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SEPTEMBER 01 , 2022

In 2020, an international symposium on “Updates on the study of the development of self-regulation, cognitive control, and executive functions” was held online. The aim of the symposium was to address the conceptual and methodological advances in the study of the development of self-regulation, cognitive control and executive processes, as well as their implications for different settings. To approach this aim, participants focused on three main questions: (1) How do you define self-regulation, cognitive control, executive functions, and their associations; (2) What implications and challenges would the current approaches entail for scientific research in the field; and (3) how should these approaches be considered in dialogues with policymakers.
Among the organizers and speakers emerged the interest in continuing the effort through the organization of a Special Issue that included both empirical and perspective work on the subject. At the end of 2020, the editors of Developmental Science accepted the proposal for a Special Issue on the topic, focusing on the development of self-regulation, cognitive control and executive function from different developmental perspectives through empirical evidence, aimed at contributing to the discussion of innovative conceptual definitions and methodological approaches.
This special Issue gathers 36 empirical articles that approach these topics throughout the lifespan using one or multiple methodologies (e.g., behavioral, neural and/or psychophysiological) mainly in typically developing but culturally diverse samples. Eighteen of these articles are presented in this first part, published on september 2022. To Access the contents of the Special Issue Part 1 click here.

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