Category Archives: Developmental Psychology

Interactive Narrative and Morality

Publications pertinent to narrative and moral imagination include: The Moral Psychology of Fiction by Gregory Currie, The Use of Stories in Moral Development: New Psychological Reasons for an Old Education Method by Paul C. Vitz, Life Lessons Through Storytelling: Children’s Exploration of Ethics by Donna Eder, Narrative Imagination: Between Ethics and Poetics by Richard Kearney, Empathic Engagement with Narrative Fictions by Amy Coplan, Moral Appraisal and Emotions by Cristina Battaglino, Rossana Damiano and Leonardo Lesmo, Emotional Appraisal of Moral Dilemma in Characters by Cristina Battaglino and Rossana Damiano, The Role of Morality in Emotional Reactions to and Enjoyment of Media Entertainment by Arthur A. Raney, Narrative Identity and Moral Identity: A Practical Perspective by Kim Atkins, The Development of Moral Imagination by Dennis J. Moberg and Mark A. Seabright, Phenomenology and the Moral Imagination by Terrence Wright and Moral Imagination: Implications of Cognitive Science for Ethics by Mark Johnson.

Publications pertinent to argumentation and narrative include: Arguing with Stories by Floris Bex and Trevor Bench-Capon, Understanding Narratives with Argumentation by Floris Bex and Trevor Bench-Capon, Values as the Point of a Story by Floris Bex, Logic and Parables: Do These Narratives Provide Arguments? by Trudy Govier and Lowell Ayers, Persuasive Stories for Multi-Agent Argumentation by Floris Bex and Trevor Bench-Capon, Legal Stories and the Process of Proof by Floris Bex and Bart Verheij, The Narrative Dimension by Ephraim Nissan, Analysis of Legal Narratives: A Conceptual Framework by Giovanni Sileno, Alexander Boer and Tom van Engers and Narration as a Human Communication Paradigm: The Case of Public Moral Argument by Walter R. Fisher.

Publications pertinent to morality, moral education and interactive digital entertainment include: Teaching Ethics through Gaming Environments: Design, Development and Research Perspectives by Karen Schrier, David Gibson, David Shaenfield, David Simkins and Jose Zagal, Ethical Reflection and Emotional Involvement in Computer Games by Kirsten Pohl, Moral Dilemmas in Computer Games by Miguel Sicart, Moral Dilemmas in Serious Games by Jacqueline Krebs, Effects of Narrative Structure and Salient Decision Points in Role Playing Games by Christopher Moser and Xiaowen Fang, Narrative Control and Player Experience in Role Playing Games: Decision Points and Branching Narrative Feedback by Christopher Moser and Xiaowen Fang, Moral Dilemmas in Role Playing Digital Games by Cristina Battaglino and Generating Stories with Morals by Margaret Sarlej and Malcolm Ryan.

Publications pertinent to moral digital characters include: Introducing PETE: Computer Support for Teaching Ethics by Ilya M. Goldin, Kevin D. Ashley and Rosa L. Pinkus, AEINS: Adaptive Educational Interactive Narrative System to Teach Ethics by Rania Hodhod, Daniel Kudenko and Paul Cairns, Machine Ethics: Creating an Ethical Intelligent Agent by Michael Anderson and Susan L. Anderson, Agents with a Moral Dimension by Cristina Battaglino, Agents Making Moral Decisions by Jaspreet Shaheed and Jim Cunningham, Moral Competence in Social Robots by Bertram F. Malle and Matthias Scheutz, Toward Machines That Behave Ethically Better than Humans Do by Matthijs A. Pontier and Johan F. Hoorn, On How to Build a Moral Machine by Paul Bello and Selmer Bringsjord, Towards Machine Ethics: Implementing Two Action-based Ethical Theories by Michael Anderson, Susan L. Anderson and Chris Armen and An Architecture for Directing Value-driven Artificial Characters by Rossana Damiano and Vincenzo Lombardo.

