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37th Minnesota Symposium on Child Psychology

Developing Cognitive Control Processes: Mechanisms, Implications, and Interventions

Program information

All lectures held in the Cowles Auditorium at the Hubert H. Humphrey Center, 301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis. (Please note that this weekend is also Homecoming weekend, and activities may affect travel and parking.)

Friday, October 21

9:15-9:25 Opening Remarks and Overview
Megan Gunnar and Maria Sera, University of Minnesota
9:25-10:15 Introduction: What is Cognitive Control?
Philip David Zelazo, University of Minnesota
Session One UNDERLYING MECHANISMS
Session Chair, Monica Luciana
10:50-11:40 Reasoning Ability: Neural Mechanisms, Development, and Plasticity
Silvia Bunge, University of California-Berkeley
2:00-2:50 The Development of Proactive, Endogenous Control
Yuko Munakata, University of Colorado-Boulder
3:25-4:15 The Emergent Executive: A Dynamic Neural Field Theory of the Development of Cognitive Control
John Spencer, University of Iowa
4:35-5:20 Panel Discussion
Chairs: Stephanie Carlson, Monica Luciana, and Kathleen Thomas, University of Minnesota
5:20-6:20 Wine Reception - Cowles Auditorium Atrium

Saturday, October 22

Session Two IMPLICATIONS
Session Chair, Stephanie Carlson
9:30-10:20 Stress and the Development of Executive Functions: Experiential Canalization of Brain and Behavior
Clancy Blair, New York University
10:55-11:45 Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Cognitive Control: Temperamental Links to Social Competence.
Nathan Fox, University of Maryland
Session Three INTERVENTIONS
Session Chair, Ann Masten
2:00-2:50 Insights into Ways of Improving Cognitive Control and Self-Regulation in Young Children
Adele Diamond, University of British Columbia
4:35-5:25 Panel Discussion
Chairs: Ann Masten, Megan Gunnar, Canan Karatekin, University of Minnesota
5:25-5:30 Closing Remarks
Philip David Zelazo and Maria Sera

All Lectures are Free and Open to the Public

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!