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Cool and hot executive functions at 5-years-old as predictors of physical and relational aggression between 5- and 6-years-old

Cool and hot executive functions at 5-years-old as predictors of physical and relational aggression between 5- and 6-years-old

O'Toole, Sarah, Tsermentseli, Stella, Humayun, Sajid and Monks, Claire ORCID: 0000-0003-2638-181X (2018) Cool and hot executive functions at 5-years-old as predictors of physical and relational aggression between 5- and 6-years-old. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 43 (2). pp. 157-165. ISSN 0165-0254 (Print), 1464-0651 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0165025418798498)

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Abstract

To study the role of executive function (EF) in the early development of aggression, the role of cool and hot EF skills at 5 years-old in the development of physical and relational aggression between 5 and 6 years-old was explored. Typically-developing children (N = 80) completed tasks assessing their cool (inhibition, working memory, planning) and hot EF (affective decision making, delay of gratification) skills at 5-years-old. Longitudinal data were collected from teachers that rated children’s aggression when they were 5-, 5.5- and 6-years-old. Inhibitory control at 5-years-old predicted changes in physical and relational aggression between 5- and 6-years old. Early cool EF, but not hot EF, may therefore be associated with aggression and inhibitory control specifically with changes in aggression during early childhood.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aggression, Executive Function, Early Childhood
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
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2019 16:27
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/21046

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