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Tracy Gleason, PhD - The Conversation

Tracy Gleason, PhD - The Conversation
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Tracy Gleason is a Professor of Psychology at Wellesley College and Psychological Director of the Wellesley College Child Study Center, and has a background in both developmental psychology and early childhood education. She obtained her PhD in child psychology (1998) with certification in early childhood education from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota. Her research concerns young children’s peer relationships, particularly imaginary companions, and she has a secondary line of research in moral development.
Make Believe Important

Why Make-Believe Play Is an Important Part of Child Development

Visit any preschool classroom during free play and you will likely see a child pretending to be someone else. Make-believe play is a ubiquitous part of early childhood. And beyond being fun for kids, pretending...

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