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ERIC Number: EJ1106583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Metacognitive Monitoring of Executive Control Engagement during Childhood
Chevalier, Nicolas; Blaye, Agnès
Child Development, v87 n4 p1264-1276 Jul-Aug 2016
Emerging executive control supports greater autonomy and increasingly adaptive behavior during childhood. The present study addressed whether children's greater monitoring of how they engage control drives executive control development. Gaze position was recorded while twenty-five 6-year-olds and twenty-eight 10-year-olds performed a self-paced task-switching paradigm in which they could proactively prepare for the next task for as long as they wanted before completing it. Gaze trajectories and performance showed that younger children were less well prepared than older children when they triggered the target, even though they could have taken longer to fully prepare. With age, children better monitor how they engage control, highlighting the contribution of metacognitive processes to executive control development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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