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Associations between and development of cool and hot executive functions across early childhood

Associations between and development of cool and hot executive functions across early childhood

O'Toole, Sarah, Monks, Claire and Tsermentseli, Stella (2017) Associations between and development of cool and hot executive functions across early childhood. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 36 (1). pp. 142-148. ISSN 0261-510X (Print), 2044-835X (Online) (doi:10.1111/bjdp.12226)

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Abstract

This study explored the development of cool and hot EF skills across early childhood. Children 4.5- to 5.5-years-old (N = 80) completed performance-based assessments of cool EF (inhibition and working memory), hot EF (affective decision making and delay of gratification) at three time points across 12 months. Cool EF task performance was consistently correlated across early childhood, but hot EF task performance was not. Performance on cool EF tasks showed significant improvements over early childhood, but performance on hot EF tasks did not. During early childhood performance on delay of gratification and affective decision making tasks may therefore be unrelated and show limited sensitivity to improvement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Executive function; Hot executive function; Cognitive development
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Applied Psychology Research Group
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
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Last Modified: 03 May 2018 11:51
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: GREAT b
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/18077

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