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Executive Functions

What They Are, How They Work, and Why They Evolved
  • ISBN-13: 9781462545933
  • Publisher: GUILFORD PUBLICATIONS
    Imprint: THE GUILFORD PRESS
  • Author: Barkley, Russell A. (Virginia Commonwealth University School
  • Price: AUD $58.99
  • Stock: 12 in stock
  • Availability: Order will be despatched as soon as possible.
  • Local release date: 31/03/2021
  • Format: Paperback (229.00mm X 152.00mm) 244 pages Weight: 320g
  • Categories: Psychological methodology [JMB]Clinical psychology [MMJ]
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This groundbreaking book offers a comprehensive theory of executive functioning (EF) with important clinical implications. Synthesizing cutting-edge neuropsychological and evolutionary research, Russell A. Barkley presents a model of EF that is rooted in meaningful activities of daily life. He describes how abilities such as emotion regulation, self-motivation, planning, and working memory enable people to pursue both personal and collective goals that are critical to survival. Key stages of EF development are identified and the far-reaching individual and social costs of EF deficits detailed. Barkley explains specific ways that his model may support much-needed advances in assessment and treatment. See also Barkley's empirically based, ecologically valid assessment tools: Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale (BDEFS for Adults) and Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale--Children and Adolescents (BDEFS-CA).
1. Problems with the Concept of Executive Functioning 2. The Extended Phenotype: A Foundation for Modeling Executive Functioning 3. Executive Functioning as an Extended Phenotype 4. The Instrumental-Self-Directed Level 5. The Methodical-Self-Reliant Level 6. The Tactical-Reciprocal Level 7. The Strategic-Cooperative Level 8. The Extended Utilitarian Zone 9. Implications for Understanding Executive Functioning and Its Disorders 10. Implications for the Assessment and Clinical Management of Deficits in Executive Functioning
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