Eric D. Smith

LIFE Virginia

LIFE Fellow from 2011 to 2014, University of Virginia


Dissertation completed in 2014

Is Eating Healthy Bearable? Examining Children’s Transfer of Health-Related Concepts From a Storybook

(Advisor: Angeline Lillard)

Selected Publications

Lillard, A. S., Lerner, M. D., Hopkins, E. J., Dore, R. A., Smith, E. D., & Palmquist, C. M. (2013). The impact of pretend play on children's development: A review of the evidence. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 1–34.

Smith, E. D., Englander, Z. A., Lillard, A. S., & Morris, J. P. (2013). Cortical mechanisms of pretense observation. Social Neuroscience, 8, 356–368.

Smith, E. D., & Lillard, A. S. (2012). Play on: Retrospective reports of the persistence of pretend play into middle childhood. Journal of Cognition and Development, 13, 524–549.

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