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ERIC Number: EJ849437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1363-755X
A Hierarchical Competing Systems Model of the Emergence and Early Development of Executive Function
Marcovitch, Stuart; Zelazo, Philip David
Developmental Science, v12 n1 p1-18 Jan 2009
The hierarchical competing systems model (HCSM) provides a framework for understanding the emergence and early development of executive function--the cognitive processes underlying the conscious control of behavior--in the context of search for hidden objects. According to this model, behavior is determined by the joint influence of a developmentally invariant habit system and a conscious representational system that becomes increasingly influential as children develop. This article describes a computational formalization of the HCSM, reviews behavioral and computational research consistent with the model, and suggests directions for future research on the development of executive function.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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