PreK EF

The PreK EF study, in collaboration with Dr. Michael Willoughby at UNC Chapel Hill, worked to evaluate a set of tablet-based measures of learning and executive function (EF) among a representative sample of children aged 3-5. This battery came to be known as the "EF touch" and is available for public use. More information on the EF touch, the manual, and the battery can be found here: http://eftouch.fpg.unc.edu/.  

Selected Publications:

Willoughby, M. T., Pek, J., Blair, C. B., & Family Life Project Investigators. (2013). Measuring executive function in early childhood: A focus on maximal reliability and the derivation of short forms. Psychological Assessment, 25(2), 664-670.

Blair, C., Raver, C. C., Berry, D. J., & Family Life Project Investigators. (2014). Two approaches to estimating the effect of parenting on the development of executive function in early childhood. Developmental Psychology, 50(2), 554-565.

Willoughby, M. T., Blair, C. B., Wirth, R. J., Greenberg, M., & The Family Life Project Investigators. (2012). The measurement of executive function at age 5: Psychometric properties and relationship to academic achievement. Psychological Assessment, 24(1), 226-239.

Willoughby, M. T., Wirth, R. J., Blair, C. B., & Family Life Project Investigators. (2012). Executive function in early childhood: Longitudinal measurement invariance and developmental change. Psychological Assessment, 24(2), 418-431.