Tower of london performance in healthy adolescents: The development of planning skills and associations with self-reported inattention and impulsivity

Monica Luciana, Paul F. Collins, Elizabeth A. Olson, Ann M. Schissel

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

56 Scopus citations

Abstract

Studies have investigated planning skill development using the Tower of London (TOL). Reports conflict regarding maturational trajectories and associations with IQ, other executive functions, and impulsivity. A convenience sample of 9- to 20-year-olds completed the TOL and other measures. TOL accuracy improved until ages 15-17. Digit span backwards (DSB), response inhibition, and IQ were correlated with TOL performance. DSB contributed to TOL accuracy above and beyond age and IQ. Inhibitory control and DSB both contributed to the modulation of planning times across problems. Self-reported inattention and hyperactivity were associated with low performance. Task approaches reflecting planning and psychometric issues are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-475
Number of pages15
JournalDevelopmental Neuropsychology
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2009

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Tower of london performance in healthy adolescents: The development of planning skills and associations with self-reported inattention and impulsivity'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this