Psychologists’ Mattel-Funded Study Mentioned in Business Wire

A study by Wesleyan’s Department of Psychology is mentioned in a May 23 Business Wire article. Mattel, Inc. announced it will fund four university research projects focused on the impact of play in children’s early development through Mattel’s Philanthropy Programs.

Anna Shusterman, assistant professor of psychology; Hilary Barth, assistant professor of psychology, assistant professor of neuroscience and behavior; and Emily Slusser, a postdoctoral fellow in psychology, received one of the grants worth $25,000. Their study is titled “Understanding the Power of Play: Study will focus on assessing the cognitive benefits of independent, self-directed play with toys.” More information on the grant is here.

The Business Wire article is online here.

Olivia Drake

Olivia (M.A.L.S. '08) is editor of the Wesleyan Connection newsletter and campus photographer. I have two dogs, five chickens and 30 house plants. I like snow, photographing firemen and enjoying "stinky" cheeses. Send me your story ideas to newsletter@wesleyan.edu. 

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