Publications pertinent to computational approaches to theory of mind include: Developmental Accounts of Theory-of-mind Acquisition: Achieving Clarity via Computational Cognitive Modeling by Paul Bello and Nicholas Cassimatis, Towards a Theory of Mind for Ethical Software Agents by Catriona Kennedy, Modeling Agents with a Theory of Mind by Maaike Harbers, Karel van den Bosch and John-Jules Meyer, Double Appraisal for Synthetic Characters by Sandy Louchart, Ruth Aylett and Joao Dias, If I Were You: Double Appraisal in Affective Agents by Ruth Aylett and Sandy Louchart, Modeling Agents with a Theory of Mind: Theory–theory versus Simulation Theory by Maaike Harbers, Karel van den Bosch and John-Jules Meyer, Cognitive Foundations for a Computational Theory of Mindreading by Paul Bello, Reasoning about Reasoning by Nested Conditioning: Modeling Theory of Mind with Probabilistic Programs by Andreas Stuhlmüller and N. D. Goodman and Bayesian Theory of Mind: Modeling Human Reasoning about Beliefs, Desires, Goals, and Social Relations by Chris L. Baker.

Publications pertinent to morality and moral development include: Conscience: The Mechanism of Morality by Jeffrey White, Conscience in Childhood: Past, Present, and Future by Grazyna Kochanska and Nazan Aksan, Social Cognitive Theory of Moral Thought and Action by Albert Bandura, Moral Development: Advances in Research and Theory by James R. Rest and Robert Barnett, Development in Judging Moral Issues by James R. Rest, The Relation between Moral Judgment and Behavior: A Social-cognitive and Decision-making Analysis by Herbert D. Saltzstein, Testing a Social-Cognitive Model of Moral Behavior: The Interactive Influence of Situations and Moral Identity Centrality by Karl Aquino, Dan Freeman, Americus Reed II, Vivien K. G. Lim, Will Felps, The Role of Mental State Understanding in the Development of Moral Cognition and Moral Action by Jodie A. Baird and Janet Wilde Astington, The Zone of Proximal Development in Play and Learning by Pentti Hakkarainen and Milda Bredikyte and Moral Education in the Zone of Proximal Development by Mark B. Tappan.

Publications pertinent to ethics education include: Evaluating Ethics Education Programs: A Multi-level Approach by Michael D. Mumford, Logan Steele and Logan L. Watts, The Effects of Classroom Moral Discussion upon Children’s Level of Moral Judgment by Moshe M. Blatt and Lawrence Kohlberg, The Effects of Unstructured Group Discussion on Ethical Judgment by Clinton H. Richards and G. Stoney Alder, Moral Cognition and Moral Action: A Theoretical Perspective by Augusto Blasi and Bridging Moral Cognition and Moral Action: A Critical Review of the Literature by Augusto Blasi.


Interactive Narrative and Motivation

Publications pertinent to motivation include: A Theory of Human Motivation by Abraham H. Maslow, Human Motivation by David C. McClelland, Human Motivation: Metaphors, Theories, and Research by Bernard Weiner, Human Motivation and Social Cooperation: Experimental and Analytical Foundations by Ernst Fehr and Herbert Gintis, Human Ethology by Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt, On Aims and Methods of Cognitive Ethology by Dale Jamieson and Marc Bekoff, Ethology: The Mechanisms and Evolution of Behavior by James L. Gould, Ethological Concepts and Human Development by Wagner H. Bridger, Motivation, Intention and Emotion: Goal-directed Behavior from a Cognitive-neuro-ethological Perspective by Charles R. Gallistel, Motivation and Personality by Abraham H. Maslow, Robert Frager and Ruth Cox, Motivation and Personality: Handbook of Thematic Content Analysis edited by Charles P. Smith, Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind by David M. Buss, Evolutionary Developmental Psychology by David C. Geary and David F. Bjorklund and The Origins of Human Nature: Evolutionary Developmental Psychology by David F. Bjorklund and Anthony D. Pellegrini.

