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Executive Functioning

Advanced cognitive processes including planning, problem-solving, decision-making, task initiation and completion, working memory, perspective-taking, abstract thinking, the ability to shift thinking fluidly without getting stuck on a particular rule or idea, and impulse control. Exposure to acute trauma or triggered memories has been shown to temporarily disrupt executive functions, while exposure to chronic or complex trauma has been shown to undermine the normative development of these capacities.