Psychology, Interamerican
Executive functions in undergraduate students enrolled in a creativity course
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Reyes, V. (2016). Executive functions in undergraduate students enrolled in a creativity course. Revista Interamericana De Psicología/Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 49(2). https://doi.org/10.30849/rip/ijp.v49i2.8

Abstract

Frontal lobes maturation begins in childhood and continues into adolescence and early adulthood, it is related with increased abilities in abstract reasoning, attentional shifting, inhibition and processing speed but theses abilities are not always consolidated in undergraduate students and would be advisable to include activities that promote their development during schooling. This paper presents an analysis of the changes observed in executive functions in a sample of 16 college students after having taken a class called Applied Creativity, in which divergent thinking is encouraged. The assessment was performed in a pretest-posttest design using Battery Performance of Executive Functions and Frontal lobes (BANFE). The results indicated significant differences in the functions of metamemory, figurative and abstract understanding, all of them related with the anterior prefrontal region.

Frontal lobes maturation begins in childhood and continues into adolescence and early adulthood, it is related with increased abilities in abstract reasoning, attentional shifting, inhibition and processing speed but theses abilities are not always consolidated in undergraduate students and would be advisable to include activities that promote their development during schooling. This paper presents an analysis of the changes observed in executive functions in a sample of 16 college students after having taken a class called Applied Creativity, in which divergent thinking is encouraged. The assessment was performed in a pretest-posttest design using Battery Performance of Executive Functions and Frontal lobes (BANFE). The results indicated significant differences in the functions of metamemory, figurative and abstract understanding, all of them related with the anterior prefrontal region.

https://doi.org/10.30849/rip/ijp.v49i2.8
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