Robert D. Kavanaugh

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Hales Professor of Psychology, Emeritus

Areas of Expertise

Development of imagination and reasoning in young children.

Scholarship/Creative Work

Selected Publications
  • Pretend play and theory of mind (2006). In L. Balter & C.S. Tamis-LeMonda (Eds.), Child psychology:  A  handbook of contemporary issues. Vol. 2.  Philadelphia:  Psychology Press.
  • Kavanaugh, R. D. (2006). Pretend play. In B. Spodek & O. Saracho, Handbook of research on the education of young children. Mawah, N.J.
  • Kavanaugh, R. D.  (2002).  Caregiver-child social pretend play:  What transpires?  In R. W. Mitchell (Ed.), Pretending and imagination in animals and children.  Cambridge, UK:  Cambridge University Press.
  • Kavanaugh, R.D.  (2001).  Understanding the pretense-theory of mind relationship (pp. 255-260).  In S. Reifel (Ed),  Play and culture Studies (Vol. 3):  Theory in context and out.  London:  Ablex.