The importance of being playful (even though you are an adult)

Importance of being playful (even though you are an adult)

Research has shown that playfulness in adults is associated with:
– flow-experiences (Csikszentmihalyi 1975),
– enhanced group cohesion (Bowman 1987),
– creativity and spontaneity (Barnett 2007; Glynn and Webster 1992, 1993),
– intrinsic motivation (Amabile et al. 1994),
– quality of life (Proyer et al. 2010),
– decreased computer anxiety (Bozionelos and Bozionelos 1997),
– positive attitudes towards the workplace, job satisfaction and performance, and innovative behavior (Yu et al. 2007),
– even academic achievement (Proyer 2011)
– character strengths, such as humor, creativity, zest and hope (Proyer, 2011),
– subjective and physical well-being (Proyer, 2012).

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