Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Imagining the Impossible at Christmas Time

Wed, December 19, 2012
Imagining the Impossible at Christmas Time
Jacqueline Woolley, Professor of Psychology (Developmental Area)


It’s the question that often raises the most angst and generates the most heated discussion in expecting parents. No, it’s not what to name the baby, or how to decorate the room, or whether to let the child sleep in the parents’ bed. It’s the hesitantly raised question that many consider years before they are even expecting children, “And what about the Santa thing. Do you think we should, you know, lie to her? What will happen when she finds out?”

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