?[edit | edit source]

Edward L Deci
Venn diagram
  • What is Self Determination Theory. [1]Self-Determination Theory (SDT; Deci & Ryan, 1985)
    • Autonomy
    • Comptetence
    • Relatedness
    • Extrinsic Motivation
      • Reward
      • Punishment
      • Consequence
      • Gamification
      • Addiction

How can we use play to enhance our lives?[edit | edit source]

  • Therapy
  • Education and Learning
  • Creativity and Performance
  • Well Being

Adult Playfulness Scale[edit | edit source]

Figure 2. Adults playing

Conclusion[edit | edit source]

Play is a fundamental element of development and learning that we can use to enhance our everyday lives!

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Deci, E. L., & Ryan, R. M. (1985). Intrinsic motivation and self-determination in human behavior. New York: Plenum

External links[edit | edit source]

https://www.ted.com/talks/stuart_brown_says_play_is_more_than_fun_it_s_vital?utm_campaign=tedspread--b&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

  1. Deci, E. L., & Ryan, R. M. (1985). Intrinsic motivation and self-determination in human behavior. New York: Plenum