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Inhibitory control and problem solving in early childhood: Exploring the burdens and benefits of self-control

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Low inhibitory control (IC) is sometimes associated with enhanced problem-solving amongst adults, yet for young children high IC is primarily framed as inherently better than low IC. Here, we explore associations between IC and performance on a novel problem-solving task, amongst 102 English 2- and 3-year-olds (Study 1) and 84 Swedish children, seen at 18- months and 4-years (Study 2). Generativity during problem-solving was negatively associated with IC, as measured by prohibition-compliance...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1002/icd.2297

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
University College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-1985-2521
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Infant and Child Development Journal website
Volume:
31
Issue:
3
Article number:
e2297
Publication date:
2022-01-05
Acceptance date:
2021-12-13
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EISSN:
1522-7219
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1224452
Local pid:
pubs:1224452
Deposit date:
2021-12-14

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