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The Opposite of Play: A Heuristic Investigation into the Relationship between Play and Mental Health

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The Opposite of Play: A Heuristic Investigation into the Relationship between Play and Mental Health

Borchert, Leah R (2017) The Opposite of Play: A Heuristic Investigation into the Relationship between Play and Mental Health. [Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper utilizes a heuristic, arts-based research methodology to investigate the relationship between play and mental health from the researcher’s subjective experience. This paper is the research paper accompaniment to the theatrical performance piece, titled: The Opposite of Play. The paper contains a literature review that includes research on the benefits of play, with a particular focus on play in adulthood and the connection between play and mental health. The paper also includes a description of heuristic research methodology, explored through the context of the researcher’s personal experience of using heuristic methodology to explore her experiences and create a performance piece using the method of devised theatre. The final portion of this paper consists of the researcher’s reflections on the process, as well as the result of the heuristic process- the script for the theatrical performance piece.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)
Authors:Borchert, Leah R
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Creative Arts Therapies (Drama Therapy Option)
Date:31 August 2017
ID Code:982930
Deposited By: LEAH BORCHERT
Deposited On:06 Sep 2017 16:50
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:56
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