Thalia R. Goldstein Ph.D.

Thalia R. Goldstein, Ph.D., is assistant professor of Applied Developmental Psychology at George Mason University researching children's role play, pretend, and acting. She is the author on numerous articles and book chapters on the effects of acting training on social skills, how we understand fiction, and children's developing understanding of pretend. Thalia has previously been assistant professor of Psychology at Pace University and Postdocotral Fellow at Yale University. Dr. Goldstein earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from Boston College and B.A. from Cornell University; she previously spent several years as a professional actress and dancer in New York City. 

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