Thursday, February 21, 2008

IQ Byte # : Definition of executive functioning

I just started reading an excellent overview/integrative article in Psychological Bulletin that provides an overview of the research and theory re: executive function development during the preschool years. I will eventually be making a formal post with a link to the article. But for now, I wanted to share a nice IQ Byte: - a concise definition of executive function in the first paragraph of the article.

According to Garon, Bryson & Smith (2008), EF's are "adaptive, goal-directed behaviors that enable individuals to override more automatic thoughts and responses...particularly...when solving novel problems" (p.31).

More later after I have time to digest and enjoy this comprehensive and important article.

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