As a part of childhood development, the need for companionship and socialization are a necessity. But what happens when a child does not have any friends or adults to socialize with? Imaginary friends (also known as imaginary companions or ICs) are created to befriend children and help them develop their emotions. This thesis is a literary study about the field of imaginary companions, the children who create them, and the response the environment has to these “invisible friends.”
imaginary companions, imaginary friends, children, youth, imagination
Year of Completion
Dr. Efleda P. Tolentino
Tsang, Sarah, "Imaginary Companions: The children who create them and the adult response" (2020). Undergraduate Honors College Theses 2016-. 86.