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Contrôler ses comportements et ses cognitions facilite-t-il la réalisation d’un puzzle ?

Abstract : Children from the earliest days, parents at home and preschool teachers are particularly fond of jigsaw puzzles. Assembling a puzzle is not just about playing. It is problem-solving activity that requires great focus, self-control and learning. In psychology, high level functions that allow a person to control his behavior, cognition and emotions are called executive functions (EF). Three fundamental EF develop from the early childhood: inhibition, working memory and flexibility. The aim of this thesis is to check if preschool children (3 to 6 years-old) who are the most effective to the various EF tests are also the most effective when they assemble puzzles. For this, various EF tests are passed by 82 kindergarten children, who then make a puzzle. Regression analyzes are then done to determine if the EF tests are predictive of the puzzle solving time. According to these analyzes, the pupils who have better inhibition, working memory and flexibility are the best for solving jigsaw puzzles. Puzzles can therefore serve as a diagnostic assessment of children's EF.
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Cloé Inzaina. Contrôler ses comportements et ses cognitions facilite-t-il la réalisation d’un puzzle ?. Education. 2020. ⟨dumas-03107355⟩

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