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Executive Function: Who Needs it Anyway?

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ISD 191 Diamondhead Education Center

200 Burnsville Parkway

Burnsville, MN 55337

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CONTENTS: a free community engagement seminar from District One91 Community Education.

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Executive function is the ability to regulate thoughts, actions, and emotions. All are important for us to lead productive, fulfilling lives as adults. Learn more about this valuable predictor of academic and life success through interviews, discussion and humor.

The Theater of Public Policy masterfully advances the understanding of complex ideas by drawing on improvisational comedy.

Included on our panel are two Distinguished McKnight University Professors, Stephanie Carlson and Kathleen Vohs.

Ms. Carlson is a co-founder of Reflection Sciences. She conducts research on the development of executive function including how to measure it in children as young as age 2. She investigates basic developmental processes in executive function, theory of mind, and symbolism/pretend play. She is particularly interested in how these skills interrelate in the preschool period, their brain bases, their relevance for school readiness, and socio-cultural influences on their development.

Ms. Vohs works to understand and communicate the basics of how people think, feel and behave in order to make sense of marketplace and organizational outcomes. Ms. Voh's research specialties include self-control, the hidden costs of decision making, the psychology of money, the difference between a meaningful and happy life.

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