Not All Executive Functions Are Related to Intelligence

  title={Not All Executive Functions Are Related to Intelligence},
  author={Naomi P. Friedman and Akira Miyake and Robin P. Corley and Susan E. Young and John C. Defries and John K Hewitt},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={172 - 179}
Accumulating evidence suggests that executive functions (EFs) are related to intelligence, despite neuropsychological results initially considered evidence of no such relation. However, findings that EFs are not unitary raise the issue of how intelligence relates to different EFs. This study examined the relations of fluid and crystallized intelligence and Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale IQ to three separable EFs—inhibiting prepotent responses (inhibiting), shifting mental sets (shifting… 

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