Publications pertinent to instinct and motivation include: The Study of Instinct by Nikolaas Tinbergen, On Drive, Conflict and Instinct, and the Functional Organization of Behavior by Gerard P. Baerends, Models of Motivation by Frederick Toates, Animal Motivation and Cognition by Frederick Toates, Animal Cognition by Kristin Andrews and Ljiljana Radenovic, Animal Behavior by Stephen J. Crowley and Colin Allen, Motivation of Human and Animal Behavior: An Ethological View by Konrad Lorenz and Paul Leyhausen, Ethological and Psychological Models of Motivation: Towards a Synthesis by Toates Frederick and Per Jensen, Ethological Models of Hierarchy and Patterning of Species-specific Behavior by John C. Fentress and Anthropomorphism, Primatomorphism, Mammalomorphism: Understanding Cross-species Comparisons by Brian L. Keeley.

Publications pertinent to evolutionary computing, computational ethology, computational ecology include: Introduction to Evolutionary Computing by Agoston E. Eiben and James E. Smith, Advances in Evolutionary Computing: Theory and Applications edited by Ashish Ghosh and Shigeyoshi Tsutsui, Evolving Virtual Creatures by Karl Sims, Lessons from Cognitive Ethology: Animal Models for Ethological Computing by Irene M. Pepperberg, Old Tricks, New Dogs: Ethology and Interactive Creatures by Bruce M. Blumberg, Multi-level Direction of Autonomous Creatures for Real-time Virtual Environments by Bruce M. Blumberg and Tinsley A. Galyean, Emergent Cooperation for Multiple Agents Using Genetic Programming by Hitoshi Iba, Evolutionary Computing in Multi-agent Environments: Eusociality by Larry Bull and Owen Holland, Co-evolution as a Computational and Cognitive Model of Design by Mary Maher and Hsien-Hui Tang, A Model of Co-evolutionary Design by Mary Lou Maher, Cooperative Coevolution of Multi-agent Systems by Chern Han Yong and Risto Miikkulainen, Visual Simulations, Artificial Animals and Virtual Ecosystems by Jyrki E. Hokkanen, The Emergence of Computational Ecologies by Bernardo A. Huberman and Tad Hogg, Computational Ecosystems in a Changing Environment by Natalie Glance, Tad Hogg and Bernardo A. Huberman, Dynamics of Computational Ecosystems by Jeffrey O. Kephart, Tad Hogg and Bernardo A. Huberman and An Emergent Computational Approach to the Study of Ecosystem Dynamics by Richard L. Olson and Ronaldo A. Sequeira.

Publications pertinent to the evolution of communication, language and cognitive pragmatics include: Cognitive Ecology: The Evolutionary Ecology of Information Processing and Decision Making edited by Reuven Dukas, The Ecology of Language Evolution edited by Salikoko S. Mufwene, Synthetic Ethology and the Evolution of Cooperative Communication by Bruce J. MacLennan and Gordon M. Burghardt, Message, Meaning, and Context in Ethology by W. John Smith, Contextual Sources of Information and Responses to Animal Communication Signals by Daniel W. Leger, Game Theory and the Evolution of Signaling Kevin J. S. Zollman, Some Dynamics of Signaling Games by Simon Huttegger, Brian Skyrms, Pierre Tarrès and Elliott Wagner, Language Evolution edited by Morten H. Christiansen and Simon Kirby, Language as an Evolutionary System by Henry Brighton, Kenny Smith and Simon Kirby, Simulating the Evolution of Language by Angelo Cangelosi and Domenico Parisi and The Computational Nature of Language Learning and Evolution by Partha Niyogi.

Publications pertinent to digital characters include: A Motivation Model for Virtual Characters by Zhen Liu and Yu-Sheng Lu, A Motivational Model of Action Selection for Virtual Humans by Etienne de Sevin and Daniel Thalmann, The Complexity of Testing a Motivational Model of Action Selection for Virtual Humans by Etienne de Sevin and Daniel Thalmann, Modeling Motivations and Emotions as a Basis for Intelligent Behavior by Dolores Cañamero, Motivation Driven Learning for Interactive Synthetic Characters by Song-Yee Yoon, Bruce M. Blumberg and Gerald E. Schneider, An Ethological and Emotional Basis for Human–robot Interaction by Ronald C. Arkin, Masahiro Fujita, Tsuyoshi Takagi and Rika Hasegawa and Relation between Motivations and Personality Traits for Autonomous Virtual Humans by Etienne de Sevin, Personal Causation: The Internal Affective Determinants of Behavior by Richard de Charms and Computational Mechanisms for Action Selection by Toby Tyrrell.

