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How the Batman Effect Impacts Executive Function + Child Development

In her research, Dr. Stephanie Carlson has been able to help children to improve their executive function skills by encouraging them to pretend to be someone more competent than themselves, like Batman. She talks about this phenomenon, called psychological distancing, in an interview with Ginny from the Understood.org Team. Get a Free 5-minute Executive Function Assessment with EFgo for iPad and Android…

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Executive Function, Batman Effect and Pretend Play

Reflection Science’s Co-founder and Cheif Science Officer, Dr. Stephanie Carlson, explains key insights about how the Batman Effect and pretend play are important in developing a child’s working memory, executive function, flexible thinking, and impulse control. See the article here.

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Pretend Play, Imaginary Friends, + Executive Function

What does a child’s relationship with their imaginary friends say about them? In this episode of “The Real Guide to Imaginary Companions” by SciFri, Dr. Stephanie Carlson explains how pretend play can help children perform better in tasks of self-control and creativity. See the video here.

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Measuring Executive Function Skills: U of MN Feature

Reflection Sciences, a provider of training and tools for measuring executive function skills and promoting their healthy development, was featured on the front page of the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development’s magazine! Read about Executive Function’s growing importance and the story of how Reflection Sciences, Inc. came to be. See the full…