Prevalence of imaginary companions in a normal child population.

  title={Prevalence of imaginary companions in a normal child population.},
  author={David D. Pearson and Helen Rouse and S Doswell and Christopher Ainsworth and Oliver Dawson and Kimberly W Simms and Lori G Edwards and James R. Faulconbridge},
  journal={Child: care, health and development},
  volume={27 1},
Approximately 1800 children between the ages of 5 and 12 years were randomly selected and asked whether they had present or past experiences of imaginary companions. It was found that 829 (46.2%) children reported experiences of imaginary companions. These findings were unexpected as previous studies had suggested that imaginary companions are generally experienced by fewer, much younger children. There were no significant differences in creativity scores between children who reported imaginary… CONTINUE READING


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