Hales Professor of Psychology, Emeritus
Areas of ExpertiseDevelopment of imagination and reasoning in young children.
- 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.