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Author Barkley, Russell A., 1949-
Title Executive functions : what they are, how they work, and why they evolved / Russell A. Barkley.
Published New York : Guilford Press, c2012.
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 Floor4  RC386.6.N48 B376 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xi, 244 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-231)- and index.
Contents Problems with the concept of executive functioning -- The extended phenotype : a foundation for modeling executive functioning -- Executive functioning as an extended phenotype -- The instrumental-self-directed level -- The methodical-self-reliant level -- The tactical-reciprocal level -- The strategic-cooperative level -- The extended utilitarian zone -- Implications for understanding executive functioning and its disorders -- Implications for the assessment and clinical management of deficits in executive functioning.
Summary 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. --from publisher description
Subject Neuropsychological tests.
ISBN 146250535X (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781462505357 (hardcover : alk. paper)
OCLC number 773666263