Executive function and food approach behavior in middle childhood

  title={Executive function and food approach behavior in middle childhood},
  author={Karoline Groppe and Birgit Elsner},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
Executive function (EF) has long been considered to be a unitary, domain-general cognitive ability. However, recent research suggests differentiating "hot" affective and "cool" cognitive aspects of EF. Yet, findings regarding this two-factor construct are still inconsistent. In particular, the development of this factor structure remains unclear and data on school-aged children is lacking. Furthermore, studies linking EF and overweight or obesity suggest that EF contributes to the regulation of… CONTINUE READING
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