Publications pertinent to evolutionary sociology and multi-agent systems include: Evolutionary Social Psychology edited by Jeffry A. Simpson and Douglas Kenrick, The Evolutionary Psychology of Human Social Strategies by David M. Buss, Evolutionary Approaches to Relationships by Douglas T. Kenrick and Melanie R. Trost, The Dynamics and Evolution of Social Systems: New Foundations of a Mathematical Sociology by Jürgen Klüver, Formal Models, Social Theory and Computer Simulations: Some Methodical Reflections by Jürgen Klüver, Christina Stoica and Jörn Schmidt, An Introduction to Multiagent Systems by Michael Wooldridge, Multi-agent Systems: An Introduction to Distributed Artificial Intelligence by Jacques Ferber, Agent-based Computational Sociology by Flaminio Squazzoni, Generative Social Science: Studies in Agent-based Computational Modeling by Joshua M. Epstein, Artificial Societies Multiagent Systems and the Micro-Macro Link in Sociological Theory by R. Keith Sawyer and Simulation for the Social Scientist by Nigel Gilbert and Klaus Troitzsch.

Interactive Narrative and Characterization

Publications pertinent to narrative, characterization and theory of mind include: Characterization in Narrative by James Garvey, Characterization in Narrative: Some Theoretical Prolegomena by Uri Margolin, A Cognitive Stylistic Approach to Characterisation by Jonathan Culpeper, Style Brings in Mental States by Lisa Zunshine, Advanced Social Cognition in the Literary Arts by Joan Peskin, Raymond A. Mar and Theanna Bischoff, The Neural Bases of Social Cognition and Story Comprehension by Raymond A. Mar, The Role of the Theory‐of‐Mind Cortical Network in the Comprehension of Narratives by Robert A. Mason and Marcel A. Just, From Actors to Agents to Persons: The Development of Character Representation in Young Children’s Narratives by Ageliki Nicolopoulou and Elizabeth S. Richner, Rethinking Character Representation and Its Development in Children’s Narratives by Ageliki Nicolopoulou, The Narrative Construction of Differing Conceptions of the Person in the Development of Young Children’s Social Understanding by Elizabeth S. Richner and Ageliki Nicolopoulou, Young Children’s Storybooks as a Source of Mental State Information by Jennifer R. Dyer, Marilyn Shatz and Henry M. Wellman, The Doer and the Deed: Action as a Basis for Characterization in Narrative by Uri Margolin and Understanding and Predicting Social Events: The Effects of Narrative Construction on Inference Generation by Kristi A. Costabile and Stanley B. Klein.

Publications pertinent to narrative dialogue, characterization and theory of mind include: Language and Characterisation: People in Plays and Other Texts by Jonathan Culpeper, The Language of Dialogue in Fiction by Nelleke Oostdijk, More on the Language of Dialogue in Fiction by Pieter de Haan, Research on Fiction Dialogue: Problems and Possible Solutions by Karin Axelsson, The Interpretation of Dialogue edited by Tulio Maranhao, Narrative Discourse and Theory of Mind Development by Nicole R. Guajardo and Anne C. Watson, Developmental Relationships between Language and Theory of Mind by Carol A. Miller and Language and Children’s Understanding of Mental States by Paul L. Harris, Marc de Rosnay and Francisco Pons.

Publications pertinent to interactive narrative and characterization include: Character-based Interactive Storytelling by Mark O. Cavazza, Fred Charles and Steven J. Mead, Directable Synthetic Characters by Mazin Assanie, From Synthetic Characters to Virtual Actors by Sandy Louchart and Ruth Aylett, Virtual Actors that can Perform Scripts and Improvise Roles by Peter Wavish and David Connah, A Dramatised Actant Model for Interactive Improvisational Plays by Martin Klesen, Janek Szatkowski and Niels Lehmann, Automated Improvisational AI Actor in E-drama by Li Zhang, Marco Gillies, John A. Barnden, Robert J. Hendley, Mark G. Lee and Alan M. Wallington and Character Development and Storytelling for Games by Lee Sheldon and Evolving Characters in Role Playing Games by Joao Leite and Luıs Soares.

