Predicting cognitive control from preschool to late adolescence and young adulthood.

@article{Eigsti2006PredictingCC,
  title={Predicting cognitive control from preschool to late adolescence and young adulthood.},
  author={Inge-Marie Eigsti and Vivian Zayas and Walter Mischel and Yuichi Shoda and Ozlem N Ayduk and Mamta B. Dadlani and Matthew C Davidson and J Lawrence Aber and B. J. Casey},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2006},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={478-84}
}
In this longitudinal study, the proportion of time preschoolers directed their attention away from rewarding stimuli during a delay-of-gratification task was positively associated with efficiency (greater speed without reduced accuracy) at responding to targets in a go/no-go task more than 10 years later. The overall findings suggest that preschoolers' ability to effectively direct their attention away from tempting aspects of the rewards in a delay-of-gratification task may be a developmental… CONTINUE READING

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