SURPLUS ENERGY THEORY

a hypothesis that children and young animals engage in locomotor play due to excess energy. See play.

SURPLUS ENERGY THEORY: "In surplus energy theory excess energy is expended in play."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SURPLUS ENERGY THEORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/surplus-energy-theory/ (accessed November 24, 2017).
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