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.
Nicole graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Developmental Psychology and Neuroscience. She has a strong background in executive function and social neurodevelopmental research in children, spending over 3 years working in Dr. Stephanie Carlson and Dr. Phil Zelazo’s Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development. At Reflection Sciences, Nicole works with potential and current partners to determine how the MEFS App™ can best support their assessment needs. She also manages Reflection Sciences' website, blogs, and social media profiles.