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Executive Functioning
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Construct Name: Executive Functioning
Definition of Construct: Executive functions are a set of cognitive processes that are necessary for the cognitive control of behavior and are critical for the attainment of chosen goals. Executive functioning includes a number of processes, including inhibitory control, attentional control, working memory, cognitive flexibility, reasoning, planning and problem solving. Executive functions are also referred to as cognitive control.
Related Content Area(s):
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
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Keywords: Cognitive control inhibition inhibitory control attention attentional control memory working memory cognitive flexibility reasoning problem solving planning
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(Last Updated: 9/6/2016 8:16:41 PM by Kerri Boutelle)


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