The Immediate Impact of Different Types of Television on Young Children's Executive Function

@article{Lillard2011TheII,
  title={The Immediate Impact of Different Types of Television on Young Children's Executive Function},
  author={A. Lillard and J. Peterson},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={128},
  pages={644 - 649}
}
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this research was to study whether a fast-paced television show immediately influences preschool-aged children's executive function (eg, self-regulation, working memory). METHODS: Sixty 4-year-olds were randomly assigned to watch a fast-paced television cartoon or an educational cartoon or draw for 9 minutes. They were then given 4 tasks tapping executive function, including the classic delay-of-gratification and Tower of Hanoi tasks. Parents completed surveys regarding… Expand
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