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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Contributions of Mesocorticolimbic Dopamine to Cognition and Executive Function

Stan B. Floresco

in Dopamine Handbook

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195373035
eISBN:
9780199865543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373035.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, History of Neuroscience

This chapter presents a summary of studies that have investigated the contribution of prefrontal cortex (PFC) dopamine (DA) transmission to higher-order cognition, and compares and contrasts the ... More


Vygotsky, Luria, and the Social Brain

Charles Fernyhough

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/9780195327694.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter considers the potential value of Vygotsky's and Luria's functional systems approach for our understanding of the developmental linkages between executive functioning and social ... More


A Systems Approach to the Aging Brain: Neuroanatomic Changes, Their Modifiers, and Cognitive Correlates

Naftali Raz and Kristen M. Kennedy

in Imaging the Aging Brain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195328875
eISBN:
9780199864836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328875.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, Development

Success in diagnosing and treating age-related brain disease depends on understanding normative and optimal aging of the brain. Neuroimaging studies of healthy adults reveal differential brain ... More


Mental Disorders Across the Life Span and the Role of Executive Function Networks

Michelle C. Carlson, Dana Eldreth, Yi-Fang Chuang, and William W. Eaton

in Public Mental Health

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195390445
eISBN:
9780199950416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390445.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter considers the relationship of disorders to brain function. It begins by defining executive functions and their importance to prosocial behavior and independent functioning. It then ... More


Clarifying the Relation between Executive Function and Children's Theories of Mind

Louis J. Moses and Deniz Tahiroglu

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/9780195327694.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In this chapter, we explore the relation between executive functioning (EF) and theory of mind (ToM), examining (a) what aspects of EF and what aspects of ToM are implicated, (b) whether the relation ... More


Atypical Attention: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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/9780195179941.003.008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

Chapter 8 focuses exclusively on ADHD, a complex disorder with a broad spectrum of involvement. It is also one of the most widely researched of neurodevelopmental disorders; yet pinpointing its ... More


A Bidirectional View of Executive Function and Social Interaction

Suzanne Hala, Penny Pexman, Emma Climie, Kristin Rostad, and Melanie Glenwright

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/9780195327694.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In this chapter, we explore the idea that the relation between social interaction and executive functions might be best characterized as bi-directionaldirectional. That is, that while developing ... More


Early Social and Cognitive Precursors and Parental Support for Self-Regulation and Executive Function: Relations from Early Childhood into Adolescence

Susan H. Landry and Karen E. Smith

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/9780195327694.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Development of executive functions and self-regulation, two important goals for school age children, are described in this chapter. To better understand their development, we examine the evidence for ... More


Neuroscience of Rule-Guided Behavior

Silvia A. Bunge and Jonathan D. Wallis (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195314274
eISBN:
9780199786695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314274.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

A fundamental question facing neuroscience is how complex behavior is controlled. This book brings together a number of leading cognitive and systems neuroscientists focusing on this question. ... More


The Neuropsychology of Epilepsy: An Application of Luria’s Concepts

William B. Barr and Luba Nakhutina

in Luria's Legacy in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195176704
eISBN:
9780199864706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176704.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter demonstrates that many of the central concepts from Luria's theories continue to be relevant to the contemporary neuropsychological study of epilepsy. It begins with a review on the ... More


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