It is especially in connection with this latter func tion of play, I may add, that the instinct to imitate comes in to aid it. Imitation is a real instinct, but it is not always playful; play is a real instinct, but it is not always imitative. There is likely, however, to be a great deal of imitation in play, since the occasion on which a particular play-function develops is often that which also develops the imitative tendency as well - i. E., the actual sight or hearing of the acts or voices of other animals. Moreover, the acquisition of a muscular or vocal action through imitation makes it possible to repeat the same action afterwards in play.
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Language - English
Author(s) - Karl Groos
Published Date - August 23 2019
ISBN - 9780331189704
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3 cm
Page Count - 369
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