How do young children come to understand and differentiate friendship from other relationships? What can imaginary companions teach us about relationship cognition? These are just a few of the questions that Tracy Gleason, professor of psychology, and her students will be asking in the Community and Family Research Suite in the new Science Center. Designed for flexibility in both layout and furniture, the rooms in this suite will accommodate interviews with children, computer work stations for surveying parents, and an early childhood play space. With state-of-the-art observation windows and recording equipment, the subtlest gesture or facial expression can be captured for later coding—even in interactions between children and their imaginary friends.