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Optical Engineering • Open Access

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Author(s): H. J. Caulfield

Paper Abstract

In common usage the words "child's play" often indicate something extremely simple. Your Editor has been impressed by his recent readings of the pioneer child psychologist Piaget Piaget suggests that child's play ceases abruptly when the task is no longer challenging. Our usual connotation therefore slanders the child. Piaget further suggests that what interests the child is the idea of a problem known to be challenging yet suspected of being solvable. Great joy and elation come from the satisfactory solution of such a problem. Clearly, science is child's play.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1984
PDF: 10 pages
Opt. Eng. 23(2) 232229 doi: 10.1117/12.7973393
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 23, Issue 2
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H. J. Caulfield, Editor (United States)

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