How does sensitivity influence early executive function? A critical review on hot and cool processes

Cláudia Ramos, Alfredo F. Pereira, Amber Feher, Joana Baptista

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Abstract

There is compelling evidence that the quality of caregiver-child interactions during toddlerhood and the preschool years supports the development of executive function (EF) (Bernier et al., 2010; 2015; 2016; Fay-Stammbach et al., 2014; Geeraerts et al., 2021). Based on such findings, we make the case herein that sensitivity may be one of the most important dimensions of parenting contributing to early EF. In the present article, we will review empirical evidence, integrating findings from a wide range of scientific disciplines – cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and developmental psychopathology – and present theoretical ideas about how two contexts of sensitive caregiving – i.e. sensitivity to distress and non-distress cues - may be contributing differently to hot and cool EF development. Implications for future investigations on the environmental contributors of early EF, and its mechanisms, are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number101895
Number of pages15
JournalInfant Behavior and Development
Volume73
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023

Keywords

  • Children
  • Executive Function
  • Sensitivity

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