Publications


PUBLICATIONS – PEER REVIEWED
Diamond, A., & Ling, D. S. (Epub June 14, 2018). Aerobic-Exercise and resistance-training interventions have been among the least effective ways to improve executive functions of any method tried thus far. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2018.05.001
Ling, D. S., Tibbetts, G., & Scharfe, E. (2017). Once Upon a Time: Lessons Learned from Mother Goose. Child Welfare, 95(2), 9-31.
Diamond, A., & Ling, D. S. (2016). Conclusions about interventions, programs, and approaches for improving executive functions that appear justified and those that, despite much hype, do not. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 18, 34-48. doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2015.11.005   (abstract) (pdf)
Article devoted to Diamond and Ling's work on EF interventions (24 June 2016), “Think twice before you…” in Research Features magazine published by Research Publishing International.
Ling, D. S., Wong, C. D., & Diamond, A. (2016). Do children need reminders on the Day-Night task, or simply some way to prevent them from responding too quickly? Cognitive Development, 37, 67-72. doi: 10.1016/j.cogdev.2015.10.003  (abstract) (pdf)
Im-Bolter, N., Johnson, J., Ling, D., & Pascual-Leone, J. (2015). Inhibition: Mental control process or mental resource? Journal of Cognition and Development, 16, 666-681. doi: 10.1080/15248372.2014.930743  (pdf)
Im-Bolter, N., Zadeh, Z. Y., & Ling, D. (2013). Parenting beliefs and academic achievement: The mediating role of language. Early Child Development and Care, 183, 1811-1826. doi: 10.1080/03004430.2012.755964  (pdf)

PUBLICATIONS –IN REVIEW
Ling, D. S. (revise and resubmit). Train us early; train us well. Under embargo.
Ling, D. S., Wong, C., & Diamond, A. (submitted). Double dissociation: Integrating color and shape aids conditional discrimination even though separating them aids card sorting.

BOOK CHAPTERS
Diamond, A. & Ling, D. S. (in press). Review of the evidence on, and fundamental questions surrounding, efforts to improve executive functions (including working memory). To appear in M. Bunting, J. Novick, M. Dougherty, & R. W. Engle (Eds.), An integrative approach to cognitive and working memory training: Perspectives from psychology, neuroscience, and human development. Oxford University Press.
Ling, D. S., Kelly, M., & Diamond, A. (2016). Human-animal interaction and the development of executive functions. In L. Freund,  S. McCune, L. Esposito, N. R. Gee, & P. McCardle, Social neuroscience of human-animal interaction, (pp. 51-72). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi: 10.1037/14856-004 (pdf)

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Student mentee co-authors under the Undergraduate Research Opportunities: Research Experience Program
Balce, K., Ling, D., Murray, C., Weiss, M., & Diamond, A. (2017). The optimal dose of psychostimulants for the behavioral problems in ADHD appears to be too high to help the cognitive problems. Paper presented at the UBC Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference, Vancouver, Canada
Abdelazim, S., Dhindsa, S., Ma, Y. T., & Ling, D. S. (2016). A prospective longitudinal study on the impact of cognitive flexibility on crime rates, income, health, and higher education. Poster presented at the UBC Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference.         
Li, J., & Ling, D. (2015). The effect of short-term musical training on the executive functions of children from 6 to 8 years old. Poster presented at the UBC Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference.
Ling, D., Wong, C., & Diamond, A. (Oct. 18, 2013). Double dissociation: Integrating color/ shape aids conditional discrimination but separating them aids card sorting in 3-year-olds. Poster presented at the Cognitive Development Society Meeting, Memphis, TN.  (pdf)
Ling, D., Wong, C., & Diamond, A. (May 17, 2013). Young children benefit from more time when performing the Day-Night task. Paper presented at the Northwest Cognition and Memory Conference, Surrey, BC.
Ling, D., Wong, C. & Diamond, A. (May 17, 2013). Double dissociation: Integrating color/shape aids conditional discrimination but separating them aids card sorting in 3½-yr-olds. Paper presented at the Northwest Cognition and Memory Conference, Surrey, BC.
Ling, D., Wong, C., & Diamond, A. (April 19, 2013). Young children benefit from extra time when performing tasks requiring inhibitory control. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA. (pdf)
Ling, D., & Scharfe, E. (June 4, 2011). Once Upon a Time: Using Songs and Stories to Change Mothers’ Perceptions of their Children’s Security. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association’s Annual Convention, Toronto, ON, and Abstract in Canadian Psychology, 52, 360. (Shortlisted for the Elinor Ames Award for Student Presentations, Developmental Section)  

PROFESSIONAL MAGAZINES
Ling, D. (Summer, 2012). Brain Development and Learning Conference: Closing the research practice gap. Psynopsis, 34(3), 22-23.
Ling, D. (Fall, 2011). Preparing for life after your bachelor’s degree. Psynopsis (Student News), 33(4), 45.



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