The process or stage of mental activity that controls other mental activity. See cognitive control- control processes. Also called supervisory attentional system.

EXECUTIVE: "In cognitive psychology an executive mental activity controls another mental activity."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "EXECUTIVE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/executive/ (accessed September 27, 2021).