Developmental Psychology, Lecture on March 1 st
Cognition – EF
The executive function:
Portion of the information-processing system that coordinates various
component processes in order to achieve some goal.
Manifestation of EF:
Metacognition is the child’s awareness and knowledge of cognitive
Judgment bias is the tendency to be influenced by inappropriate
information at the expense of important and perhaps more relevant facts.
(Can be related to probability, groups, stereotypes and emotional beliefs).
Attention control and cognitive flexibility,
Resistance to interference. (distractibility)
Inhibitory control, (motor and cognitive)
Highly salient stimuli.
Integrated EF components: