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A developmental perspective on executive function.
This review article examines theoretical and methodological issues in the construction of a developmental perspective on executive function (EF) in childhood and adolescence. Unlike most reviews ofExpand
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Effects of Physical Activity on Children's Executive Function: Contributions of Experimental Research on Aerobic Exercise.
  • J. R. Best
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Developmental review : DR
  • 1 December 2010
Executive function refers to the cognitive processes necessary for goal-directed cognition and behavior, which develop across childhood and adolescence. Recent experimental research indicates thatExpand
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Executive Functions after Age 5: Changes and Correlates.
Research and theorizing on executive function (EF) in childhood has been disproportionately focused on preschool age children. This review paper outlines the importance of examining EF throughoutExpand
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Relations between Executive Function and Academic Achievement from Ages 5 to 17 in a Large, Representative National Sample.
This study examined age-related changes in complex executive function (EF) in a large, representative sample (N = 2,036) aged 5 to 17 using the Cognitive Assessment System (CAS; Naglieri & Das,Expand
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Exergaming immediately enhances children's executive function.
  • J. R. Best
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Developmental psychology
  • 1 September 2012
The current study examined an important aspect of experience--physical activity--that may contribute to children's executive function. The design attempted to tease apart 2 important aspects ofExpand
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Behavioral economic predictors of overweight children's weight loss.
OBJECTIVE Our goal was to determine whether behavioral economic constructs-including impulsivity (i.e., steep discounting of delayed food and monetary rewards), the relative reinforcing value of foodExpand
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Exergaming in Youth: Effects on Physical and Cognitive Health.
  • J. R. Best
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Zeitschrift fur Psychologie
  • 1 April 2013
Exergaming (a portmanteau of "exercise" and "gaming") is a relatively new genre of interactive video gaming that stimulates an active, whole-body gaming experience. Exergaming could have aExpand
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Predictors of child weight loss and maintenance among family-based treatment completers.
OBJECTIVE To examine general and treatment-specific predictors of children's weight outcomes during a pediatric weight management trial. METHOD One hundred fifty overweight children-69.3% female; MExpand
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Targeting the mind and body: recommendations for future research to improve children’s executive functions
Children’s executive functions (EFs)--the cognitive processing underlying controlled, goal-oriented cognition and behavior--have been shown to be important predictors of future physical, mental, andExpand
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Shared weight and dietary changes in parent-child dyads following family-based obesity treatment.
OBJECTIVES The primary objective was to determine whether children and their participating parents undergoing family-based behavioral treatment (FBT) for obesity show similar dietary changesExpand
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