Early Maltreatment, Executive Functioning, and the Protective Role of Early Childhood Interventions.

Lamoreau, Renee S.

2015

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  • Executive functioning, a subset of cognition associated with the prefrontal cortex, is highly influenced by adverse early experiences like childhood maltreatment. However, since the developing brain is adaptive, social support and therapeutic interventions may alleviate some of the negative effects of maltreatment in young children. This senior thesis examines the effects of maltreatment occurring... read more
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