The long-term ambition of this project is to develop a comprehensive model of the factors facilitating and impeding optimal executive functioning throughout the lifespan. In a first step to achieve this ambitious model development the current project will focus on gaining an understanding of the mechanisms of one particular impeding factor: the role of chronic pain experiences. Building a comprehensive model of the underlying mechanisms in the relation between executive functioning and chronic pain will be achieved by investigating their mutual influences within a critical period of development, i.e. adolescence.
Caes L, Dick B, Duncan C & Allan J (2021) The cyclical relation between chronic pain, executive functioning, emotional regulation, and self-management. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 46 (3), pp. 286-292. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsaa114