Imaginary Companions and the Children Who Create Them

Imaginary Companions and the Children Who Create Them

by Marjorie Taylor



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195077049
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/08/1999
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 1450L (what's this?)

About the Author

Marjorie Taylor is Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. What Are Imaginary Companions Like?
3. The Characteristics of Children Who Create Imaginary Companions
4. Why Do Children Create Imaginary Companions?
5. Do Children Think Their Imaginary Companions Are Real?
6. What Happens to the Imaginary Companions Created in Early Childhood?
7. Do Older Children and Adults Create Imaginary Companions?
8. Fantasy in the Lives of Children and Adults

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