Development of executive functions in preschool age



Development of processes of self-control behavior is one of the fundamental problems of developmental psychology. Both in Russian and foreign psychology the idea of self-control (executive control) of behavior in closely connected with functioning of prefrontal cortex of the brain. This approach has been formed under the influence of clinical research studies of damage results in these brain divisions and experiments with primates

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Keywords: executive functions, frontal cortex, preschool age

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology and Age-Related Psychology

Article type: review article

For citation: Pushina N.P. Development of executive functions in preschool age [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2014. Vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 26–42. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Natal'ia P. Pushina, PhD in Psychology, research fellow at Centre for Neurocognitive Research (MEG-Centre), Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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