Executive Function and False-Belief Understanding in Preschool Children: Two Tasks Are Harder Than One

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dc.contributor.author Hala, S en
dc.contributor.author Hug, S en
dc.contributor.author Henderson, Annette en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-20T22:23:39Z en
dc.date.issued 2003 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Cognition and Development, 2003, 4 (3), pp. 275 - 298 en
dc.identifier.issn 1524-8372 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/26332 en
dc.description.abstract In this research we examine the relation between executive function (EF) and false-belief (FB) understanding in young children. Specifically, we proposed that performance on tasks combining 2 executive demands: (a) working memory and (b) inhibitory control would be most predictive of performance on FB tasks. Forty-eight children between the ages of 3 and 5 years were given a battery of EF and FB measures. As predicted we found that performance on executive tasks that combined demands for memory and inhibitory control were highly predictive of performance on FB tasks. To further test the relation of EF and FB understanding we also introduced an experimental manipulation designed to reduce the working memory demands of FB tasks. This manipulation did not significantly improve performance. The results from this study provide support for the relation between EF and FB understanding, although the exact nature of the relation requires further clarification. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Cognition and Development en
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dc.title Executive Function and False-Belief Understanding in Preschool Children: Two Tasks Are Harder Than One en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1207/S15327647JCD0403_03 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 275 en
pubs.volume 4 en
pubs.end-page 298 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 91653 en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id Psychology en
dc.identifier.eissn 1532-7647 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en

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