A Friend Living inside Me—The Forms and Functions of Imaginary Companions

@article{Hoff2004AFL,
  title={A Friend Living inside Me—The Forms and Functions of Imaginary Companions},
  author={E. Hoff},
  journal={Imagination, Cognition and Personality},
  year={2004},
  volume={24},
  pages={151 - 189}
}
  • E. Hoff
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology
  • Imagination, Cognition and Personality
Imaginary companions and the characteristics of the children who invent them were explored through interviews. Twenty-six children took part. The first aim was to explore the phenomenon in general, the second to investigate the functions of imaginary companions. General findings concerned the kinds of imaginary companions and some facts about the children who created them. The imaginary companions were mostly same-aged children, but some were different kinds of animal or fantasy creatures. The… Expand
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