Play is a term employed in psychology and ethology to describe a range of voluntary, intrinsically motivated activities normally associated with recreational pleasure and enjoyment. Children, adults and animals engage in the act of play, an activity of engaging in mental or physical stimulation on an individual basis or in a group. In my opinion, play could also represent a medium to entertain one another in a group or individually, through physical or mental activities or interactions.
Pavlas, D., Jentsch, F., Salas, E., Fiore, S. M., & Sims, V. (2012). The Play Experience Scale: Development and Validation of a Measure of Play. Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 54(2), 214–225. doi:10.1177/0018720811434513
According to the authors, the absence of a scale that measures play experience may be the reason that play experience remains empirically under-examined. In this paper, the authors present two key contributions: Continue reading