Executive Function in Typical and Atypical Development

Philip David Zelazo, Ulrich Müller

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105 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development, Second edition
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)9781405191166
StatePublished - Jul 15 2010


  • "hot" affective aspects of EF, associated with ventral and medial parts of prefrontal cortex (VM-PFC)
  • Confirmatory factor analytic studies of EF in children
  • Developmental research on hot and cool EF-EF first emerging early in development
  • EF construct, intended to capture psychological abilities-whose impairment is presumed to underlie the manifest deficits
  • EF in typical development
  • Executive function (EF), ill-defined but important construct-psychological processes in conscious control of thought and action
  • Executive function in typical and atypical development
  • Problem-solving framework-for understanding EF as functional construct
  • Structure-function mapping
  • Use of rules-using simple measures of selective attention

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