The SAGE Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice is the first major survey of innovations in professional practice emerging from a social constructionist orientation to social science. This key perspective has been unique in its stimulation of pioneering practices over a broad number of professions. This volume offers insights into the latest developments in theory, showcases the range and variations in practical outcomes, while pointing to emerging directions of development. The Handbook focuses on hands-on practices, while offering the theoretical tools for further enriching their application. The authors are leading figures in their fields, including organizational development, therapy, healthcare, education, research, and community building. The volume will be particularly useful for students, scholars, professional practitioners, and change makers from across the globe. PART ONE: Introduction; PART TWO: Research Practices; PART THREE: Practices in Therapeutic Professions; PART FOUR: Practices in Organizational Development; PART FIVE: Practices in Education; PART SIX: Practices in Healthcare; and PART SEVEN: Community Practices.

Play Creates Well-being: The Contingency and the Creativity of Human Interaction1

Play Creates Well-being: The Contingency and the Creativity of Human Interaction1

Play creates well-being: the contingency and the creativity of human interaction
Saliha Bava

Meaningfulness: The Joy of Creating Relationships

To be alive is to seek connection. Making meaningful relationships provides us the connection we seek and creates a sense of well-being. Relational play, the improvisational and in-the-moment making of relationships, is where human beings do the collaborative work of creating connection and flow.

What is play? And, how do we as humans define play beyond what we know as child's play? The literature on human development is primarily focused on play in childhood, but the literature fails to shed light on the critical function of play in adult lives. Many scholars (Brown, 2010; ...

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