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"The All-Important Annual Birthday Party"

Young children may have different ideas about its purpose....

Posted: January 14, 2013
Jacqueline Woolley, Professor of Psychology (Developmental Area)

Jacqueline Woolley, Professor of Psychology (Developmental Area)

Dr. Jacqueline Woolley talks about the reasons we have birthday parties for children, and what it all means to them, in her blog, "What Children Know: How we learn about fantasy and reality" in Psychology Today.

Link to "The All-Important Annual Birthday Party"

Dr. Woolley is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Imagination and Cognition Lab and the Children’s Research Lab. Her research addresses how children assign reality status when they encounter novel information.

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