|aThe Development of executive function in early childhood /|cby Philip David Zelazo ... [et al.] ; in collaboration with Gina Argitis ... [et al.].
|aBoston, Mass. :|bBlackwell Pub.,|c2003.
|aviii, 155 p. :|bill. ;|c23 cm.
|aMonographs of the Society for Research in Child Development ;|vserial no. 274, vol. 68, no. 3, 2003
|aIncludes bibliographical references.
|aThis monograph concerns the psychological processes underlying the development of executive function, or the conscious control of thought and action. It has long been clear that these processes change considerably in early childhood, transforming a relatively stimulus-driven toddler into a child capable of flexible, goal-directed problem solving. In a programmatic series of nine experiments, the authors examine circumstances that help or hinder executive function in 3- to 4-year-old children.