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Ph.D. Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1976
Research and Professional Interests
Professor Barnett's areas of interest include analysis of play and its relation to development; investigation of toys and play spaces as facilitative of play; and resources in research design and statistical analysis.
Professor Barnett's areas of research include theoretical formulation of children's play; intrinsic motivation and rewards; the effects of adult-structured play and extracurricular activities on children's development and interests; and the play of children with special challenges and needs.
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