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Jennifer Van Reet

Assistant Professor

Contact Information:

jvanreet@providence.edu
401-865-1824
Sowa Hall 160

Education:

Ph.D. - Psychology; University of Virginia

Area(s) of Expertise:

Early cognitive development, pretense and imagination, executive functioning in children


Selected Publications:

Sheehan, Kelly., Van Reet, Jennifer., Bloom, Christopher. Measuring preschoolers’ superstitious tendencies. Behavioural Processes, 91, 172-176.

Recent Presentations:

Van Reet, Jennifer., Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY, "Preschoolers' Understanding of Pretense Affects Trust of Unfamiliar Pretenders". March, 2013.

Van Reet, Jennifer., Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL, "Poster: Measuring the Representation of Pretend Object Substitutions". May, 2012.

Van Reet, Jennifer., Cognitive Development Society, Philadelphia, PA, "Poster: Specifying the Relationship Between Pretense and Inhibitory Control in Preschoolers". October, 2011.

Van Reet, Jennifer., Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC, "Inhibitory Control Facilitates Pretense Quality in Young Preschoolers & Children's Superstitious Tendencies: Three-to 5-Year-Old's Illusory Associations on a Touch-screen Task". May, 2011.

Van Reet, Jennifer., Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA, "The Role of Inhibitory Control in Young Children's Contrary-to-Fact-Reasoning". March, 2011.


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