Publications pertinent to digital characters include: Gameplay Design Patterns for Believable Non-player Characters by Petri Lankoski and Staffan Björk, Enhanced NPC Behaviour Using Goal Oriented Action Planning by Edmund Long, Efficient Intent-based Narrative Generation Using Multiple Planning Agents by Jonathan Teutenberg and Julie Porteous, Towards Believable Behavior Generation for Embodied Conversational Agents by Lasse Johannesson, Behavior-based Language Generation for Believable Agents by A. Bryan Loyall and Joseph Bates, Dialogue Generation in Character-based Interactive Storytelling by Marc Cavazza and Fred Charles and Towards Human-like Spoken Dialogue Systems by Jens Edlund, Joakim Gustafson, Mattias Heldner and Anna Hjalmarsson.

The Psychology of Friendships and Peer Relationships

Publications pertinent to the development of friendships and peer relationships include: The Development of Children’s Friendships edited by Steven R. Asher and John M. Gottman, Children’s Friendship Relations: A Meta-analytic Review by Andrew F. Newcomb and Catherine L. Bagwell, Friendships and their Developmental Significance by Willard W. Hartup, Relationships and Development edited by Willard W. Hartup and Zick Rubin, How Children Become Friends by John M. Gottman, Friendships and Adaptation in the Life Course by Willard W. Hartup and Nan Stevens, The Psychology of Friendship Relations: Social Factors by Robert S. Albert and Thomas R. Brigante, Peer Interactions, Relationships, and Groups by Kenneth H. Rubin, William M. Bukowski and Jeffrey G. Parker, The Beginnings of Collaboration in Peer Interaction by Mina Verba, Positive Emotion and the Regulation of Interpersonal Relationships by Michelle N. Shiota, Belinda Campos, Dacher Keltner and Matthew J. Hertenstein, An Exploratory Comparison of Close Intracultural and Intercultural Friendships by William B. Gudykunst and Relational Communication in Computer‐mediated Interaction by Joseph B. Walther and Judee K. Burgoon.

Play, Role-playing Games, Improvisational Theatre and Interactive Digital Entertainment

Publications pertinent to play and collaborative play include: Pretense: The Form and Function of Make-believe Play by Inge Bretherton, The Organization of Pretend Play by Catherine Garvey and Rita Berndt, Play, Cognitive Development, and the Social World: Piaget, Vygotsky, and Beyond by Ageliki Nicolopoulou, The Language of Social Pretend Play by Catherine Garvey and Thayer L. Kramer, Pretend Play Skills and the Child’s Theory of Mind by Angeline S. Lillard, Pretense and Representation: The Origins of “Theory of Mind” by A. Leslie, Children’s Representation of Narrative Perspectives in Storytelling and Pretense in Relation to Theory of Mind by Hande Ilgaz, Development of Intersubjectivity in Social Pretend Play by Artin Göncü, Modes of Transformation in the Initiation of Fantasy Play by Wendy S. Matthews, Cooperative Formats in Pretend Play among Young Children by Mina Verba, The Beginnings of Collaboration in Peer Interaction by Mina Verba and Multiagent Collaboration in Directed Improvisation by Barbara Hayes-Roth, Lee Brownston and Robert van Gent.

