Early Development of Executive Function: A Problem-Solving Framework

  title={Early Development of Executive Function: A Problem-Solving Framework},
  author={P. Zelazo and A. Carter and J. Reznick and D. Frye},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  pages={198 - 226}
  • P. Zelazo, A. Carter, +1 author D. Frye
  • Published 1997
  • Psychology
  • Review of General Psychology
  • Executive function (EF) accounts have now been offered for several disorders with childhood onset (e.g., attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, early-treated phenylketonuria), and EF has been linked to the development of numerous abilities (e.g., attention, rule use, theory of mind). However, efforts to explain behavior in terms of EF have been hampered by an inadequate characterization of EF itself. What is the function that is accomplished by EF? The present analysis attempts to… CONTINUE READING
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