Towse, John N. and Lewis, Charlie and Knowles, Mark (2007) When knowledge is not enough: the phenomenon of goal neglect in preschool children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 96 (4). pp. 320-332. ISSN 0022-0965Full text not available from this repository.
We argue that the concept of goal neglect can be fruitfully applied to understand children’s potential problems in experimental tasks and real-world settings. We describe an assessment of goal neglect developed for administration to preschool children, and report data on two measures derived from this task alongside the Dimensional Change Card Sort (DCCS) and an Opposite-colour responseinhibition task. The propensity to neglect initial task cues was uniquely linked to response-inhibition, while neglect of a later cue was uniquely linked to the DCCS. Additional evidence suggests that recovery from neglect can occur, and shows that goal neglect varies with the cognitive transparency of the signifying cue. Data demonstrate the importance of, and place constraints on, current theories of information-regulation, and foreground the notion of graded representations in working memory and executive functioning.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Experimental Child Psychology|
|Additional Information:||The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 96 (4), 2007, © ELSEVIER.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Executive function ; Representation ; Memory ; Attention|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology|
|Deposited By:||Dr John Towse|
|Deposited On:||01 Aug 2008 09:21|
|Last Modified:||03 Dec 2016 00:01|
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