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This module will explore the various aspects of executive function (inhibition, cognitive flexibility, working memory). Students will use topical readings and Sesame Street video clips to explore how executive function develops throughout childhood and adolescence, common methods for studying executive function (e.g., Stroop task, marshmallow task), and techniques that parents and teachers can use to help children develop executive function skills.
executive function, inhibition, cognitive flexibility, working memory
Early Childhood Education
Geffen, Susan Ph.D., "Executive Function" (2022). Sample module-themed coursework with Sesame Street examples. 9.
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