ERIC Number: EJ858867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
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Executive Functions in Adolescence: Inferences from Brain and Behavior
Crone, Eveline A.
Developmental Science, v12 n6 p825-830 Nov 2009
Despite the advances in understanding cognitive improvements in executive function in adolescence, much less is known about the influence of affective and social modulators on executive function and the biological underpinnings of these functions and sensitivities. Here, recent behavioral and neuroscientific studies are summarized that have used different approaches (cognition, emotion, individual differences and training) in the study of adolescent executive functions. The combination of these different approaches gives new insight into this complex transitional phase in life, and marks adolescence as not only a period of vulnerabilities, but also great opportunities in terms of training possibilities and interventions.
Descriptors: Inferences, Cognitive Development, Autism, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Child Behavior, Developmental Stages, Adolescents, Neurological Impairments, Affective Behavior, Social Influences, Biology, Emotional Development, Individual Differences, Teaching Methods
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