Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Genetic and Environmental Influences on the Development and Stability of Executive Functions in Children of Preschool Age: A Longitudinal Study of Japanese Twins

Authors:-
Keiko K. Fujisawa (Department of Education, Faculty of Letters, Keio University)
Naoya Todo (National Institute for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education, Tokyo)
Juko Ando (Department of Education, Faculty of Letters, Keio University)


Paper Highlights:

  • Etiology of the development of executive functions during preschool years was investigated using longitudinal and multivariate behavioral genetic analyses.
  • The development and stability of executive functions were brought about by both genetic and environmental influences.
  • Findings highlighted the fact that preschool period is an important transitional stage for the development of executive functions

DOI: 10.1002/icd.1994