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Imaginary Companions

  • By: Tracy Gleason
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Imaginary companions refers to relationships with nonexistent beings created primarily by children. Three phenomena have been described with respect to this term, two of which constitute imaginary relationships: invisible companions and ...

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