Prosocial behavior is related to later executive function during early childhood: A longitudinal study

  title={Prosocial behavior is related to later executive function during early childhood: A longitudinal study},
  author={Yusuke Moriguchi and Ikuko Shinohara and Naoya Todo and Xianwei Meng},
  journal={European Journal of Developmental Psychology},
  pages={352 - 364}
ABSTRACT Previous research has shown that executive function is correlated with prosocial behavior during early childhood. Whether early prosocial behaviors were associated with later executive function during preschool years or vice versa was thus examined in a longitudinal design. The prosocial behaviors and executive function of children (N = 64) aged 42 to 65 months were evaluated twice (Times 1 and 2), based on teachers’ reports and children’s performance on hot and cool executive function… 
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