The effect of executive control on cognitive performance during childhood (Bachelor thesis)

Τσούφη, Αικατερίνη/ Tsoufi, Aikaterini

This study has attempted to examine the effect of Executive Function on problem solving in school age. The survey involved 60 students aged 9-12. The participants were examined in an array of 6 cognitive projects (tasks) which, in two, were aimed at verbal, quantitative and spatial competence. In order to determine the level of the Executive Function of the participants, the Stroop Test was used and six projects were provided as indicators for the measurement of the Executive Function (small shape - large shape, color - word, small number - large number). ABSTRACT All participants were individually examined. The results were processed on the basis of the current bibliography on the structure of the cognitive system, as well as the current views on the executive function of cognitive activity. It appeared that children aged 11-12 years have a higher level of executive function. At the same time, the effect of age on cognitive performance became apparent. Finally, the results showed that the adequacy of the executive function affects the effective solution of the cognitive projects (tasks), but also the accuracy of the estimations for the process of their resolution
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Δημοκρίτειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θράκης. Σχολή Επιστημών Αγωγής. Παιδαγωγικό Τμήμα Δημοτικής Εκπαίδευσης
Subject classification: Cognition in children
Executive functions (Neuropsychology)
Keywords: Γνωστική επίδοση,Εκτελεστικός έλεγχος,Επίλυση προβλημάτων,Cognitive performance,Executive function,Problem solving

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