Planning is a type of problem-solving that is focused on future actions. It involves the mental determination of a sequence of actions before carrying them out. Planning is an aspect of executive functions, the set of cognitive and behavioral capabilities involved in regulating the acquisition and control of information. This entry describes the cognitive process of planning, the development of planning skills from infancy to adolescence, and how social and cultural experiences contribute to this development.

What Is Planning and When Is It Used?

Planning is the deliberate organization of a sequence of actions oriented toward achieving a goal. The purpose of planning is to determine in advance how to carry out a goal-directed activity as efficiently and effectively as possible and with a minimum of omissions ...

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