Jessica Taggart

Doctoral candidate in developmental psychology, University of Virginia; Fellow Max Planck Research School on the Life Course

Jessica Taggart is a doctoral candidate in Developmental Psychology at the University of Virginia and a fellow of the International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE). She is broadly interested in the consequences of children’s engagement in fictional worlds, and her research focuses primarily on pretend play. She currently studies children’s preferences for pretend and real activities and how these two types of activities affect children’s self-efficacy.