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Executive Function: Description and Explanation

Anthony Steven Dick and Willis F. Overton

in Self- and Social-Regulation: Exploring the Relations Between Social Interaction, Social Understanding, and the Development of Executive Functions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195327694
eISBN:
9780199776962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327694.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The concept “executive function,” which broadly refers to the psychological processes involved in the conscious control of action and thought, occupies a central place in the study of cognition and ... More


The Functions of the Executive Revisited: Contributions, Inducements, and Constitutional Ordering

Peer Hull Kristensen and Jonathan Zeitlin

in Local Players in Global Games: The Strategic Constitution of a Multinational Corporation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275625
eISBN:
9780191705809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275625.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter argues that the HQ of APV — and possibly also many other MNC HQs — did not participate in the managerial processes whereby contributions and inducements may be balanced, constitutional ... More


Epistemic Flow and the Social Making of Minds

Charlie Lewis, Jeremy I. M. Carpendale, John Towse, and Katerina Maridaki-Kassotaki

in Self- and Social-Regulation: Exploring the Relations Between Social Interaction, Social Understanding, and the Development of Executive Functions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195327694
eISBN:
9780199776962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327694.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Correlations between an understanding of self and other in psychological terms, often referred to as “theory of mind,” and the control of action, often labeled “executive functions,” have been ... More


Executive Functions after Frontal Lobe Injury: A Developmental Perspective

Vicki Anderson, Harvey S. Levin, and Rani Jacobs

in Principles of Frontal Lobe Function

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195134971
eISBN:
9780199864157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134971.003.0030
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter contrasts normal cerebral and cognitive development with that of children who have sustained frontal pathology. It focuses specifically on the domain of executive function, with the ... More


Self- and Social-Regulation: Exploring the Relations Between Social Interaction, Social Understanding, and the Development of Executive Functions

Bryan Sokol, Ulrich Muller, Jeremy Carpendale, Arlene Young, and Grace Iarocci (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195327694
eISBN:
9780199776962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327694.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

New research on children's executive functioning and self-regulation has begun to reveal important connections to their developing social understanding (or “theories of mind”) and emotional ... More


What Is Attention? Navigating Its Complex History and Facing the Challenges Ahead

Kim Cornish and John Wilding

in Attention, Genes, and Developmental Disorders

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195179941
eISBN:
9780199864652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179941.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

Chapter 2 introduces the notion of attention and examines the various taxonomies of attention that have been proposed. Selective processes are the core of attention; some are automatic but most ... More


Executive Function: Theoretical Concerns

Jack Martin and Laura Failows

in Self- and Social-Regulation: Exploring the Relations Between Social Interaction, Social Understanding, and the Development of Executive Functions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195327694
eISBN:
9780199776962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327694.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Research on executive function faces a variety of theoretical issues and challenges. In this chapter, we begin with a survey of definitions, methods, and conceptions that currently resist integration ... More


Object-Based Set-Shifting in Preschoolers: Relations to Theory of Mind

Daniela Kloo, Josef Perner, and Thomas Giritzer

in Self- and Social-Regulation: Exploring the Relations Between Social Interaction, Social Understanding, and the Development of Executive Functions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195327694
eISBN:
9780199776962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327694.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter focuses on children's ability to shift between different ways of thinking about an object, which is termed object-based set-shifting. First, we outline crucial developments in social ... More


The Development of Self-Regulation: A Neuropsychological Perspective

Marianne Hrabok and Kimberly A. Kerns

in Self- and Social-Regulation: Exploring the Relations Between Social Interaction, Social Understanding, and the Development of Executive Functions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195327694
eISBN:
9780199776962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327694.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter begins with discussion of some of the definitional and conceptual issues relevant to executive function (EF) from a neuropsychological perspective. This is followed by a discussion of ... More


Assessment of executive function

Paul W. Burgess

in The Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199234110
eISBN:
9780191594250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234110.003.018
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology

Executive function is probably the newest of the fields of neuropsychology. Although observations of patients showing symptoms of executive dysfunction have existed for over 150 years, and ... More


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