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Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology, Volume 37: Developing Cognitive Control Processes: Mechanisms, Implications, and Interventions

ISBN: 978-0-470-42274-8
272 pages
October 2013
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The collected papers from the most prestigious symposia in the field of child development provide scholars, students, and practitioners with access to the work of key researchers in human development. This volume focuses on changes in our understanding of cogisnitive control processes—constructs important to the field since Wundt and Freud. Our understanding of these constructs has advanced dramatically in recent years—both empirically and conceptually. This collection brings generalists and specialists alike up-to-date on this central process of human development and the implications for this new knowledge on school success and other areas.
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Table of Contents

Preface vii

List of Contributors xi

1 What Is Cognitive Control? 1
Philip David Zelazo and Jacob E. Anderson

PART I: Mechanisms

2 Development of Neural Networks Supporting Goal-Directed Behavior 23
Elizabeth L. Johnson, Sarah E. Munro, and Silvia A. Bunge

3 Developing Cognitive Control: The Costs and Benefits of Active, Abstract Representations 55
Yuko Munakata, Hannah R. Snyder, and Christopher H. Chatham

4 The Emerging Executive: Using Dynamic Neural Fields to Understand the Development of Cognitive Control 91
John P. Spencer and Aaron T. Buss

PART II: Implications

5 Stress and the Development of Executive Functions: Experiential Canalization of Brain and Behavior 145
Clancy Blair

6 Individual Differences in Child Temperament and Their Effect on Cognitive Control 181
Nathan A. Fox

PART III: Interventions

7 Want to Optimize Executive Functions and Academic Outcomes? Simple, Just Nourish the Human Spirit 205
Adele Diamond

PART IV: Reflections

8 Development of Cognitive Control: Where Are We and What’s Next? 233
Maria D. Sera and Nicole Scott

Author Index 247

Subject Index 261

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