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Self- and Social-Regulation: Exploring the Relations Between Social Interaction, Social Understanding, and the Development of Executive Functions

Bryan Sokol, Ulrich Muller, Jeremy Carpendale, Arlene Young, and Grace Iarocci


New research on children's executive functioning and self-regulation has begun to reveal important connections to their developing social understanding (or “theories of mind”) and emotional competence. The exact nature of the relations between these aspects of children's social and emotional development is, however, far from being fully understood. Considerable disagreement has emerged, for instance, over the question of whether executive functioning facilitates social-emotional understanding, or vice versa. Recent studies linking the development of children's social understanding with aspects ... More

Keywords: executive function, social cognitive development, relational metatheory, social interaction, theory of mind

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195327694
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327694.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bryan Sokol, editor
Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at St. Louis University

Ulrich Muller, editor
Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Victoria

Jeremy Carpendale, editor
Professor of Developmental Psychology at Simon Fraser University




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