Publications pertinent to interactive narrative play include: Making Space for Voice: Technologies to Support Children’s Fantasy and Storytelling by Justine Cassell and Kimiko Ryokai, Narrative Development in Social Context by Ageliki Nicolopoulou, Children’s Storytelling: Toward an Interpretive and Sociocultural Approach by Ageliki Nicolopoulou, Computer Support for Children’s Collaborative Fantasy Play and Storytelling by Kimiko Ryokai and Justine Cassell, Narrative Play and Emergent Literacy: Storytelling and Story-Acting by Ageliki Nicolopoulou, Judith McDowell and Carolyn Brockmeyer and Understanding Others through Primary Interaction and Narrative Practice by Shaun Gallagher and Daniel Hutto,

Publications pertinent to role-playing games include: An Embodied Cognition Approach for Understanding Role-playing by Petri Lankoski and Simo Järvelä, The Many Faces of Role-playing Games by Michael Hitchens and Anders Drachen, A Gamelike Performance – Exploring the Gaming Process and the Ecology of Live Action Role-Playing Games by Marjukka Lampo, We Are the Great Pretenders: Larp is Adult Pretend Play by Erling Rognli, Immersion Revisited: Role-playing as Interpretation and Narrative by Tobias Harding and A Hermeneutical Approach to Role-playing Analysis by J. Tuomas Harviainen.

Publications pertinent to narrative, interactivity, improvisation and emergent narrative include: Improvisation and Narrative by R. Keith Sawyer, Improvisation and Performance as Models for Interacting with Stories by Joshua Tanenbaum and Karen Tanenbaum, Narrative Development in Improvisational Theatre by Allan Baumer and Brian Magerko and Emergent Story Generation: Lessons from Improvisational Theater by Ivo Swartjes and Joost Vromen.

Publications pertinent to presence, social presence and dramatic presence include: The Role of Presence in the Experience of Electronic Games by Ron Tamborini and Paul Skalski, Place Presence, Social Presence, Co-presence, and Satisfaction in Virtual Worlds by Saniye T. Bulu, Defining and Differentiating Copresence, Social Presence and Presence as Transportation by Kristine Nowak, Dramatic Presence in Improvised Stories by Ivo Swartjes and Mariët Theune and Playing In or Out of Character: User Role Differences in the Experience of Interactive Storytelling by Christian Roth, Ivar Vermeulen, Peter Vorderer, Christoph Klimmt, David Pizzi, Jean-Luc Lugrin and Marc Cavazza.

Publications pertinent to improvisational digital characters include: Virtual Actors That Can Perform Scripts and Improvise Roles by Peter Wavish and David Connah, A Dramatised Actant Model for Interactive Improvisational Plays by Martin Klesen, Janek Szatkowski and Niels Lehmann, Affect Detection and an Automated Improvisational AI Actor in E-drama by Li Zhang, Marco Gillies, John A. Barnden, Robert J. Hendley, Mark G. Lee and Alan M. Wallington, Shared Mental Models in Improvisational Digital Characters by Brian Magerko, Peter Dohogne and Daniel Fuller, A Computational Model for Finding the Tilt in an Improvised Scene by António Brisson, Brian Magerko and Ana Paiva, Tilt Riders: Improvisational Agents Who Know What the Scene Is About by António Brisson, Brian Magerko and Ana Paiva and Reaching Cognitive Consensus with Improvisational Agents Rania Hodhod and Brian Magerko.

Publications pertinent to group dynamics and improvisational theatre include: Ensemble Work in Theatre Rehearsals: Dynamics that Shape Group Cohesion by Erin S. Kelly, The Positive Effects of Cohesion on the Creativity of Small Groups Robert M. Moore, Games for Actors and Non-actors by Augusto Boal, Shared Mental Models in Improvisational Theatre by Daniel Fuller and Brian Magerko, An Empirical Study of Cognition and Theatrical Improvisation by Brian Magerko, Waleed Manzoul, Mark Riedl, Allan Baumer, Daniel Fuller, Kurt Luther and Celia Pearce, The Relationship between Improvisation and Cognition by Carine Lewis and Cognitive Neuroscience and Acting: Imagination, Conceptual Blending, and Empathy by Rhonda Blair.

