Executive functions and self-regulation

  title={Executive functions and self-regulation},
  author={W. Hofmann and Brandon J. Schmeichel and A. Baddeley},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  • W. Hofmann, Brandon J. Schmeichel, A. Baddeley
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • Self-regulation is a core aspect of adaptive human behavior that has been studied, largely in parallel, through the lenses of social and personality psychology as well as cognitive psychology. Here, we argue for more communication between these disciplines and highlight recent research that speaks to their connection. We outline how basic facets of executive functioning (working memory operations, behavioral inhibition, and task-switching) may subserve successful self-regulation. We also argue… CONTINUE READING
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