Play, Development, Reasoning, Language, Mimesis and Education

Publications pertinent to play, evolution and development, include: Play: Its Role in Development and Evolution by Jerome S. Bruner, Alison Jolly and Kathy Sylva, Play and Exploration in Children and Animals by Thomas G. Power, The Role of Play in Human Development by Anthony D. Pellegrini, Play and Child Development by Joe L. Frost, Sue Clark Wortham and Robert Stuart Reifel, The Role of Pretend Play in Children’s Cognitive Development by Doris Bergen, Curiosity, Imagination, and Play: On the Development of Spontaneous Cognitive Motivational Processes by Dietmar Ed Görlitz and Joachim F. Wohlwill and On the Functions of Play and its Role in Behavioral Development by Paul Martin and Tim M. Caro.

In A Playworker’s Taxonomy of Play Types, Bob Hughes describes the types of play: communication, creative, deep, dramatic, exploratory, fantasy, imaginative, locomotor, mastery, object, recapitulative, role, rough and tumble, social, socio-dramatic and symbolic play. The National Institute for Play describes seven play types: attunement, body, object, social, imaginative, narrative and transformative play.

Publications pertinent to play and symbolic reasoning include: Facilitating Creative Thought through Object Play in Young Children by Susan L. Trostle and Thomas D. Yawkey, Pretend Play and Creative Processes by Sandra W. Russ and Claire E. Wallace, Development of Object Transformations in Early Pretend Play by Elaine R. Jackowitz and Malcolm W. Watson and Preschool Children’s use of Objects in Symbolic Play by Joy L. Elder and David R. Pederson, Play and the Acquisition of Symbols by Greta G. Fein and Toward Symbolic Functioning: Structure of Early Pretend Games and Potential Parallels with Language by Lorraine McCune-Nicolich.

Publications pertinent to play, socialization and language include: The Language of Social Pretend Play by Catherine Garvey and Thayer L. Kramer, The Collaborative Construction of Pretend: Social Pretend Play Functions by Carollee Howes, Olivia A. Unger and Catherine C. Matheson, Some Properties of Social Play by Catherine Garvey and The Social Psychology of Creativity by Teresa M. Amabile.

Publications pertinent to play, mimesis and narrative include: Child’s Play: Myth, Mimesis and Make-believe by Laurence R. Goldman, Mimesis: Where Play and Narrative Meet by Carol Fleisher Feldman, A Developmental Study of Children’s Construction of Stories by Nancy L. Stein and Christine G. Glenn, The Development of Structural Complexity in Children’s Fantasy Narratives by Gilbert J. Botvin and Brian Sutton-Smith, Developmental Structures in Fantasy Narratives by Brian Sutton-Smith, Gilbert J. Botvin and Daniel Mahony and Mimesis as Make-believe: On the Foundations of the Representational Arts by Kendall Walton.

Publications pertinent to play and education include: Play in Education by Joseph Lee, The Role of Play in the Development of Insightful Tool-using Strategies by Brian Vandenberg, Play, Problem‐solving, and Creativity by Brian Vandenberg and Play and Training in Direct and Innovative Problem Solving by Peter K. Smith and Susan Dutton.

The Cognitive Neuroscience and Development of Mathematical Reasoning

Publications pertinent to the cognitive neuroscience of mathematical reasoning include: Neural Foundations of Logical and Mathematical Cognition by Olivier Houdé and Nathalie Tzourio-Mazoyer, The Influence of Cognitive Abilities on Mathematical Problem Solving Performance by Abdulkadir Bahar, Different Components of Working Memory have Different Relationships with Different Mathematical Skills by Fiona R. Simmons, Catherine Willis, and Anne-Marie Adams, Working Memory and Mathematics: A Review of Developmental, Individual Difference, and Cognitive Approaches by Kimberly P. Raghubar, Marcia A. Barnes, and Steven A. Hecht, Learning to Think Mathematically: Problem Solving, Metacognition, and Sense Making in Mathematics by Alan H. Schoenfeld, Metacognition and Mathematics Strategy Use by Martha Carr, Joyce Alexander and Trisha Folds‐Bennett, Working Memory and Children’s Mathematical Skills: Implications for Mathematical Development and Mathematics Curricula by Joni Holmes and John W. Adams, Defining Mathematics Educational Neuroscience by Stephen R. Campbell and Educational Neuroscience: New Horizons for Research in Mathematics Education by Stephen R. Campbell.